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I bought some nice new storage bowl thingies at the dollar store (that is where I should have left them!) They have lids that are about 6" round and then they have stickers on them that are about 5" round! Not kidding! I have been trying for the past two days to get those blasted stickers off!!

Who's bright idea was this anyway?!!??
 

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I know the stickers, that glue is awful.
Have you tried using rubbing alcohol on them? The acetone in nail polish remover will cut glue but it may also eat into the plastic. I wouldn't use it on anything I was going to put food in.
Did you soak them in hot, sudsy water?
Good luck.
 

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If it won't melt the lids, you can gently boil them. That might work.
 

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barnyardfun said:
I bought some nice new storage bowl thingies at the dollar store (that is where I should have left them!) They have lids that are about 6" round and then they have stickers on them that are about 5" round! Not kidding! I have been trying for the past two days to get those blasted stickers off!!

Who's bright idea was this anyway?!!??
WD-40 works miracles. Trust me. Just make sure you wash it off good because I dont' imagine it tastes too hot.

donsgal
 

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Great ideas! Thank you!

So far they have soaked in water for two days.....hot soapy water till it cools off! :rolleyes: Got all the paper stuff off, just down to the goo!

Times like this really try your patients! All over a dollar bowl! :grump:
 

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barnyardfun said:
Great ideas! Thank you!

So far they have soaked in water for two days.....hot soapy water till it cools off! :rolleyes: Got all the paper stuff off, just down to the goo!

Times like this really try your patients! All over a dollar bowl! :grump:
Those aren't dollar bowls anymore! Now they're more like $5 bowls. How frustrating!
 

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Those aren't dollar bowls anymore! Now they're more like $5 bowls. How frustrating!
No Kidding! I am beginning to wonder if at the manufacturer they don't get a kick out of thinking about someone trying to get their sticker off! Maybe they have a contest to see who can get as close as they can to making it impossible! :nono:
 

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I find this happens on a lot products anymore. It is like the sticker is better made than the product. lol

I vote for Goo-B-Gone. Dawn sometimes is helpful to in getting some of the remnants off.

This reminds of one time when my OCD aunt visited and because a sticker had been hard to remove my mother just left it on some kitchen gadget, since she felt the whole label looked better than some torn one. Well my aunt was very aggrieved at this and spent a great deal of time trying to get this sticker off of course she couldn't get the whole thing off and my mom was left with an ugly clawed at label on her gadget.
 
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