Label Things – save yourself some stress and expense

Less than a week to go until most students will be back at school. There are lots of things to do to prepare. Don’t forget to label your bits and pieces.

Whether they’re returning to nursery, primary, or secondary school your child will have plenty of clothing and equipment they’ll need to take with them for the day. Every year, towards the end of the school holidays, parents make a mad dash around the shops getting the last minute school essentials such as backpacks and highlighter pens.

All parents know that the chances of some of these items making it to the end of the school year is pretty slim, but that doesn’t stop your child nagging you to buy the latest style of bag or pencils with their favourite cartoon character on them. One solution to tackling missing clothing and equipment is to invest in name labels that can be attached before the start of term to avoid things going walkabout, and help to return them to you if they do.

In fact, a My Nametags study revealed that school jumpers, school books, and stationery are the top three most commonly lost items for children, making it all the more important to label your child’s belongings before term starts. And apparently it is the 13- to 17-year-old age group that is most likely to lose items.

With nearly everyone carrying a mobile phone these days its not surprising that phones are often mislaid. Again simply putting your name and a backup number on the cover will greatly enhance the chances of its safe return should yours be misplaced. Same goes for laptops, cameras, calculators, pencil cases, spectacles, hand tools, sports equipment and any other piece of equipment that is often carried around.

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