Every parent understands that kids lose stuff. Even if you’re one of those moms that can take inventory at a glance, it’s really easy to walk away from a playdate without that super cute hat your daughter was wearing when she arrived. Because of this, clothing, toy and accessory labels have become a necessity for parents on the go with kids and a must-have item for kids of all ages.
Mabel’s Labels is a Canadian label company that has been making waves online for years now as a result of their excellent products and superb customer service, and even has won a coveted PTPA Seal of Approval this past year. In October, I got to meet one of their representatives at the Baby Show NYC and had a great time checking out their full line of labels. I was really excited to find out that in addition to kids labels and kids safety products, Mabel’s Labels carries household and organization combo packs that are this mom’s dream come true.
Naturally, I was ecstatic when they contacted me about doing a review of their Neat Freak organizational pack, and my visions of a neatly labeled pantry and storage area was about to become a reality. The Neat Freak Combo pack with its water resistant labels includes 30 Bin Labels, 16 Canister Labels, and 52 Spice Labels that could organize even the most diverse cupboard or pantry. I quickly took inventory of my stash and hopped online to start the creating on the Mabel’s Labels website.
The ordering process was simple and there were numerous options to customize the label pack, including your choice of colors, font and text printed. I thought it was really cool that the Neat Freak Combo pack already has certain labels built into the pack that you could choose to use, or you could replace with labels of your own making. It was really handy to have most of the common storage goods, pantry items and spice rack contents already laid out for you to help make sure that you don’t forget any crucial items. But, it was also incredibly easy to modify the pack if there was a family staple not listed on their site, or if you’re like me and need 3 labels that say “Tea”.
Available in the following colours: Pink, Lime or Navy
Actual label size:
Spice labels 43mm x 10mm (1 11/16" x 3/8")
Canister labels 69mm x 16mm (2 6/8" x 5/8")
Bin labels 67mm x 27mm (2 11/16" x 1 1/16")
The Mabel’s Labels Neat Freak pack arrived and even hubby was excited when he realized that all the big labels were actually for him, and meant to be used to streamline our rather disorganized garage bins. We started first in the kitchen and went to work on our baking and spice cupboard and then the pantry. The labeling process was actually quite fun, and even though I had a to-do list that was probably going to keep me up until the wee hours that morning, I just had to fit my labeling in.
When I was finished, our entire dry good cupboard was easy to assess at a glance, our pantry was fully labeled, and I could now easily grab the correct spice containers while in the midst of cooking, thanks to Mabel’s Labels. The label adhesive is super strong and secure, but can be repositioned (very carefully) if it hasn’t been fully stuck to the container. Only once did I make this mistake, and then I made sure to keep my arm and grip steady while I was sticking. The Mabel’s Labels even fully stuck to the curved and slightly textured surfaces of some of our canisters and hasn’t peeled off with weeks of handling.
Once the kitchen was done, I moved on to the garage and happily slapped labels on all the outgrown children’s clothing, off season sports equipment, and holiday decorations while only stopping to admire my handiwork. The labels are big enough to be seen while stored up high, or in deep storage areas that have limited access. Far superior to our Blue Tape labeling system we had used previously, the Mabel’s Labels not only saves us time when searching through the garage, they actually look cute and help class up the place a bit.
Now I sleep peacefully knowing that I will never ruin my grandma’s famous family recipe by mistakenly grabbing the baking soda instead of baking powder, and I will never again pile three tons of stuff on the one bin that has the next size up clothes for our kiddo. Knowing that you have an organized and easy to access pantry, cupboard and garage makes the whole house feel a lot less stressful – especially when I can easily direct my family to the bin marked “Winter” the next time they come looking for that super-cute hat my daughter likes to leave lying around.
My next must-have item is the Label Out Loud (LOL) Label Pack that is the PTPA award winning full color version of their popular labels. Not only are the LOL Labels adorable and eye catching, they also provide the same super sticky qualities and are dishwasher/microwave safe. Perfect for the child who has a schedule of playdates to go to or for kids who are attending daycare or summer camp, or even just for the kids who are constantly battling over which cup is theirs at dinnertime, the LOL labels by Mabel’s Labels insures all your children’s belongings make it home safely and end up with the right kid at the end of the night.
And now for the Giveaway…
One Rave and Review reader will win one of these awesome LOL label packs from Mabel's Labels!
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This giveaway is closed. Thank you to all who entered and congrats to Eileen who said:
Entered Germ Guardian giveaway! thanks!
A huge thank you to Mabel's Labels for saving our sanity by organizing our pantry and garage and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. No type of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review