Stickers No More: Unveiling The Trick To Price Tag Removal

Last updated on November 8th, 2023

Stickers mean business. Once they have been pasted on a commodity, they dig their heels in. They have been given a job to do, and they mean to carry it out till their last breath, or gum residue, as the case may be.

We all know how exasperating this can be. Neatly peeling off stickers is almost impossible. The result is unsightly torn stickers with bits and pieces missing. And let’s not even talk about what they do to the newly manicured nails. Well, we can’t avoid them. But maybe we can beat them at their own game!

Finding Quick-fix Solutions

Technology is wonderful. Any and every answer is available on the internet. What’s more, YouTube videos even demonstrate the nitty-gritty of household hacks. Well, we are not ashamed to say we took a peek at some of the videos to get answers to this sticky situation. And this is what we came up with. A simple remedy with ingredients in your utility cabinet. Some paper towels and a glass cleaner.

But hey, the proof of the pudding is always in the eating. So, we gave it a go, and no surprise, it worked! How to tackle the scourge of unruly stickers:

Price Tag Sticker Removal

As mentioned, glass cleaners and some paper towels can do wonders. Here’s how:

  • Spray a bit of glass cleaner on the sticker.

  • Cover it neatly with a paper towel.

  • Now spray the glass cleaner on the paper towel. Give it a good pat.

  • Let the towel rest for 15 minutes.

  • Now wipe off the towel in one clean sweep.

  • Voila! A clean, sticker-free item!

Product Labels

We don’t know about you, but we love to use empty jam jars for craft projects or plants. And that’s the crux of the issue. The stubborn label. Here’s a quick-fix solution for a pristine bottle for your preserves.

  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of dish soap and ½ a cup of white vinegar to a bowl of hot water.

  • Let your jars soak in the mixture for at least half an hour.

  • Your labels will come off easily when you take them out of the tub.

  • If the sticky glue insists on hanging on, mix equal parts of baking soda and oil and give the jar a light scrub. A scrub pad is ideal.

  • Wash the jars, ready for use.

Sticky Tape Residue from Plastic

You can remove the tape from your plastic container. However, there is no guarantee that it will take the sticky residue with it. We have all faced this very exasperating scenario at some point in our lives. So, what’s the remedy? Here goes:

  • Take a piece of cloth and saturate it in warm, and soapy water or white vinegar.

  • Place the cloth on the sticky area. Let it sit for a while.

  • Wipe away the solution with the cloth.

  • You can use a credit card or any other scraping tool to gently remove the residue.

  • For stubborn residue, you may have to repeat the process.

  • Gently wash the object once you are done.

A Hairdryer Can Work Too

Hairdryers are an easy way to remove stubborn tags. All you need to do is turn on the heat and move it over the label for around 30 to 40 seconds to melt the adhesive. If the label is still stuck, repeat the process at 30-second intervals.

A soapy sponge will help you remove the rest of the glue. Be warned. Intense heat can melt plastic containers. So use this method on glass only.

Our Thoughts

Once you follow these tips, you should have no problem getting rid of sticky labels on your products. For more such cleaning hacks and design tips, log in to We assure you that life will get easier when you try these hacks!