Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Over the years I have tried so many techniques to keep things labeled in our house. Permanent markers usually ended up labeling Tupperware, address labels were used to keep our family's name on books, and even masking tape and a pen have been used to label sippy cups when we have a baby sitter. Unfortunately, the permanent marker fades, the address labels get peeled off, and the masking tape is really only a temporary solution-especially with my 2 year old, who loves to peel stickers and tape off of anything.
Mabel's Labels have solved my labeling problems. Seriously. These are the most amazing little labels I have found. The Skinny-Mini and Sticky Labels can be applied to any Tupperware, sippy-cup, or other dish and they will not come off. Even in the dishwasher. Even in the microwave. Amazing. We have been washing our labeled sippy cups for the past 2 months and they show no signs of wear. You can also use the Skinny-Mini/Sticky-Labels to label non-dish items like books, school supplies, toys- pretty much any hard surface item. I love that these can be personalized- you get to choose a color, symbol, and up to 20 characters of lettering.
Shoes. Ever tried to label them? These are tough to label discreetly. In our house we have dance shoes and winter boots that especially need labeling. I have never used the shoe labels, but am about to give them a try. These labels fit right on the inside of the shoe and stay put.
I LOVE this idea. Tag-mates are a tag that you place on your clothing tag that can withstand the washer and the dryer. No iron required to make it stick. Just place it on. Love it. Perfect for clothing items you send to school with your child (like winter hats, gloves, scarves, etc). Chances are these items will have a tag that you can affix this label to.
Bag Tags. Perfect for your back-to-school child. Great for backpacks, lunch bags, even a water container if it has a canteen top to string the chain through.
Mabel's Labels also creates a myriad of other labeling products. I love their Canisters/Spice labels. If your child has allergies, you can use their Allergy Alerts to label snack containers, and sippy cups as an extra reminder to caregivers.
I am absolutely loving using these labels. If I have any complaint, it would be that they are very hard to remove. That is also what I love about them, so I guess that isn't a very good complaint. Be aware that it will be very difficult to remove these labels if you chose to sell/donate any of your labeled items later on. I have read a few reviews that have said that the shoe labels were not impossible to remove. I am thinking any of these stickers you put on a sippy cup would be, though. So, plan ahead. If you are thinking more than one child in your family might end up using that sippy cup or hat or sweater or whatever it may be, I would probably choose to put your last name on the label instead of the name of your individual child.
Currently, Mabel's Labels are only available on their official website: www.mabel.ca
Who would like to try out some Mabel's Labels??!? One lucky citrus reader will win an ultimate back-to-school combo pack. How great is that? This pack includes 40 Skinny-Minis, 50 Tag-Mates, 16 Shoe Labels, and 2 Bag Tags- a $39 value. Perfect for all the labeling you will be doing as the school year starts! Enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight September 2nd. Winner will be announced on the morning of September 3rd. Please check back to see if you have won. Shipping to Continental US and Canada only. Good luck!