Thursday, September 15, 2016
Labor Day has come and gone and the kids are back in school! So, have your kids lost any lunch boxes yet? I work at an elementary school so I see first hand how many lunch boxes, jackets, and caps are left outside every single day! My kids have lost more than their fair share of stuff, so I've learned my lesson, and I now slap labels on anything and everything that my kids own. I can't tell you how many times the parent volunteer in charge of our lost-and-found closet has called me to say one of my kids has left an item behind, just before it gets sorted into a donation bin!
Labeling works -- but the labels have to be durable enough to withstand the sun, multiple trips to the dishwasher/washing machine, and everyday wear (i.e. getting scuffed on the playground, getting spilled on, etc...). I recently tried out Kidecals labels, and I have to say, they are probably the most durable labels out there! They feel almost like heavy duty car bumper stickers that can withstand grease, mud, and the elements.
My Kidecals label value pack was super easy to order and customize. They have over 300 designs to choose from -- not just cutesy kiddie designs, but modern and chic designs that teens and adults would be proud to display.
The basic labels come in 2 sizes, 2"x5" and 1"x 0.25"; combo packs also include round labels (1" and 2" diameter) as well as rectangular labels in different sizes. The labels are printed on large sheets, which I'm not crazy about -- I wish they were in little booklets or packs to make them easier to store, and they are somewhat difficult to remove from the backing, but once the labels are on, they STAY PUT. They're waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and laundry safe. They're also BPA free!
If you think you don't need Kidecals because you don't have kids, think again. Think about all those phones, car keys, ipads, sunglasses cases, and work coffee mugs you've lost! Kidecals also makes chalkboard labels, luggage tags, keyboard stickers, gift labels, canning labels, and allergy alert labels. Their usefulness goes far beyond school stuff!
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Disclosure: I received samples to facilitate my review. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.