I don't take up offers for give-aways or promotions very often and not unless it's product we use or need. In this case - this is a product we very much needed.
Otis has started full days at school which means he needs to take snack, lunch, a water bottle and sunscreen plus as usual a hat and suitable clothing (coat/jumper). He has so many different lunch boxes he loves to mix it up and take a different combination almost every day. I have been using permanent marker to write names on some items however sunscreen bottles and Otis' latest water bottle seem resistant, within a couple of days the permanent marker wipes off. Permanent marker is not suitable for our stainless steel lunch boxes so some of these have been taken to school unnamed. So we have lots of unlabelled containers and stacks of coats, jumpers, hats all without names. Otis is great at looking after his things but now he is taking so much more to school. Clearly labelling his things actually makes it easier for him to look after them! One look at the class missing property basket and it's obvious parents need to label more.
We were given a range of Skool labels to try out. Above left we have name labels for Caspar and Otis. Both designed their own labels using the fun range at Skool labels. These labels are not at all like the labels I used when Caspar was an infant. These are thin film like labels that stick incredibly well and the colours are really vibrant and fun, they are also dishwasher safe. We have found lots of uses for these. Lunch containers and water bottles were the most obvious uses. Not just containers for school but also for camping, sports, swimming lessons - all those scenarios where lots of kids congregate and lunch boxes and water bottles can easily get mixed up. They are useful of all kinds of items that the children share but need returned like books.
These thin transparent labels come in white and black. These are perfect for labelling pencils or markers, or pencil sharpeners, erasers or glue sticks. Last year Caspar had to take his own labelled pencils to school and it was a nightmare putting his name on them all. These little labels make the job super simple. These labels are also unobtrusive and can go on almost anything! And they are waterproof!
We don't use a lot of iron on labels so I just put our surname on these. However there are some items of clothing which must be named. Coats, cardigans and expensive woollens I now label - the children take items like this off at school and they are much easier to get lost and are often expensive to replace. I have used these on lots of fabric surfaces including clothing, hats and even our fabric/reusable food pouches.
We have our labels and I am feeling really organised for school next week! I also want to add the Skool website is really easy to use and depending on your location labels ordered arrive within a week. All shipping is free however Skool only ships within Australia.
If you feel you have some labelling to do Skool labels currently have a back to school promotion. They are offering 20% off site wide until Sunday 4th October using the promotional code BTS20 at checkout! Full terms and conditions are available on their website.
I also have one e-coupon to the value of $50.00 AUD to give away to a reader! To enter please leave a comment in the comment section of this post about how you get organised for back to school! This give away is for Australian residents only and comments close Thursday 1 October 2015 at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Please only one entry per person. I hope you enjoy these labels and feel as organised as I do!