As a mother of four, if there is one thing I have learnt it is that there is no getting away from the fact that when it comes to school uniform, everything must be labelled if you plan on ever clapping eyes on it ever again. Don’t ask me how they do it but children lose everything every day. Or at least it can feel that way. My son once came out of school wearing one shoe. I mean, how on earth do you lose a shoe? But I was so glad I painstakingly labelled everything when it turned up.
I’ve tried so many different kinds of labels over the years and never had much luck. The sew in ones would take hours to do then they inevitably fell off in the wash. Or I had iron on ones that never quite stuck down properly no matter how hard I tried. I once bought a special laundry pen but it always wore off within a term of washing. My mucky pups are lucky to get a days wear out of any uniform I don’t know about yours?
But then last year you might remember but I was sent some Stikins name labels to review here on my blog and man alive I have been a complete convert ever since. I will never use anything ever again. They are without doubt the easiest and the best labels out there and I say that as someone who really has tried everything! So when the lovely people at Label Planet got in touch recently telling me about a new range they are about to launch, I was really excited to put them to the test.
The new Stikins Name Label Kit will cost just £10 and comes complete with 60 blank labels and a special pen that you use to write on the labels and stick on clothes, shoes, lunch boxes and more. They work in the same way as the original name labels and are made from a similar type of soft plastic material but instead of being pre-printed, they are blank with a special matt finish for you to write whatever you like on them with the pen. Obviously this gives you the versatility to use the labels for whatever you want – names, classes etc but would also be handy if you had more than one child of course. It means that you could buy one pack for all your label needs saving you time and money.
To use the new Stikins labels you simply write on them using the special pen, peel them off and stick them on. No more sewing, no more ironing and these things really do stick fast. Not only do they survive wash after wash in the washing machine and tumble dryer on clothing, they are even dishwasher and microwave safe so perfect for lunch boxes, water bottles, bags etc. For us right now it is time for new summer uniforms and water bottles for class so they couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Plus one of my daughters is going away on a school trip next term so I plan to label everything (and I mean everything!) in sight so that we avoid the horrors of the lost property pile on their return.
I love that the labels work in the exact same way as the original stickers so far as ease and practicality is concerned but obviously the blank labels are that bit more versatile so seem like such a great addition to their existing range. At £10 per pack which includes 60 stickers, I think they are great value too. I honestly can’t recommend them enough, Stikins are the only labels that I would ever use now.
*This review has been written in collaboration with Label Planet but I would only ever recommend a product or service that I hand on heart truly love (and I hand on heart truly love Stikins name labels!)