A Trick to Remove Sticker or Price Tag Residues Within Seconds

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If you’re a parent dealing with children, you know the aftermath of having stickers for your children to play with. Your darling kids get them pasted around the house.

Or if you’re one of those super fussy people that can’t stand the white residue that gets left behind when you tear the price tag off things (URGH), this is the article for you.

Here is one effective way to remove sticker residues in SECONDS.

And it works like magic because I’ve tried.

The Trick That’s Easy AF

Peeling the sticker away bit by bit is tough as heck. Often times, nails alone just doesn’t do the trick because price tag stickers can be super huge and super sticky (when the sticker has been stuck for a long time under heat), and you need stronger chemicals.

Many people resort to vinegar, oil, or even erasers on windows and smooth surfaces just to get rid of the residues.

Oil can be a useful substance to get rid of sticker residues, but some sticker residues are just damn hard to scrape off from a surface.

Why not use…insecticide?


All you need to do is use any bug spray, note – not insect repellent, but baygon-kind, and spray it on the surface the residue is on. Apply it generously, meaning not just a short spray, but hold on to the nozzle for about 5 seconds, going over the surface thoroughly, ensuring the entire area is covered.

Next, let the insecticide settle for a while. Not until the insecticide dries up – but for about 10 to 20 seconds.

Then, use a towel (obviously not one used for cleaning tables or the one used for cleaning yourself) to rub on the residue and it will magically disappear. Your surface should be free of those white sticky sticker residue.

And because insecticide are designed to be common household products, they will not corrode any surface so you don’t have to worry about that.

Note however, that insecticide contains toxic chemicals like Pyrethrins that is definitely harmful if ingested. Therefore, if you have little children in the house, be sure to clean up the insecticide afterwards.

If not, the leftover insecticide might cause breathing difficulty as pesticides irritates the lungs and airway. It might even affect your nervous system as huge amount of it (but that’s A LOT of it lah) may cause a person to enter into a coma.

While this life hack is effective, make sure to clean up as soon as possible!

Or best, just avoid giving your kids stickers. Or get a damn sticker book.

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Jacy is an avid reader and escapes existential crises through reading and writing. If she is not eating, or re-watching The Office or Parks and Recreation, she is doing both.