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Promising results: “Goo Gone is one of those things I had never heard of until this year (although others apparently had it in their household for years). When I saw it in this article from BuzzFeed, my life was changed forever. I couldn’t’ I don’t think I’ve lived for so many years without this stuff. So many gifts have been ruined by price stickers that didn’t peel off properly and so many reusable glass containers thrown away/recycled because I couldn’t remove the sticky label. .

When I got my hands on a bottle, I immediately put it to the test. A few days ago, I bought a really cool glass milk saucer from the MoMA store, but the product label left an ugly, sticky residue on it (why do stores allow stickers like this? !). I applied the Goo Gone, washed with soap and water, and voila – the adhesive came off right away, leaving my saucer crystal clear. Next, I cleaned out an old soy sauce container and turned it into a flower vase. And it can do more than just remove price tags; product description says it will work on candle wax, permanent marker, pencil, glue, eraser, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar, etc. . It’s also surface safe and can be used on carpets and upholstery, clothing, and all hard surfaces – including glass, laminate, metal, wood, plastic, vinyl , windows, ceramic, granite, flooring, countertops, tile and wood. And bonus: it smells good and lemony!

Since purchasing Goo Gone, I’ve cleaned several tins of candles, a growler from Trader Joe, and a pot of kimchi previously marred by sticky labels – they can now be repurposed as pen holders and food containers! In fact, now I constantly look around my apartment to see what I can Goo Gone (yes, I use that as a verb) and reuse. Definitely one of my best household purchases EVER. —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it on Amazon for $7.48.

Michael E. Marquez