I have always been a fan of Goo-Gone (see left). It really works! However, if you would rather not spend the money or if you are in a bind and don't have any on hand, I found THIS article that came to the rescue!

It gives 30 things that you would most likely have around the house that can remove sticky goo adhesive from things! Take a look:

How To Remove Sticker Adhesive

  1. Nail Polish Remover
  2. Petroleum Jelly
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Hand Lotion
  5. Hair Spray
  6. Baby Oil (mineral oil)
  7. Vinegar (soak cloth, apply to goo then leave for awhile-even overnight)
  8. Rubbing Alcohol
  9. Windex
  10. Baking Soda & Water Paste (just rub gently into the goo, then wipe off with a warm wet cloth)
  11. Lighter Fluid
  12. Kerosene
  13. WD-40 (set for 5 minutes)
  14. Paint Thinner
  15. Rubber Cement Thinner
  16. Artgum Erasers / Pencil Erasers
  17. Peanut Butter
  18. Vegetable Oil / Olive Oil (set for about 2 hours)
  19. Margarine
  20. Cooking Spray
  21. Mayonnaise (leave set for a few hours or overnight)
  22. Goo Gone
  23. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  24. Furniture Polish
  25. Eucalyptus Oil
  26. Tea Tree Oil
  27. Perfume / Aftershave
  28. PVC Pipe Cleaner
  29. For surfaces that you’re afraid to damage, try heating the sticky goo with a hair dryer then wiping off (firmly) with a wet warm & soapy cloth.
  30. Duct Tape (stick on goo firmly, life tape up quickly, repeat as needed)

A few more tips they give:

More Tips

  • Tips To Remove Duct Tape Adhesive: try lighter fluid or WD-40.
  • Once adhesive goo has been removed, wash surface as you normally would.
  • If one method doesn’t work for your particular sticky spot, wash off the remainder of the remedy you tried and choose another.
  • Ann Parker shares a good tip below: If all else fails, and you are ‘stuck’ with the glue, you can stop its stickiness by dusting it with talcum powder.
  • If you’re trying to remove bumper stickers, here’s help: How To Remove Bumper Stickers.

So give it a try! If all else fails, Goo Gone really is magical. Happy savings to you 🙂