That sticky stuff left on glass after removing a sticker or price tag? The worst, right?
After cleaning up a jar the other day to use for flowers, I thought I’d share one of my favorite life hacks. I think I read this tip on the Internet years ago – it’s no big secret, but whenever I mention it to people, they’ve often never heard of it before. So, here you have it – the secret to removing the goo…
Eucalyptus oil. That’s it. First peel and scrub as much of the sticker off as you can. Then saturate a cotton ball with eucalyptus oil (available at health food stores in the essential oils section), and simply rub the sticky residue until it’s all gone. Then rinse with soap and water. I usually run the jar through the dishwasher to get rid of the strong eucalyptus smell, and I toss the used cotton ball into the bottom of the diaper pail to make opening that thing a little more pleasant.
We re-use all sorts of jars for storing homemade sauces, holding crayons & markers, and for giving flowers to friends (or myself). Sunflowers in a salsa jar went to some friends who had us over for dinner last night,
and that applesauce jar pictured above now adorns our dining room table.