Are you the type to put a name label on everything for fear of losing, misplacing, or mixing up items? It’s not being obsessive; it’s just being smart.
Do you have several kids? Do your son and husband share the same size? Do you have twins? Clothing labels are particularly helpful. Come laundry day, they’re the instrument of order—the very thing to keep you from throwing your hands up and giving in to chaos.
Have you ever sent your child off to camp only to have him come back home with rocks taking up most of his suitcase? Did you want to return him to the stork when he happily averred, “I almost had to leave some of my collection behind. It’s a good thing I couldn’t find one pair of jeans and my windbreaker”? You tried getting the camp office to send you the lost items in case they ever surfaced, but you were only met with a chuckle.
“You can come by to pick up your son’s missing clothing anytime, but you should know that there are about 10 pairs of jeans without name labels and jackets twice that number at our Lost and Found. Our priority is to get this Invisalign tray somebody left behind back to its rightful owner.”
You decided to just give up on the jeans and windbreaker and just be thankful that your son’s traditional braces were safely inside his mouth at all times.
Or have you ever had a daughter in university call you, lamenting her disobedience? You remember imagining her sneering face and rolling eyes as you reminded her to iron on her special order clothing labels on newly acquired clothes. You listened as she told you about the dispute between herself and a dorm-mate over who owned the newer version of the same blouse. If she hadn’t produced the receipt, the other co-ed would have gotten away with it. The battle of the blouses could have been avoided if she had ironed on a clothing label right away.
These are just some of possible scenarios wherein labels save the day. Clothing labels are the very thing to keep your clothes from wandering off. When choosing which labels to order, make sure you get something that’s easy to attach, aesthetically pleasing, durable, and versatile. You want them to stick well on everything, from jumpers and shirts to raincoats and shoes. Iron-on labels are most convenient to use. There’s no need to stitch and you can count on them to stay on the clothes after many washings.