Promising results: “goo gone is one of those things I had never heard of until this year (although others have apparently had it in their homes for years). When I saw it in this BuzzFeed post, my life changed forever. I couldn’t believe I had lived for so many years without this stuff. So many gifts were ruined by price tags that didn’t peel off properly and so many reusable glass containers thrown away/recycled because I couldn’t remove the sticky tag.
When I got my hands on a bottle, I immediately put it to the test. A few days ago, I bought a really cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA store, but the product label left an ugly, sticky residue on it (why do stores allow stickers like this? !). I applied the Goo Gone, washed with soap and water, and voila – the adhesive came off right away, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Next, I cleaned out an old soy sauce container and turned it into a flower vase. And it can do more than just remove price tags; product description says it will work on candle wax, permanent marker, pencil, glue, eraser, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, etc. . It’s also surface safe and can be used on carpets and upholstery, clothing, and all hard surfaces – including glass, laminate, metal, wood, plastic, vinyl , windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, countertops, tile and wood. And bonus: it smells good and lemony!
Since purchasing Goo Gone, I’ve cleaned several tins of candles, a Trader Joe growler, and a jar of kimchi previously marred with sticky labels – they can now be repurposed as pen holders and food containers! In fact, now I’m constantly looking around my apartment to see what I can Goo Gone (yes, I use that as a verb) and reuse. Definitely one of my best household purchases EVER. —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Staff
Get it from Amazon for $7.92.