Saturday, January 18 2014 14:19

Organizing for a New Year with The Brother P-Touch #Ptouch25

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The Rock Father is participating in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. A product sample and promotional item were provided for use in this feature.

As the year-long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Brother P-Touch continues (the first was released in late 1988), so concludes my series of organizational posts as a P-Touch Ambassador here on The Rock Father (revisit part one and part two if you'd like). When the folks at Brother USA hooked me up with their PT-H100 labelmaker prior to the holidays, I knew that the only appropriate conclusion for my series would be a job that no one really likes: packing away the Christmas decorations.

The TreeWe have what I used to view as "a lot" of decorations, an opinion that has changed to a "good" amount after seeing a few of those "Holiday Wars" shows on television - the kind in which families decorate their houses in a manner that rivals only Clark W. Griswold and Santa Claus himself, with most of those residences viewable from the International Space Station and the Death Star. Regardless, we have enough, and every year I do a little bit of a purge, and a little bit of rearranging. Despite this, things always end up mixed up, and there seems to be a question of "where is it?" with at least a few things when we put the decorations up each year. I think I've finally fixed that.

While there's plenty of trinkets and accent items that bring holiday cheer to our home, the biggest category when it comes to packing things up is "tree stuff." There's the trees (this year it was the 9' one in my office, and then the 4' STAR WARS tree, though occasionally... "there is another"), the lights, the ribbon, and the ornaments.

I had to become an organizational machine...


Sorted. Purged. Packed. Labeled. Racked.

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Brother-P-touch-25th-AnniveWhile this may be the end of my Brother 25 series of posts, I can guarantee that when things warm up, I'll be armed with my PT-H100 when the time comes to properly organize the rest of the garage. Believe me when I tell you... it's A MESS.

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Brother P-touch, and in addition to their official site, you can snag special 25th Anniversary deals at office superstores and other retailers Nationwide.

Now get labeling!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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