Goo Gone is a type of issues that I in some way had by no means heard of till this 12 months (although others have apparently had it of their households for years). After I noticed it on this BuzzFeed put up, my life was modified without end. I couldn’t consider I had lived for thus a few years with out these things. So many presents had been ruined by worth stickers that wouldn’t peel off correctly and so many reusable glass containers thrown away/recycled as a result of I couldn’t get the decal off of them.
After I acquired my fingers on a bottle, I instantly put it to check. A few days in the past, I purchased a extremely cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA retailer, however the product label left an unsightly and sticky residue on it (why do retailers enable stickers like this?!). I utilized the Goo Gone, washed with cleaning soap and water, and voilà — the adhesive got here proper off, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Then, I cleaned off an previous soy sauce container and turned it right into a flower vase. And it could possibly accomplish that way more than simply eradicating worth stickers; the product description says it’ll work on candle wax, everlasting marker, crayon, glue, gum, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, and so on. It’s additionally surface-safe and can be utilized on carpet and fabric, clothes, and any arduous surfaces — together with glass, laminate, metallic, wooden, plastic, vinyl, home windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, counter tops, tile, and wooden. And bonus: It smells good and citrusy!
Since buying Goo Gone, I’ve cleaned off a number of candle tins, a Dealer Joe’s growler, and a kimchi jar beforehand marred by sticky labels — they will now be reused as pen holders and meals containers! In actual fact, now I am continually trying round my condo to see what I can Goo Gone (sure, I am utilizing it as a verb) and reuse. Undoubtedly certainly one of my finest family purchases EVER. —Yi Yang
Get it from Amazon for $7.48 or from Jet for $5.99.