So I’m currently into my third year of being a school mum, and I now have two children at full time school which means twice the amount of uniform to go missing! I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit this but I have somehow managed to get this far without ever labelling my children’s uniforms. My eldest, Max has lost so many school jumpers that I have lost track. My youngest, Evie started in reception class back in September and has managed to misplace her cardigan on a good few occasions already. The teachers first question is always “has it got her name in it?” and I always cringe when I have to reply with no.
I don’t really know why I never got round to buying labels. I think I just assumed it would be a really time consuming job having to sew name labels on to every single item of uniform. Little did I know just how easy it is and that actually you don’t have to do any sewing at all.
So when Easy2name labels got in touch to see if we’d like to review some of their labels, I couldn’t possibly say no. I knew I needed to change my ways and become a more organised mum. No more lost uniform sounded like a dream!
They very kindly sent me over a starter pack which includes 60 stick on labels for lunchboxes, pencils, sports equipment and shoes. 10 shoe label covers – to be used over the stickers. 30 Easytapes which will iron onto all types and colours of fabrics. This starter pack is priced at just £12.95.
I think the starter pack was a great place for me to start never having had any name labels in the past. But there are lots of other options available on their website such as sew on labels, no iron-no sew labels, bag tags, luggage straps, wristbands, dog leads and collars and more.
I found the website really easy to navigate. The home page lists all the different label categories so it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for. Once you’ve chosen a category you then have more options to choose from so that you can find the perfect label for the job.
When my labels arrived I was pleased to find that they were organised into separate bags which included clear instructions on how to apply them.
I started by using the stick on labels which as the name suggests simply stick on to any surface. You just need to make sure that you apply them to smooth, clean and dry surfaces.
I decided to use these labels on the children’s drinks bottles that they take to school as these are always going missing! Easy2name stick on labels are microwave and dishwasher safe.
I used the stick on labels for the kids shoes too. The starter pack also included shoe label covers which is a clear protective label. I simply placed this over the top of the stick on label to prevent the lettering from rubbing off in the shoes.
Next I got to work on the Easytapes iron on labels. The instructions recommend that all clothes are washed and dried before applying these labels.
I started by turning my iron to the middle setting (wool, dry mode with no steam) and then pressing the iron on the label for 10 – 15 seconds. You have to repeat this two more times and that’s it! It’s super easy to do.
Thank you to Easy2name labels for sending over these handy labels. They were really easy to use and I hope that lost uniform will now be a thing of the past! For more information on the labels that Easy2name supply visit their website here.
Thank you for reading.
*Post written in collaboration with Easy2name labels*