You may have guessed that this month’s theme at Organized 31 is Getting Ready for College (can you tell that is my main focus these days?). As parents, we all labeled our preschool and elementary school aged children’s stuff that they took to school, but often we forget how important it is for college students, too. Labeling your stuff for college makes your life much easier (and gives mama something to do to keep her mind distracted from the thought that her baby is leaving the nest).
We’ve been gathering the items that my daughter will be taking with her to college. As we looked at our growing pile of stuff, we realized that labeling the items would help for 3 reasons.
1. Labeling helps identify items that you don’t really want to share, like a water bottle, cup or hairbrush.
2. Labeling helps prevent honest confusion over a borrowed or misplaced item.
3. Lableing helps deter sticky-fingered roommates or friends from “borrowing” your stuff.
You may remember how much I love the Kidecal labels I used in my kitchen and in my office. Based on how durable those labels have been for the past year (they’ve even held up beautifully going through the dishwasher numberous times), I knew that they’d be perfect for labeling my daughter’s college stuff. As much as I’m thrilled about the quality of the labels, I’m just as thrilled that they’re Made in the USA! Quality and Made in the USA, what more could a girl ask for? So, I popped over to Kidecals.com and looked at all the many college organizing label choices they have.
My daughter chose this monogrammed label. These 2 sheets of labels are $28 and free shipping. Lucky for you Organized 31 readers, you can use the coupon code organized31 to get 15% off your Kidecals order between now and August 20, 2014.