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3 Reasons to Label Your Clothes – Don’t Lose Your Layers!

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‘Tis the season for the great morning debate: short-sleeved or long-sleeved? It’s cool in the morning but by lunch time it’s boiling, and time to peel off the layers. Clothing is one of the top ten most commonly lost and left-behind items, especially in places such as hotels, airplanes, buses, trains, and cabs. It seems that the busier we are, the more likely we are to be forgetful, losing some of our favorite clothes in the process. Even more so than adults, children are notorious for misplacing items. The most common items lost by kids are hats, sweaters, and cuddly toys.

Why you should be labeling your items

  1. Labeling clothing items has multiple benefits. The most obvious being that if the item is lost or misplaced, it is much easier to have it returned to you. This is especially important in nursing homes and assisted living facilities where a shawl or sweater can easily be picked up by another resident.
  2. If you’re a parent, it is helpful to label your child’s clothing for the same reasons as above, but also to help when laundry day comes around and you’re wondering “Whose top is this?”
  3. In some cases, your black jacket may look just like someone else’s, and they may wander off with yours instead of theirs. Labeling your items can help keep other people from accidentally adding your things to their wardrobe. Without a label, you have no evidence to support that what you say is yours is yours.

Important Items to Label:

  • Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Sweaters
  • Backpacks
  • Lunch bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves

During the seasonal transition periods, warm clothing items are essential during certain times of the day, but as the day progresses we tend to shed our layers and items are left behind. The best way to make sure things don’t get lost is to try your best to keep track of them, and add a custom label. By labeling your items, you save time, energy, and money. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s a small investment that’s a big-time money-saver.

With the weather cooling down, make sure you stock up on custom clothing labels to ensure the inevitable lost gear is returned to its owner. It’s Mine! offers a wide variety of custom clothing label options, such as woven labels, iron on labels, sew on labels, and snap on clothing tags. The best method for labeling your items is up to you!

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