Every year I buy my kids everything they need for the school year, including winter clothing like hats, mittens, boots, etc. I write their names on labels where I can, but with mittens and hats there is no place to write, so they often don’t get labeled. So what happens? They get lost. And often quickly!

My youngest is four years old and started Junior Kindergarten last year. He had to take extra clothing “just in case” and we kept extra shoes, hats and sunscreen at school, and all of this stuff got lost. I don’t know if he gave it to other kids (it’s possible, he likes to buy friendship, lol) or if it was just put in the wrong cubbies, but it got lost. It gets expensive to be constantly replacing items, so I got smart this year, and I have labeled everything with Oliver’s Labels.

My two middle kids were off to camp for a week so I started labeling their things a little earlier. I used the School Package that has 95 labels. It includes:

  • 20 x Original Labels
  • 30 x Mini Labels
  • 6 x Shoe Labels
  • 35 x Stick-eez™ Clothing Labels
  • 1 x Large Bag Tag
  • 3 x Mini Bag Tags

The Large Bag Tag was perfect for the suitcase, and the mini bag tags work well on backpacks and lunch bags. The clothing labels are excellent. They stick really well and I washed this shirt (picture below) and the label is still secure and looking brand new.


I love the foot shaped shoe labels, and shoes are another thing that seems to get lost. Living in a small town, there are limited places to shop and many of the kids end up owning the same shoes and coats. This makes it really easy for them to be taken home by the wrong kid!

Oliver’s Labels offers a huge variety of labels to choose from, and different fonts too. This is just small sampling of the labels designs…


I really like that they also offer Found-it, which is an optional, free code added to your labels that allows your items to be returned to you if they ever do get lost, all while maintaining your anonymity. If your item is found, the personal goes to the Oliver’s Labels website and enters the information requested, and you receive an email about your item. What a great system!

Here is some more great information about Oliver’s Labels:

  • made from high-performance, waterproof, and scuff-proof materials that have been tested to be durable in a huge range of environments
  • sticky labels can be used on items that go in the dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and outdoors; our clothing labels are easy to apply and can be thrown into the washing machine and dryer
  • printing is guaranteed to never rub off!


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