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    How do you label your child's belongings for school? For example, hat, drink bottle, books etc.

    Any tips would be much appreciated.

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    We used to label clothing with the iron on labels but the damn things come off! Or are easily pulled off by selfish people.
    Now we label things with a laundry marker, inducing the little tag which is always on the left inside seam.

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    Thanks for the tip, I will invest in a laundry marker

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    Yes, a laundry marker is the best way and if you have more than one child, just put your surname instead of the child's name so you can hand down the uniform and not have multiple names crossed out (like my kindy sheets x five names lol).

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    Pencils...I went back to the way my mum labeled these. Get a knife and shave off the end bit of colour on one side then write the child's name with pen. The sticker labels are great but it got too much come pencils lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Clothes - Sharpie laundry marker, as pp have said I just mark everything with our surname only (is a very uncommon surname though).

    School books / pencils / stationery - I have a Brother Labeller like this:

    https://brother.com.au/products/labe...pt-1010-detail but if I had my time again I would get a Dymo one as the tape is cheaper and available in more shops.

    Lunch Boxes / Food Containers / drink bottles - I ordered labels from www.stuckonyou.com.au. They tend to do better in the dishwasher than the ones I make using the Brother labeller.
    I have ordered some labels from stuck on you and bought a laundry marker from Coles.

    Many thanks for the advice.

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    pencils and pens - I wrote small labels on excel and printed them.

    I have a small photo/paper cutter for scrapbooking which makes cutting straight lines really quick, and just sticky taped them on ... I did all her pencils and pens etc in about 20 mins

    lunch boxes, drink bottles etc - I have had pretty good luck from ebay labels. They are much cheaper and they last almost as long in the dishwasher.

    clothing/hats/shoes - permanent marker. the iron on labels come off too easily (usually just before your child loses the item )

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    I bought my kids the "tools for school" pack with prelabelled pencil case with pencils, textas etc already done which I thought was pretty good value for about $25.

    We use the "Stuck on you" labels with just our (distinctive) surname so that it doesn't matter which kid grabs which item.

    For books, they create their own A4 page with a superhero or something and name /class / subject and I paste it on the front cover and clear contact so thet can still use the tables on the back.
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