How to Label

How to Label for College and University

Ariel Luy


Oct 06, 23

How to Label for College and University: Name Bubbles' Guide to Staying Organized

Heading to college or university is an exciting time in any student's life. It's a time of new experiences, newfound independence, and the chance to make lifelong friends. However, it's also a time when staying organized becomes crucial to juggling classes, social activities, and daily life. Many college students may be living in shared dorms or apartments for the first time. One way to make this transition smoother is by labeling your belongings, and here at Name Bubbles, we have you covered. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential labeling tips and tricks for college and university students to help you stay organized and hold onto crucial items.

Why Labeling Matters

Labeling your belongings might not be the most glamorous part of heading to college, but it's undoubtedly one of the most practical. Here's why:

1. Avoid Misplaced Items

With roommates, dorm mates, and shared spaces, it's easy for your stuff to get mixed up. Labeling ensures that your belongings always find their way back to you.

2. Stay Organized

Effective labeling helps you maintain a tidy and organized living space, making it easier to locate what you need when you need it.

3. Avoid Mix-Ups with Roommates

One of the main struggles of sharing a space with roommates is mixing up items between you two and trying to identify what belongs to whom. Our custom labels help prevent roommate arguments before they begin and ensure you keep onto your items during the school year.

What to Label

Now that you understand the importance of labeling, let's talk about what you should be labeling:

Clothing and Laundry

Label your clothes to ensure they don't get mixed up in the laundry room. Name Bubbles offers durable clothing labels that can withstand countless washes. We recommend our Stick-On Clothing Labels or our Iron-On Clothing Labels for frequently washed items. For gym sneakers or shoes, our Shoe Labels are perfect to keep them organized.

School Supplies

Labeling your school supplies, from notebooks and textbooks to pencils and calculators, helps you keep track of them. If you have purchased books for college classes, labeling them with Name Bubbles name labels is a great way to avoid losing expensive materials. 


Smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices are expensive and easily misplaced. Label them for easy identification, and even add your room number or phone number to contact you if found with our Contact Labels!

Kitchen and Food Items

If you're living in a shared space, labeling your kitchen and food items can help avoid misunderstandings with roommates. We recommend using our Write-On Labels for food containers so you can easily re-write your name and the item in the container.

Personal Care Products

For those who are sharing a bathroom with roommates or hallmates, label your toiletries and personal care items so they don't go missing in communal bathrooms. Our labels are perfect for toiletries and personal care items because they are waterproof and wash-safe!

Sports Equipment

If you're an athlete or just enjoy a game of frisbee in the quad, label your sports gear to prevent mix-ups. If you’re looking for specific tips on labeling for sports, read our article on labeling with sports labels. Even if you’re not an athlete, one piece of equipment you should label is a water bottle. Water bottles are frequently lost, and having a personalized name label will help you hold onto your water bottle while traveling on campus.

How to Label Effectively

Now that you know what to label, let's discuss the best practices for effective labeling:

1. Use High-Quality Labels

Invest in durable labels that withstand various conditions, including washing, humidity, and everyday wear and tear. Name Bubbles offers personalized labels designed to last and formulated in non-toxic, independently tested materials. Our labels are waterproof, laundry-safe and dishwasher-safe.

2. Choose School Spirit Inspired Colors and Designs

Show off your school spirit with our new college-inspired colors! Our Solid Border Design has been updated with twenty additional colors to represent your school spirit. Let us know if you can find your school colors. If you can’t, let our customer service team know (, and we will happily add them!

3. Include Essential Information

At a minimum, include your name on the label. Depending on the item, you may want to add contact information or dorm room number.


Heading off to college or university is an adventure, and staying organized is key to making the most of it. With Name Bubbles' personalized labels, you can ensure that your belongings are always where they should be, leaving you more time to focus on your studies and enjoy your newfound freedom.

Don't let disorganization get in the way of your college experience. Label like a pro with Name Bubbles, and stay on your game!

Ariel Luy

Hey, I'm Ariel and I am the Marketing Manager at Name Bubbles! I’ve gotten the opportunity to create Reels, manage our social media pages, and write blog posts since I’ve joined in 2022. I graduated from Liberty University in 2021 with a Bachelor ...

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