One of the easiest ways to reduce waste is to clean and reuse containers from products that you buy. You likely have many everyday objects that are marred by a poorly placed sticker or gunk that has been left from a sticker that you have removed. Fortunately, there are several remedies for how to remove sticker residue so that you can reuse containers for a variety of purposes.
Get sticky residue off with these household products:
- Nail polish remover
- Rubbing alcohol
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Lighter fluid
- Hair Dyer
- Furniture polish
- Peanut butter
- Mineral oil
- Duct tape
- Baking soda (make into paste with water)
- Cooking spray
- Canola or olive oil
Directions for Removing Sticky Residue from Surfaces
Leave the product on the surface for at least 5 minutes to get the best results. You can also soak a paper towel or rag and place it over the surface until the residue softens.
Especially with oil based products, make sure your surface won’t absorb it and discolor.
For hard surfaces that are less likely to scratch, you can use a paint scraper, one-sided razor blade, or plastic pan scraper.
Do you have a product around your home that works great for removing sticky stuff?