Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Oliver's Labels Review
If you've been reading you've noticed that Spank has started school this year! It was a bittersweet moment for me, like any other mother. Now we are a little over a month into the year and things are going smoothly. He has been taking his lunch and snack daily, due to his dietary restrictions. I knew I wanted to use reusable lunch products, instead of buying all these brown paper bags and juice boxes daily with ziploc bags holding it all. With all the "lunch gear" I was buying, I'll admit I was a bit worried about him losing his stuff or it becoming mixed up with another child's. When I was offered the opportunity to review Oliver's Labels, I knew this would be perfect with Spank starting school.
Oliver's Labels makes high quality waterproof labels and tags that are dishwasher & laundry safe that stick on all your kids' stuff, they will never fade, scuff or peel. One of the many great things about their labels is they have a ton of different prints and packages available for both boys and girls.
We received their mini labels, original labels, shoe labels and the stick-eez clothing labels.
The Mini labels are Mini Labels are great for items that don't have the room for the original labels. These are good on items that will be used in dishwasher, fridge, microwave or outdoors. We used a few of ours on Spank's thermo containers for his lunch, I liked the Mini labels on them because I was able to place them on the edge of the lids and didn't have to cover the design on the bottle.
The Original Labels are great on anything from Sippy cups to toys. We placed a couple of ours on our bento boxes to help guarantee that our containers didn't get mixed up at school. Both the Mini & the Original labels are waterproof, which makes them great on items that will be placed in the dishwasher, microwave or fridge. Our items have gone through the dishwasher many times and no scuffing, peeling or wearing, we love them!
The Shoe labels are designed to stick inside the heel of each shoe. They come in a left foot shape and a right foot shape, which makes it easy to stick inside each of the corresponding shoes. Spank is extremely rough on shoes, in fact within him wearing his shoes 4 times, he has torn the inside back out of one of his brand new pair of Van shoes, the labels however are still firmly stuck to the bottom insides of the shoes. If that isn't durability I'm not sure what would be.
The Stick-eez clothing labels are great for shirts and shorts, I also placed some inside his lunch box and book bags. They do have bag tags, and mini bag tags, but I figured he would be more likely to remove it if he could see it. These labels are no iron, no sew tags that can be removed when you are ready to pass on the items.
We are extremely pleased with our Oliver's Labels and compared to some of the other label companies I've used I found these to stick just as well, but I really enjoyed the prints a lot better. They have quite a few choices for boys, which you all know I love!
Spank choose the Crossbones print and I was happy with the way they looked when they arrived, as was Spanky. They have everything from superheros to dinosaurs for boys or cupcakes to girly crossbones for the girls, with a few gender neutral and adult prints in there. They also have a great free addition you can add to all your labels called Found It. This addition allows you to add an address to your labels online, this is NOT printed on the label, but it does print a unique barcode onto your labels and lets anyone know who finds the item that they can find the owner on their website, Oliver's Labels will then send you an email letting you know, so none of your information is ever shared.
If you would like to purchase any of the items above or personalize your own package, you can do this and much more on at Oliver's Labels. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.