Right upfront – this is a story about how Mabel’s Labels has shown me they have labels for everything, including my video gear.
A couple of months ago, I ran into a bit of a problem. I was in a medium sized room with other content creators, elbow space was tight. We had come running in with cameras, memory sticks, USB keys and rugged hard drives full of video footage. Once we all had edited our content and sent to all of our media centres, we packed up our gear and left. Except I left without a couple things. I was missing a USB stick and a USB 3 cable from my Lacie Rugged hard drive.
Once upon a time, I was very responsible and took care of all my stuff. Then I had kids and now I take care of their stuff, including getting a label on everything with their name on it and I work and clean the house and lose my own sh!t all the time. What I didn’t realize is that you could get labels for everything from the same company I get Little Man and Miss M’s clothing labels from.
This picture below was literally how I was working.
Carrying around a couple rugged LaCie drives with painter and gaffer tape wrapped around it and my name written on it with sharpie or pen. It’s not attractive or professional looking! And I did it for years.
To the rescue? Mabel’s Labels! Krista, their community manager (and I), had a good laugh at my gaffer and painter tape hard drive labelling system.
It took me awhile to accept that I needed to change my labelling system. I also had to be shown that Mabels Labels was more than labels for kid’s clothing and lunch containers. I have been a loyal costumer of Mabel’s Labels for all kid related labels for close to nine years. It was my go-to for daycare and school tags, shoe identifier and name stickers.
Krista showed me all the different uses for Mabel’s Labels products and that they can be customized to have names, email addresses and phone numbers on them in a variety of colour palettes and without the cute icons or characters that kids can choose from.
So now I’m going label crazy putting them on everything so I won’t lose any more of my cables, hard drives or USB sticks. The one I have on my cable above, my portable battery for my cell phone and on my GoPro below? It’s a Tag Mate. My first name and cell phone number is on it.
Sorry, number blurred for my safety.
You can customize ones for yourself or your gear by clicking on the Tag Mate link here. Want a discount for your Mabel’s Labels purchases? Keep reading! I have one for you.
All of the sticker tags from Mabel’s Labels are also waterproof so I have no fear of them coming off my GoPro while underwater or in a waterpark. I’ve learned this from the countless times I’ve put my kid’s clothing in the washing machine and the labels were still attached when I took them out. Or the amount of times the Tupperware Miss M and Little Man use for school lunches went into the dishwasher and the the labels stayed put.
I’ve even put it on my floatation device for my GoPro, as seen above. Next time I go snorkeling or diving with my GoPro and I set the camera down in the dive shop or on the boat, everyone will know it’s mine.
And my LaCie rugged hard drives I travel and work with? They’ve been labelled with the Personalized Name Stickers, complete with phone number and email address. Again, sorry to have made a blur on item, but safety first!
So now you are wondering how to get your hands on these labels for everything from Mabel’s Labels as well? And that discount I spoke of? Yes there is one for all my readers, fans and followers!
Between right now and November 30th, 2018, save 10% off your purchases made on Mabel’s Labels with discount code KATHRYN.
Or go straight to the Mabel’s Labels website. I know the banner says “stuff kids lose”, but seriously, I’m a big kid.
Want to see how I labelled everything? I did it during a Facebook Live the other night! Check it out here!
Mabel’s Labels gifted me with the product to label my gear with and to put to the test.
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