The Foolproof Way To Remove Sticky Labels From Nearly Any Surface

Whether on a child's bedroom wall, your fridge door, or plastered on a new purchase, there's no doubt that removing stickers and labels can be extremely annoying. Some just don't want to budge, whereas others come off little by little, leaving you with visible residue on the surface. Instead of resigning yourself to picking and scrubbing at a sticker — reach for a steam cleaner. Not just for getting rid of wrinkles on clothes, a steam cleaner is the hidden trick to getting rid of stickers once and for all.

With the help of a steam cleaner, you can get rid of all evidence that a sticky label was ever on the surface, including the residue that's often left behind. No more scratching at a sticker with your nail or feeling annoyed when it breaks into little pieces — a steam cleaner will ensure the whole label peels up cleanly, leaving no mess. Here's everything you need to know so you're left with a sticker and mark-free surface.

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This hack is super simple. All you need to do is turn your steamer on, wait for it to be fully warmed up, and then direct the steam toward the sticky label. After a few seconds, the label will start to lift up or become pliable enough for you to lift it. So you don't get burned, use tweezers or a special steaming glove when using the steamer.

As with any hack, test this trick on an area out of sight just in case something goes wrong (it's better to be safe than sorry). Moreover, as mentioned above, steam can burn, so always direct the steam cleaner away from you and any family members in the area. Sticker residue can be annoying, but with this handy trick, you'll know what to reach for the next time you want to remove a stuck-on sticker.