I have been saving (or hoarding) glass jars all year. There are so many projects that you can do with a good sized spaghetti sauce or pickle jar. Not sure how many times I have saved a jar from the recycling bin because I knew I could do something with it…
Anyway, this household tip is for jars that are not being used to hold food. I do not know if it is food safe after they are cleaned.
Add 2 scoops of Oxy Clean or the equivalent to a sink full of hot tap water (I LOVE the Dollar Tree brand Awesome that is a Oxy Clean “knock off”). Let the jars sit for 20 minutes. See if the labels peel off easy. For stronger glues, it may need to soak for an hour. I used my finger nail to scrap the glue right off. Sounds harder than it is.
Rinse the jars and let them dry. I am going to use this batch to hold my Detox Bath. After a little spray paint on the lids and adding a bow, it makes a fantastic gift! Another great thing about soaking them in the Oxy Clean is-it gets rid of the smell. You can’t tell it was a pickle jar anymore! I wash the jars again with Dawn dish soap if I’m putting edibles in them.