By the end of this page, you will be a label-removal WIZARD.
I’m about to share with you the easiest method to get those labels off without having to resort to scrubbing off wet sticky bits of paper!
I love re-purposing jars. I use them for storing things like hemp, goji berries, cacao, and lentils — or I use them to carry around leftovers and green smoothies.
What you’ll need
- a jar!
- boiled water (enough to fill the jar above the label)
- baking soda
- white vinegar
Step 1: Carefully pour the boiling water into your jar, making sure to keep the label dry. Make sure to fill your jar above the label and wait a few seconds for the water to melt the adhesive from the inside.
Step 2: Holding on to a corner of the label, peel the label off your jar. It should peel right off!
Some labels will leave behind more glue than others. If your label leaves behind a residue, you’ll need to use your baking soda and vinegar.
Step 3: Holding the jar over the sink, sprinkle some baking soda on top and give it a squirt of vinegar. Having your vinegar in a spray bottle will make this really easy (you can even use it to clean the rest of your kitchen). Scrub everything off with a sponge or cloth that you wouldn’t mind getting a little gluey.
Rinse off your jar aaaaand you’re done!
What are you going to use your new-found label wizardry for? Let us know here or on twitter @GreenGuineaPigs