My first son has just started preschool and I'm supposed to label his extra clothes, jackets, etc. However, some of his clothes are hand me downs (mostly labeled with sharpies) AND I have a second son who will be wearing all of these items in a year or two. Any great suggestions for labeling clothes that can then be "relabeled" for a future child???
Thank you so much for any tips.
ACK, I KNOW, this drives me NUTS!! My eldest went on a one-week sleepaway trip and they wanted Every! Single! Item! labeled, including SOCKS, I am not even kidding. And some clothes have no tags for writing on, or the labels are black or whatever, and some stuff (sleeping bags, pillow cases) belongs to the whole family so I don't want just one person's name on it.
What I do for most stuff is write with fine-tip permanent marker our surname only, no first name so it can work for handmedowns, on the label or even on the fabric itself if there's no label or if the label has already been written on and I needed to scribble it out.
For things with no place to write (or things I don't want written on), I use a strip of masking tape and write on THAT---but then that has to be replaced a few times as it curls up and/or peels off, or if the item needs to be laundered.
For spare clothes, I put them in a gallon-size Ziploc baggie and I write on the baggie instead of the clothes.
Can anyone add some more tips? And has anyone tried iron-on labels or other solutions?