If you have been visiting my blog, you know I love labeling everything. It not only helps everyone else know where things go, but it also helps when anyone loses an item.
Recently, I became an affiliate with Mabel's Labels, a fun site for making labels for my kid's lunch bags, clothing, bag tags, safety, and household tags, etc... They have so much to choose from on their site; I didn't know where to begin.
I picked these cute labels to use for my books for when I lend books and containers out to friends and family. Aren't they cute? I like them.
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These "Personalized Name Stickers" are great for kids too. Here is my review of their site.
- They are waterproof and suitable for lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment, etc...
- They give you a place to customize the style and the picture on the sticker. They have a few fonts to choose from. And, of course, you can customize the name on the label.
- They also offer safety labels like bands for kids with their name and information on it. So cool! Plus a bunch of other types of tags for different areas of the home.
- They offer starter labels for daycare.
- Personal tags can be made too.
Now, that your order has been delivered, here are tips on how to make the most of labeling your kids' school stuff.
- Buy waterproof labels. Not all tags are equal. Look for labels that withstand water or washing.
- Pick an area that doesn't get touched often, like the bottom of a bottle, the inside of a lunch bag and the inside of a planner.
- When adding the sticker to the item, make sure you rub the top of the label continuously, especially the edges for at least 10 or 15 seconds.
- If you are labeling clothing, buying clothing labels, and sewing them will work best. They wash well, and you don't need to worry about the tags rubbing off after several washes.
If you want to buy labels for your children, here is the affiliate link.
Note: I get a small referral fee if you use the link above. This referral fee will not increase your purchase price whatsoever.
I hope this helps you and your child minimize the lost items this year. Have a great school year!
These are wonderful tips. Just as a warning, if your kids are anything like I was in school, all the labels and preparation will go out the window in about a week. Sorry I was hard on things at that age.
What a fun idea! I think kids would like to see these snazzy labels on their stuff. (I would!)
Well I don't have kids but I am a fan of labels, and as a matter of fact, I will definitely take a closer look at these Sabrina. I just moved into a new place and there is a nice big storage room I intend to turn into a pantry, so I see plenty of labeling in my immediate future. If I recall correctly, some of your posts are about organizing a pantry, so I'm going to poke around and find them for ideas. Yee ha!
I label every item my daughter owns. From her rucksack to her school shoes. Originally I sewed in her labels and write on the actual garment/item. Children can be absent minded when at school, taking very little care of their belongings. Also some have identical items so it rules out;
"This is mine"
"No, it is mine"
A friend of mine gave me waterproof labels with my son's name on it when he was born and they've been the best! It's amazing how many instances you need a label. Thanks for the thorough suggestions on usage, Sabrina!
Much more elegant than scribbling your name with a Sharpie, which has been my habit.
Those labels are really cute. I remember my mom sewing labels into my clothes when I went to sleep away camp. My labels were not nearly as cute. I imagine kids would really love that they can be personalized. Fun product.
When I was a kid, indeed it would be useful to have them. Probably it would save me many lost things 🙂
Great post - labeling is key! For clothing, I find a sharpie is another option. Write on the label if possible so not to damage the clothing. If you plan to go through multiple children with the article, use your last name instead of first. Another "quick and easy" is to use the "free" return address labels you get from charities. You can do a whole bunch of stuff quickly. It won't have the child's name, but for sports gear and stuff, it can come in handy.
Great tips, Seana! Thanks for sharing.
I liked the cute labels which you had picked up for your books! I agree with you on labelling, it just eases your life when you prefer being organised.
Mummy had labels made with our names that were put in the kind of clothes we would use for ballet and sports i.e. that we would take off somewhere. And neither me nor my siblings ever lost any clothes. Can't remember if jackets and overcoats were labeled too. Books we simply wrote our names in.
The labels look a good and useful product. As I read this I couldn't remember if I labelled things my daughter took to school or not. (She's 28 now so it was a while ago.) I know we wrote her name on notebooks and likely used masking tape on her lunch box.