Today's post is one that I just need to get out of the way. One of the first steps for using these baby food jars for storage, is getting rid of the goo left behind by the label.
It is tedious, but it's necessary. So...here goes....
First...you'll need to make
a bit of home made goo gone. Now, when it comes to mixing this stuff up, I was a little bit like Goldilocks. The first mixture was tooooo oily. The second mixture was toooooo grainy. The third mixture was juuuuust right. Here's what you'll need:
I used my fingers to work the mixture into the annoying goo until it started to
come loose. Once you feel the goo loosening, you can use a scourer to
help scrub the jar until you've gotten all of the it off. Here's the carnage from the "de-goo"ing process:
After this, wash the jar with warm soapy water to get rid of the "goo gone". Then, I also ran the jars through the dishwasher to get rid of any oil that was still on the surface.
And then, I had perfectly clean, clear jars that were ready to be upcycled into something useful!
5 stars to anyone who can guess where I store the homemade goo gone. (If you guessed "baby food jar"...give yourself 5 stars).
Have you experimented with making your own goo gone at home? What was your perfect mixture?
I'm sharing this project at: Give me the Goods and I Heart Organizing