Remember at the start of term, when your parents ran around like headless chickens trying to sew name labels into your school and sports uniforms? No? Then you're from a far more organised family than I am.
Seeing as most schools now demand you label everything (and a felt tip job just won't work if you want the labels to last more than a few washes), it might be worth looking at other options if you're not super-organised.
If you're a dab hand with a sewing needle, you might want to have a look at the Easy2Name store, which prints off personalised labels to be sewn into collars and bags. They've got some simple stick-on labels for lunchboxes too, warning teachers if your child has an allergy.
Alternatively, you might want to look at Attach A Tag. This handy little device simply clicks a small plastic name tag into place, saving you time and stress. It looks fairly simple to use, similar to a stapler, so you might even be able to persuade the kids to do it themselves. The labels are fairly subtle, and they can be removed using the same tool, to be used again in the future.
How do you cope with uniform labelling? Do you have a process, or adopt the same last-minute panic?