Back to School with Mabel's Labels

It's amazing how much the kids have grown over the summer! They don't fit into any of their clothes from last year, so Back To School shopping has involved a whole lot more than pencils and notebooks. It's fun to buy new clothes and shoes, but every time I sign that credit card receipt I cross my fingers and send a little prayer to the school gods and plead that any items my kids lose in the next nine months somehow make it back home safely.

It's a well known saying that God helps those who help themselves, so I'm taking extra precautions and labeling everything with their names. There are going to be dozens of identical blue lunchboxes, red baseball caps and teddy bear water bottles, so labeling is a must if we're going to have any chance of getting our stuff back! Mabel's Labels was kind enough to send me a Back-to-School combo pack to help us get ready for the new school year; here's what we thought of it:

The Basics

Mabel's Labels keeps stuff out of the lost and found with the Ultimate back-to-School Combo! The combo includes 108 personalized labels. Mabel's Labels help identify clothing, school supplies, shoes, backpacks and more. Dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe.

Here's what you get with the Ultimate back-to-School Combo:
  • 50 Tag Mates™ (laundry-safe peel-and-stick clothing labels)
  • 40 Skinny-Minis™ (dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, waterproof general-purpose labels)
  • 16 Shoe Labels (extra-tough, waterproof labels for shoe insoles)
  • 2 Teeny Tags (metal tags with key ring)
It seems like half the kids at our kids' school already use Mabels Labels, but you can still personalize the labels and make them unique and special:
  • Add your child's name, up to 20 characters
  • Choose from 6 color palates
  • Choose from 26 cute designs, plus 6 exclusive Back-to-School designs (Football, School Bus, Music, Pompoms, Apple & Books)

The Bongga
We love Mabel's Labels! This Ultimate Back-to-School combo really does have all the labels you need to make sure you can easily identify your child's stuff. If you think 108 labels sounds like way too much, you haven't thought of all the things that need labeling! It's not just water bottles and pencil cases that end up in the lost-and-found. Here are some things we're putting our Mabel's Labels on:

Tag Mates:
  • Baseball caps
  • Ballet leotards
  • Soccer jerseys
  • Baseball jerseys
  • Jackets
  • Vests
  • Cloth sandwich napkins
  • Cloth sandwich bags

Skinny Minis:
  • Skateboards
  • Scooters
  • Batting helmets
  • Water bottles
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Handheld video games
  • Zhu Zhu pets
  • Sandwich boxes

Shoe Labels:
  • Soccer cleats
  • Ballet shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Ice skates

Teeny Tags:
  • lunchboxes
  • sports bags
  • ballet bags

Our Ultimate Back-to-School combo arrived in a cute box which is great for keeping any labels you don't use right away. The labels are bright and bold and colorful, so kids love them (there's also no chance of people missing them).

The Blah
The only thing I'm sad about is that the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo is only available until September 30! So you need to do your homework and order yours ASAP!

The Bottom Line
Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo should be part of every family's back-to-school shopping list.

Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by Mabel's Labels and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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