Back to School: Keeping Track of Your School Uniform with @Mabelhood #buzzmama

A few weeks ago three generations of women in my family shopped. For two of the generations, shopping is as easy as breathing. For one — me — I avoid shopping like the plague. I don’t shop til I drop. I shop online mostly. But, on this particular day we had a mission…a mission to clothe the new 9th grader.

You see after many years of wearing whatever she wanted to — within reason, of course — my daughter is off to a new school…a new school with a uniform. No more morning indecision. No more Mom looking over the chosen outfit with sleepy, bleary eyes wondering whether the outfit is OK or not.

So, once we had the uniform supply list in hand we asked Grandma if she wanted to join us for a uniform shopping trip. In one afternoon, three generations of women who had all worn or were about to wear a school uniform set off for the uniform supply store.

A few hours later my daughter had polo shirts, a blazer, socks, and even shoes for her new school. All emblazoned with the school seal or logo. And all looking absolutely identical. Which got me thinking back to the time when I wore a school uniform. I remember my mother painstakingly sewing on printed-with-my-name-fabric-labels on to all my school uniforms. The labels were sturdy and over the school years I lost not a single item of clothing. My mother even sewed labels on to my socks!

This summer I was sent an item to review that will solve the “why can’t I find my school uniform polo shirt in this stack of identical school uniform polo shirts on the locker room floor?” dilemma. The answer to my dilemma is the Write Away! labels from Mabel’s Labels. In fact, I’m writing about these labels not only because I am a Mabel’s Labels BuzzMama Ambassador, but because I like these labels so much.

The Write Away! Labels are ready to use. Just pull out the self-laminating labels. Write on one with a permanent marker. Seal. Stick. And you have a garment or object labeled with your child’s name. If your child is a tween or teen, have them do the writing and sticking. Less work for you.

Mabel’s Labels Write Away labels are:

  • dishwasher safe — perfect for lunchboxes, sandwich boxes, and thermoses
  • microwave safe
  • UV resistant — won’t fade
  • self-laminating
  • peel and stick
  • compatible with any permanent marker

Each Write Away pack contains 30 labels. The labels are 70 mm x 16 mm. Available in two styles — Sweet Pack or Action Pack. The labels can be purchased from for $12. Labels are also available in Walmarts in Canada.

The best part about a uniform is that morning indecisiveness is eliminated. Just get up, put on your uniform, and GO! Throw in the Mabel’s Labels Write Away Labels and you now have school uniform or clothing or objects that won’t go missing.

I¬†was sent two sets of Mabel’s Labels Write Away Labels to facilitate my review. I was not compensated for this post. I am a Mabel’s Labels Buzz Mama Ambassador. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

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