Thursday, February 21, 2013

How To Remove Stickers

Do you ever have the problem of trying to remove price stickers from plates, glasses, mirrors, picture frames and other items?  Price and barcode stickers are sometimes stuck to products in weird places.  Not only are the stickers stuck in the most inconvenient places, they usually do not come off the item very well.

The bottom of one of my spray bottles had a sticker that would not come off. Sticker on bottle

I used “Goo Gone” cleaner to remove the unwanted sticker. Goo Gone

Just put a small amount of the cleaner on a make-up remover pad or paper towel and apply it to the sticker. Makeup remover pads Goo Gone on makeup pad

I let the cleaner sit and soak in for a few minutes before trying to rub the sticker and residue off.  Sometimes I have to apply the Goo Gone a couple of times, depending on the strength of the sticker.
Here is the same bottle with the sticker removed after using the cleaner… Sticker on bottle removed

The bottle says Goo Gone removes grease, gum, stickers, crayon and tape.  Luckily, I haven’t needed to remove anything besides stickers.  But I will need to keep this product in mind if I need to remove crayon from anything!

I try to remove barcode and product stickers from most items in my house.  I find that it makes the item look cleaner.  I have tried Goo Gone to successfully remove stickers on flower pots, organizing bins, cups, soap dispensers, glass from picture frames and many other items. Goo Gone and Make up Remover Pads

If you use Goo Gone on anything that will be serving food, be sure to wash the item well with soap and water after using Goo Gone.  I was not compensated in any way to write this post, I’m just sharing a product that I have purchased that has made my life easier.

What are your tips for removing stickers from items?

As Always,

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm at Poofy Cheeks Today...

Today, I'm posting at my friend Kelsey's blog, Poofy Cheeks!  Check out my post with FREE Printables.  Just in time for Spring Cleaning... Cleaning for Kid with FREE Printables

As Always,

Saturday, February 9, 2013

FREE Printable Morning and Bedtime Routines from IHeart Organizing IHeart Organizing Bedtime and Morning Printables

I love these cute printable kid's routines from IHeart Organizing.  And so do my boys! 

I decided to frame the printables to keep them in good shape.  I had some leftover frames from another project that worked perfectly. Picture frames

Since I printed the routines on 8 1/2 x 11 size paper, I just trimmed the printables a little to fit the 8 x 10 frames. IHeart Organizing Bedtime and Morning Printables framed IHeart Organizing Bedtime and Morning Printables on dresser

They now sit on my oldest son's dresser and he refers to them daily.  He loves informing me what is next to complete. IHeart Organizing Bedtime and Morning Printables on dresser

Ick, now I just need to do something with that ugly dresser!

As Always,

Monday, February 4, 2013

Leftover Lemons... Leftover Lemons... Clean your Microwave

I usually have fresh fruit on hand in my house.  I love how lemons look sitting in a bowl on my kitchen cupboard.  But the truth is, I usually end up throwing out lemons - I run out of ideas of what to do with them. Lemons in Basket

So in an effort to use up some lemons, I decided to try cleaning my microwave using one.

I'm usually very good about keeping our microwave clean.  I try to wipe it down after every use and use microwave covers.  But it has been a while since it has had a deep clean.

Here is what I did...

Simply cut a lemon in half and place it in a microwaveable bowl or mug with water. Lemon on Cutting Board

Cook it in your microwave for a few minutes so it can make steam and loosen all dried on grossness.

You can even let it sit in the microwave for a few minutes.  Be careful when removing the lemon water from the microwave - as it can be extremely HOT! Wipe the inside of the microwave with a cloth while the inside is still steamy.

Quick and simple.  And now my kitchen smells clean and fresh!

What are some of your leftover lemon uses?

As Always,