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Removing Labels from Mailing Boxes

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By thoroughly removing the labels on shipping boxes they can be easy reused, saving money and resources. This is a page about removing labels from mailing boxes.


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January 9, 2006

We have a daughter and her family who live 3000 miles away so I am always mailing packages. I also order many Christmas gifts, etc. and save the boxes to re-use. Removing the mailing labels has always been so annoying, but I happened to think of using my blow dryer to heat up the labels. Usually they peel right off! I was elated!

By Ann from Dublin, GA

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January 9, 20060 found this helpful

I reuse a ton of boxes for Ebay and I find the easiest thing to do is undo the box, turn it inside out and tape it back up, only takes a couple of minutes. It is well worth the effort to do this since some boxes have a bar code printed right on the cardboard and can cause problems with the barcode readers used by the post office.

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By syd (Guest Post)
January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I have done this for years ... works like a charm!

Put a pressing cloth over the labels to be removed and using a warm iron, iron over it until you can peel it off.

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