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  1. says

    Such good advice! I’ve seen things all over Pinterest of cute things with jars, so I have a feeling I’ll be scrounging up some of my own jars and using your blog as a reference in the near future. :) Can’t wait to see what else is in store!

  2. says

    Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  3. says

    Wow, what a super idea! You have some great stuff on your blog, so glad I hopped over form one of the link ups! I would love for you to share this at Healthy 2day Wednesdays this week up until Saturday evening and also add your other healthy posts each week! Blessings!

  4. says

    This is so great! I often have bottles that just look so pretty, but I have never known how to remove the labels. I also would love to use them for neighbors gifts! Thanks so much!

    • Tiffany says

      Creating “stuff in a jar” gifts would be excellent ideas for new moms or holiday gifts using our old jars!

  5. says

    Wow! I had no idea! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Bear Rabbit. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. says

    I love this. I definitely save my jars. Once I have a bunch stockpiled, someone inevitably needs them for something, and I end up starting all over from scratch 😉 My label removing method is usually to fill the jars with boiling water and peel. If there is residue or the label tears, I get after it with Goo Gone. I also use an expired credit card or empty gift card as a scraper. I can’t wait to try the rubbing alcohol!

    • says

      An unused credit card would have saved some scratches from my fingers from being too zealous with the grill brush! I have lots of baby showers coming up, which means meal delivery. I’m expecting my stash to suffer a big hit, lol.

  7. says

    I generally recycle my jars, but lately I’ve been thinking that they might make fun containers for gifts and so I’ve collected quite a few. And yes…most of them still have the labels attached after their bath in the dishwasher. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be pinning it for future reference.
    Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  8. Cathie says

    I KNOW – those Trader Joe’s coconut oil jars are the WORST! But they are great jars. Thanks for the tip.

  9. says

    Thank you for this. I love recycling glass jars, but I really dislike removing the labels. Some just don’t want to come off. I’ve never tried rubbing alcohol though.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party.

    Have a great day!

  10. says

    I didn’t know alcohol would work!! I usually soak my jars in hot soapy water, and the labels usually fall right off. If there is any remaining residue, a little dab of peanut butter will help take it off. The oil in the p.butter sort of renders the glue… GLUELESS – ha! My favorite jars to save are from Smuckers — because of those cute lids!!! Thanks for the tip.

  11. says

    Fantastic! I have a huge stash of jars with partially removed labels. I know goo-gone works well too, but I seem to always forget to buy it. I already have rubbing alcohol, and it’s much cheaper. Thank you for this tip!

  12. says

    This is a great tip! I’ve heard of using peanut butter and even mayo, and tried it on one jar (and it worked!), but couldn’t get myself to waste perfectly good food just to remove labels off jars. Alcohol, on the other hand, I could get behind! Thanks for sharing – I found you over at Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays.

    I’d also like to invite you to come over to my blog hop – Tiny Tip Tuesdays – and share this wonderful tip with us! This week’s linky just went live :)


  13. says

    This is fantastic! And I am totally guilty of hoping that the dishwasher would do it. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  14. says

    Hi Tiffany-

    Thanks for the great tip! I love reusing old glass jars, and was guilty of rewashing them countless times in the dishwasher…

    I featured a teaser to you tip at Creative Juice tonight. I’ll also be pinning, facebooking, and tweeting this post as well. Thanks for sharing last week.

    Take care,

  15. says

    How did I not know this?!? I wish I had come across this article a long time ago! I have spent way to much time and effort trying to get labels off of jars I use for things like making body scrubs.

  16. Heather K says

    Thanks for this tip! I’ve been looking for an alternative to GooGone because it makes me cough (that can’t be good…) I’ll have to try it the next jar I get!

  17. says

    Wow, so glad I found this post! We are using all sorts of jars for the centrepieces for our upcoming wedding ( in our home town and only arrive home a week before the wedding. I have been really stressing about how long it’s going to take to get all of the labels off the jars our friends and family have been saving for us. This is going to make it a piece of cake! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Tiffany says


      Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I imagine your kitchen counters being lined with all sorts of tupperware bins, the jars happily soaking away while you make other last minute wedding preparations. A few scrubs later (our firm grill brush was awesome for this) and a run through the dishwasher should finish the super easy job! You’re very welcome, and congratulations again! ~Tiffany

  18. Linda Elliott says

    A friend introduced me to your site for the vinegar mole removal…Loved it! I make my own vinegar and other herbal products. I have found that a hair blow dryer works wonders for removing labels from wine bottles and other glass bottles and jars. Just heat the label with the hair dryer for about 20 seconds and peel from the corners while heating. Works fast and rarely is there any goo left! This is my project while I sit and watch TV. Before I know it, I have a box full! Hope it works as easy for you as it does for me. Love your yhsite. Thank you

  19. says

    I have found that many labels come off with a good soak in super hot tap water, but I’m happy to have an alternative to goo gone for the stubborn ones! True confessions: I choose some products over others because they come in lovely jars AND I have a collection just like yours (I love the Classico jars!), but I spray painted the lids black a couple summers ago so they all match!

    • Tiffany says

      I share the same confession! 😉 I almost always run them through the dishwasher once or twice before actually trying to remove the label, but for those darn coconut oil jars I needed something that worked! LOVE the idea of spray painting the lids. Just the top? Sides? Do you do underneath and store food?

  20. Lisa Alexander says

    I’ve been looking for this solution for like 100 years!! Thanks! I curse labels on all kinds of items …
    Love the pic of all your jars — made me laugh.

    • Tiffany says

      LOL – thanks Lisa! It was fun pulling them all out. Kinda felt accomplished for saving so many at once (now of course, the collection has grown OUT.OF.CONTROL!)

  21. Kathy says

    I use WD 40 to take labels off. Spray it on, wait a minute or two then use a stainless scour pad on it and it comes right off. Then run thru the dishwasher.

  22. ferryboat George says

    I really really wanted to try this on some canning jars that people had put labels on, but I had just used my rubbing alcohol to Tye-dye a T-shirt (really fun activity). However, I did have some hand sanitizer. I rubbed some of that on the label and waited around the five minutes (I didn’t time it) and it scraped right off with no sticky residue. Totally awesome.

  23. Angel says

    I love you! You have saved my sanity today! also seems you’ve read my mind … I’m constantly expecting the dishwasher to magically remove those labels and yes… i keep trying … more than 3 times I’m sure! My first thought when I saw your jars as I was reading was How Beautiful! I appreciate those label-less jars! I might as well admit that I have somewhat of a jar addition LOL – and yes, I have on more than one occasion looked at the jar and it’s potential when buying a product ahhh confession is good for the soul isn’t it :)

  24. Cherese says

    This tip is okay.

    However, the actual solution is to just use the heat of your BLOW DRYER and basically melt the labels clean off. Works immediately, every time, and perfectly.

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