Today’s post is not going to be about a good deal or sale, nor is it going to be about makeup! Shocking, I know. While I was putting together some last minute touches to the nursery I thought I would share a life hack I use that may be common knowledge to some but it has annoyed/stumped me for years!
You all know that I love a good deal and saving money so naturally when it comes to home decor purchases I always find my home treasures at stores like Ross or HomeGoods. Although the great deals are amazing, the most annoying part about shopping at these stores are those dreaded price tag stickers that they put all over their items. The absolute worst is when they put a price tag sticker on the glass of a beautiful picture frame or mirror especially. I used to spend hours trying to scrape that mess off. No matter how carefully I attempted to remove the sticker it would leave gross residue and paper strips all over the place. Ewwwww Gross!
I know what you’re thinking. “Why don’t you just use some Goo Gone?”. That’s a brilliant idea. However I never seem to have any Goo Gone in the house for some reason when I need it. I don’t know where it goes. We buy it, use it once and then it’s MIA. It’s also expensive too by the way so then I definitely don’t want to re-purchase it. Then there was that one time where a bottle leaked all over the Pantry cabinet and it made me mad so I vowed never to buy it again…but I digress.
My point here is that I found a trick that works wonderfully well when you are in this predicament and is pretty simple since you should typically always have this product in your house at all times.
So here it goes…here is my process for dealing with this annoyance.
Step 1: identify the object in question (in my example today it is a new picture frame from Ross)
Step 2: find a bottle of glass cleaner. I typically use Windex or a generic form of Windex.
Step 3: spray Windex on top of the price tag sticker. You are going to want a generous amount of Windex, so three to four sprays should do the trick.
Step 3: let this Windex sit on the dreaded price tag sticker for about 5 minutes
Step 4: take a dry paper towel and wipe the sticker and Windex concoction in a circular motion. In doing so, you will notice the sticker and the residue easily wipe away from the glass. If it doesn’t then you either did not use enough Windex OR you didn’t let it sit long enough so you may need to try it again.
Step 5: keep wiping until all sticker residue is gone
Step 6: insert your photo or artwork in to the frame, hang it and you’re done.
(Note: this artwork is not my own. This was a free printable nursery art graphic I found on Google).
This life hack has made my life so much easier. Maybe it’s common sense or knowledge to some of you, but for years I would rack my brain trying to figure out the cleanest, fastest, and easiest way to get rid of those darn price tag stickers or the residue they leave behind when you don’t have any Goo Gone on hand to do so (as you just realized I hate Goo Gone thus I never have any).
So that’s it. That’s my life hack for today, hope you enjoyed this wealth of knowledge I’m sharing with you. If not, just roll your eyes and laugh at me for being so dumb it took me 33 years to find an easier way to tackle this issue.
Until next time,