Home Care

How-To: Removing Stickers and Labels

These useful tips won’t leave you scrubbing off sticky residue!

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There are only a few things more annoying than peeling off a label or a price tag and being left with a ton of leftover adhesive. Naturally, you'd start picking at it in hopes of removing it completely—only to end up with more glue streaks. To help you get rid of it with ease, we've listed down some hacks you can try: 

  • Pour a few drops of olive oil over the sticky residue and let it sit for a minute or two. Scrape it off with a plastic spoon until it starts to collect in small clumps. Once it's all gone, wipe the item clean with a paper towel. 
  • Another secret ingredient for removing adhesive can be found in the kitchen—it's peanut butter. Massage a small amount onto and around the area that has gunk and it will eventually wipe off clean. Some say this delicious breakfast treat can clean up glue spills, too!
  • The last weapon against leftover glue is a hair dryer! Set it on high heat and hold it over the sticker for about 45 seconds to a minute. Test one corner of the label to see if it peels away easily—if it doesn't, place it under the heat for a few more seconds until you're able to pull the sticker with one quick swipe.  

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