Wednesday, November 14, 2007
WFMW (removing adhesive from walls)

Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip!

The other day Snuggle Bug plastered several stickers on our mirrors and walls (it's amazing what happens when you have your back turned for 2 minutes) and I couldn't get them off just by trying to peel them off.

After doing a Google search, I tried the suggestion of using a blow-dryer to soften the adheasive of the stickers and remove them from these nonplastic surfaces. Guess what? It worked! And now those stickers are way up out of his reach!

Using a blow-dryer to remove stickers works for me. To find out what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.

One last note:

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At 9:44 PM, Blogger Phyllis Sommer said...

great tip! i live in fear of the stickers that's for sure....

At 10:26 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

Becca has been amazing about stickers only being on paper (I get her little journals form the dollar store to put them in) but that is a hot tip in case!

At 10:35 PM, Blogger Mommy Cracked said...

I never would have thought of using a hair dryer! Definitely going to remember this one. My son loves stickers and I am just waiting for that day when he "decorates" my walls.

At 4:02 AM, Blogger Laane said...

Hmmm, great idea!

Maybe a steammachine will work with stickers on less delicate places.

About the moneysaving tips.
I've done some sponsored blogging about moneysaving sites at

At 5:50 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Thanks for this tip. I have stickers on the side of my hutch, and i wasnt sure how i was going to get the gooey stuff off. Im going to try this one.

At 5:56 AM, Anonymous baby advice said...

Great tip! Thanks!

At 8:04 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

This tip is priceless!! Thank you for sharing it, because Lord knows, I'll probably need one day, as Hunter seems to get into EVERYTHING the nano-second I turn my head!

How's your jewelry business going?

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, I wish I had known this one years ago! But, I am sure it will come in handy for my daughter and I with Alexys!

God Bless!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is a good trick. My sister told me that after she worked in a home store that sold alot of framed prints. They actually kept a hair dryer right at the register.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Lindsay said...

That is a good tip. Once my two year old took a permanent marker to our leather chair, window sill, and himself in a matter of minutes. Alcohol took it right off. Mothers they need their bag of tricks.

At 8:30 PM, Blogger TX Poppet said...

This worked great for me too when I had to remove a wallpaper border from my son's nursery so many years ago. Sigh.

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