I remember the week before Miss Frugal started school well.
I remember it because I spent most of the week (or what seems like most if it) sewing little name tags into all of her clothes.
By the time Master Frugal school a couple of years later, I’d discovered iron in labels so I only spent an afternoon getting their uniforms labelled up and ready for the start of school.
By the time they were both in junior school I had labeling clothes down to a fine art and several years later Ican now label every item of clothing in less than 10 minutes!
Want to know my secret?
It’s this little fella:
I simply write their name on tag somewhere on the clothes – most pieces of uniform now comes with a tag with a space for you to write your child’s name and the Sharpie laundry pen that I use doesn’t come out when you wash it and it certainly lasted longer than the trousers which Master Frugal always seem to wear out at the knees!
I tend to have a quick look when I iron the clothes to make sure the name is still clear and I think I had to write over the names once on a couple of the longer lasting items last year so it’s a definite time and money saver!
I’ve seen a few other markers similar to this one in town so I’m sure they’ll be just as good and to be honest, the first couple of years I did this I just used a normal marker pen and that worked fine too!
- There’s much more fun things to do in the Summer Holidays than sit and sew / iron labels into clothes.
- The name labels can be itchy (or so I’m told by Master Frugal).
- You have to buy the name labels and they’re not usually cheap
- You have to pre-order the personalised labels and wait for them to arrive.
- There’s an easier way to do it!
How do you label your children’s clothes?
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