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Remove sticky goo!

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 🙂

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Saving Craving! Savings tip of the day: Coupon-clipping tips

I know there are many of you out there who are coupon-krazers. I, personally, am still learning the ropes. A popular coupon resource is the Krazy Coupon Lady. Her  site is great, and even has a beginners section that really lays out how to coupon like a pro.

The Krazy Coupon Ladies were on the Today Show the other day. They had a few good additional tips on there! Click HERE to see the video.

Here's a helpful video I found on Youtube. I found it inspiring. Turns out I need to change my shopping habits a bit!

And here's another video:

As for organizing, many people choose to use binders. Here is an alternative method that seems to work well:

However, for those of you that like the popular binder method, here are some tips:

and here:

And here is a great PRICE LIST resource that I love! Click on “price list”, print this out and keep it in your coupon binder or box. It helps you keep track of what good deals are on things.

As for you Costco-lovers like me, here is an interesting take on Costco vs. Couponing. They Krazy Coupon Lady doesn't shop Costco any more, but if you read the comments below her article, everyone has found great benefit in combining couponing with shopping bulk. Take a look HERE.

I hope you were as inspired as me. I have been an anti-coupon-er to date, but I think I might just give this whole coupon thingie a try. Wish me luck, and let me know if you have any other helpful tips!

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