Do you like to save glass jars to reuse as storage, but sometimes have problems removing the labels? Using a razor blade or what I use is a razor box cutter, slice large sections of the label. Soak in hot soapy water until label is saturated. Scrape off sections of the label with a scraper or an old plastic supermarket members card. If you slice the sections on the label too small, it will be harder to scrape off.
Some labels have a plastic coating on them and are hard to remove. By cutting sections of the label with a razor blade, breaks the plastic seal and allows the water to penetrate the paper under the plastic. This makes it easier to remove.
By mkymlp from NE PA
Try soaking the jar labels in mineral spirits. That works to soften most paper adhesives.
If you get seriously mad use acetone -- but be very careful with it.
I find soaking the jars in cold water overnight works best. They usually just slip off without leaving a sticky residue. Less elbow grease!
It's easier to use a blow dryer on the label where it's glued to the glass. The heat will melt the glue.
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