Removing Product Stickers Makes Me Feel Stupid, Until Now

cropped-kathy-kleen_page_32.jpgIs it just me or does it seem like every single product price or label sticker is held and stuck there by some form of black magic? Everyone has experienced the anguish of trying to remove a sticker from the exciting new product you bought. Some come off without a hitch, but it’s the ones that feel like they’re running down your finger nail and taunt you by coming off piece by little tiny piece only to leave you with that sticky residue that’s endlessly tacky that really drive you nuts.

The next time you find yourself trying to remove the price tag from a gift you bought, try one of these ideas. Start with soaking or applying warm water to the label and pick a product below to saturate the sticker with before peeling it off.

  • Goo Gone
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Baby Oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • White Vinegar
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Avon’s Skin So Soft Oil

I’ve even gone so far as to try using red wine to remove the stickers, but I ultimately decided that could be considered alcohol abuse and besides, the aforementioned products are a much less expensive option.

If you have no luck with the method above, it’s time to bring in the big guns, or in this case, your heat-gun a.k.a. a standard hair dryer. This method is great because it requires no soaking or pre-wetting. You simply start by slightly peeling back the corner of the label and apply heat from a hair dryer on a high setting directly to the label. Gently and carefully peel off the label as you heat it, being mindful of the direct hear on your fingertips. Once removed; any of that annoying sticky residue left behind can be eliminated by using a standard pink eraser and a damp cloth.

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