When it comes to cleaning jars I’ve tried just about everything! Nail polish remover, alcohol, and even a fair amount of elbow grease. I love that you can turn a pickle jar into a vase or even a cute storage solution for q-tips. But that pesky label residue is a pain to clean up. What if I told you glass jars can come clean with a simple product already in your kitchen? What if I told you it works on just about any sticky label residue? Keep scrolling and I will tell you just how to clean glass jars and make them look brand new!
How to clean glass jars…
This trick actually works for just about any object. However, with toys and electronics that cannot be submerged into the water, you will want to skip this first step.
Start out by rubbing dish soap on the label. I use the blue Dawn dish soap. They didn’t pay me to say that I just really like how much it can do…like it repels fleas on animals. That was an additional tidbit at no cost. Then I fill my sink up with hot water and submerge the jar. Let it sit in there for about 30 minutes. I am not sure I actually make it that long…I typically run off to clean a room or a poopy diaper and forget about it.
Most of the label should scrub off with a dish sponge with an abrasive side. But some of that pesky residue will remain. For this, I use a paper towel and some oil. I don’t think the oil matters but since I have olive oil hanging out next to my stove it’s easy to grab. Simple put oil on your paper towel and rub on the residue. You don’t have to apply a ton of pressure just rub until the residue lifts from the surface.
And there you have it. The super simple way to clean glass jars!
What do you use glass jars for?
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