Peanut Butter Adhesive Remover

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About: I am a Mental Health Clinician. I currently work doing community based therapy with kids and community crisis work with kids and families. I am a home brewer. I love to cook and craft. I'm learning to spi...

We are big on recycling, but reusing jars with labels that won't come off doesn't always work for us. We found that peanut butter can get the sticky adhesive off of jars with no issues. Fast and effective.

It doesn't seem to matter what kind of peanut butter you use, so stick with the cheap stuff for this.

Step 1: Peel

Peel off as much of the label as you can.

Step 2: Soak

Soak the jars for in hot soapy water for a few minutes and see if you can peel more of the label off. This step is kind of optional, you don't have to soak the labels I just think it reduces the amount of peanut butter you use.

Step 3: Peanut Butter

Cover the label/sticky area with peanut butter and let it sit for a few minutes.

Step 4: Wash

Paper towel or a sponge will help you with scrubbing around the sticky areas. Rinse with hot water and dish soap.

Step 5: Dry

Dry your jars and then they'll be ready to use.

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    knopfling

    1 year ago

    That is so weird! Do you have any idea why this works? I have to try this! Thanks

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