Simple and Do-able….. 🙂
1. Wash out your empty glass jars (the ones you bought your pickles or olives in) and reuse:
- Kitchen: dry goods such as nuts and lentils, grated cheese, yoghurt etc
- Bathroom: Salts, Scrubs and Oils (see my individual recipes…coming up in future posts)
- Garden Shed/Garage: small nails and bolts, granular fertilisers, seed for garden birds etc
2. Can’t get the sticky label off the empty jar? Here’s what works for me:
- Soak the empty jar in hot water, or run it through your automatic dishwasher.
- Peel off as much of the label as possible.
- Make a paste of baking soda (bicarb) and dish washing liquid (dish soap). Smear this over the sticky area and leave for a half hour or longer. Wipe off with a cloth.
- If that doesn’t do the trick, smear a thick layer of peanut butter over the remaining sticky bits (it’s messy so I use the back of a spoon to do this). Leave the peanut butter to do its work for half an hour or longer.
- Wipe off with a damp cloth or else paper towels or newspaper, and throw the paper straight into your compost bin.
- Essential oils also well at removing adhesives. Just dab a few drops onto the corner of a dry cloth and rub the sticky spots. Try a light citrus oil such as orange or lemon. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils are other favourites to use in cleaning recipes.