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#BackToSchool : What Do You Label?

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#BackToSchool : What Do You Label?

This is my first year as a “school mom” and I’ll let you in on a little secret…I’m already freaking out and we still have about three weeks before school begins.  There’s just so much to do and to get used to.  One tip I’ve picked up along the way from friends with older littles is to label EVERYTHING.  Everything you ask?  Everything they say.  So I’ve been spending the last couple of days labeling away.

school supplies

Some of what needed to be labeled!

JustaBXgirl’s school sent home a preliminary supply list when we went on the school tour a few months ago.  Since then I’ve slowly started gathering items and now I’m kind of embarrassed to admit she probably has enough supplies for three students.  Even though she has extras, we’ll call them backups so I don’t sound completely insane, I want to ensure that as much of her items as possible return home with her as possible.

That’s where Mabel’s Labels come in.  When I was a child I used to leave jackets, bags, books and pretty much anything that wasn’t attached to me at school, the playground and cafeteria almost daily.  Most of the time there was no way to track any of the lost things.  Now we label!  Yup, I have already gone label crazy.

mabel's labels, school supplies, school uniforms

We were sent these customized labels for review purposes. As always, all opinions are honest and solely mine

My niece called me out on my excessive labeling when I tagged each piece of JustaBXgirl’s uniforms.  She was like, “um do you think she’s going to come home without wearing pants?”  Point taken, but the school did ask for us to supply them with a labeled set of clothing so at least this way I can send any set I want!  And even with my insane amount of labeling I have leftovers using the Little Kid School Combo pack.

The Little Kid School Combo comes with:

  • 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 1-1/2″ x 5/16″
  • 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 13/16″ x 3/8″
  • 12 Preschool Shoe Labels (6 pairs): Varied
  • 2 Personalized Mini Tags: 1-1/4″ x 3/4″

We’ve decided to hold onto the mini tags for when the weather gets chillier and JustaBXgirl picks out her new jacket and coat.  She is really excited about the shoe labels because her personalized labels include not only her name but this mama’s phone number.  That means she no longer has to keep on of my business cards in her shoe!  Yup, whenever we go out places she will have one of my cards in her shoe and most times a second card in a pocket or a bag.  She knows my name and phone number but I have come to realize that sometime adults do not listen to hear what a child is saying.  There have been countless times where JustaBXgirl has said her name to people and they respond with something that in no way sounds like her name.

Being able to let her out without a business card is an added perk to including my number on her labels.  I figured that if she loses an item at school people might know who she is but if she loses that same item somewhere else it will just become a found item with a name.  I’m hoping if she loses an item on the way to one of her after-school activities or to an event and someone finds it they will call the number on the item.  It might be wishful thinking but it might also save me from a meltdown when/if she loses her favorite water bottle, sweater or even toy!  Since I have extra labels I will be using them to label some of her favorite items outside of school supplies…think iPad, plushies, pocketbooks and more!

Do you label your littles school stuff?  JustaBXgirl never went to a daycare so this is all brand new to me.  I’m looking for all types of advice.  What are some of this things you label but I might have forgotten?  Let me know in the comments.  And then enter to win your own Mabel’s Label‘s Combo pack!
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43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. Tami

    August 16, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    LOL I almost spit my water out reading “Do you think she’s going to come home without pants?” Hilarious but you aren’t alone I haven’t labeled anything yet but am considering labeling each pencil

    • justabxmom

      August 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      JustaBXgirl has personalized pencils otherwise I would have labeled those too!

  2. Ruby A Cruz

    August 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    OMG I love this as a school mom of two going on year 3 my hand is tired from labeling EVERYTHING. I think this is great def gonna check it out. YAY Mom power we can all help each other because if not who will.

    • justabxmom

      August 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      These would definitely come in handy in your home!

  3. Shannon Baas

    August 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    School wants labels on everything.

  4. Casandra LaMonaca

    August 16, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who is always losing socks. I would say labeling everything is a good idea and I also love the shoe labels, they are my favorite.

  5. Ashley C

    August 17, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Any clothing that you typically take off. Things like jackets and gloves never make it home during the winter!

  6. jberry

    August 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Always… snack containers.

  7. McKim

    August 17, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I label my grandson’s hats, and he still loses them.

  8. Denise M

    August 17, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Water bottles, always losing the water bottles

  9. sarah

    August 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

    lunch boxes and water bottles

  10. Kelly Kimmell

    August 17, 2017 at 11:49 am

    She always loses her sunscreen!

  11. Azeem

    August 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I simply label almost everything because it’s way easier and quick to find em

  12. Kelly D

    August 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I label my kids jackets that still get lost.

  13. Christine Lee

    August 18, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Shoes! My kid goes to daycare and somehow her shoes frequently gets swapped with her classmates.

    • justabxmom

      August 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Now that’s a new fear for me!

  14. Jen D.

    August 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Despite being labeled, containers seem to disappear all too often.

  15. Heather Swarthout

    August 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Her drink cup!

    • justabxmom

      August 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Do you label the top and the bottom?

  16. Latanya

    August 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    my son’s coat

  17. Lauren

    August 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    My son always loses sweatshirts.

  18. Harmony Burmeister

    August 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Jackets and lunch bags

  19. D Schmidt

    August 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Definitely hoodies and sweaters!

  20. Randi Williams

    August 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I label my kids school supplies, from backpacks to pencils, shoes and uniforms.

  21. Teresa Thompson

    August 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Jackets and sweaters are at the top of the list.

  22. Melissa Cunningham

    August 24, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Shoes and coats!

  23. BusyWorkingMama

    August 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Mine is forever losing her water bottles!

  24. susan smoaks

    August 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    i always label jackets and our son loses them all the time.

  25. Leela

    August 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Their pencils and crayons.

  26. Elizabeth Brooks

    August 25, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I label jackets, bags, hats, gloves… or they won’t return from school

  27. alice minx

    August 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

    At this point I feel like I should label everything down to his shoes and socks!

  28. Ed

    August 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Pencils!

  29. Samantha

    August 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    We ALWAYS label her sippy cups, yet she always loses them!

  30. DanV

    August 26, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    We label water bottles but they still disappear

  31. Heather D

    August 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I always label everything. We seem to have water bottles and phone cases go missing. Whats weird is we’ve never lost a phone, just the case.

  32. Nancy

    August 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Coats and jackets always seem to be lost and forgotten, especially when the day starts out cold and then warms up.

  33. Philip Lawrence

    August 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I label their backpacks but they either come off or they lose them.

  34. Sand

    August 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    His jacket or lunch box!

  35. Julie R

    August 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    We don’t label anything yet, but should because we lose silly things like sippy cups and wipes all the time!

  36. Meme

    August 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Mine is always losing his school library book and coat/jacket

  37. Allyson Tice

    August 27, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    HATS!! I label every darn hat and she still loses them! lol! its never ending!

  38. AEKZ2

    August 27, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I label my son’s lunch bag, but it still gets lost!

  39. Trisha Musgrave

    August 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Uggg I label lunch pails and umbrellas and they still disappear!

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