How to Remove Sticker Residue From Clothes

So I washed B’s soccer shirt with his name tag still on it.  When it came out of the dryer the sticker was gone and I was left with a big rectangle of sticker residue.  That stuff did not want to come off!  After a second washing it then had sand and lint stuck on it too.

Well tonight is soccer photo night, and I couldn’t have B looking goofy, so I tried something that actually worked to take it off easily, rubbing alcohol!

That’s right, rubbing alcohol.  I poured some on the area, let it soak in for a few minutes and used an old toothbrush to rub it.  The stuff came right off and it looks as good as new!  You will need to launder the clothes after as well, but he is ready for pictures now.

*Disclaimer* I have used rubbing alcohol to clean things before (see my cleaning microfibre couch post) and have never had an issue with staining or colour removal.  However, if you are worried about it, test in an inconspicuous area of the garment first.

Also, you may need to repeat this process a couple of times to get all of the residue off.


Micro Suede Cleaner Extraordinaire

If anyone has stained up microsuede furniture, take note!
I have come across the best cleaner for it, at a very low cost.  The secret cleaner……Rubbing alcohol.
That’s right, rubbing alcohol, I tried it out today, and it works great.

*Disclaimer* As with any new cleaning product, please test in an inconspicuous area first before attempting this.

The only things you will need are a spray bottle, a bottle of rubbing alcohol (NOT peroxide) a white sponge or rag, and a scrub brush.

I tried this out on my chair.  Please do not judge the state of the cushions, I have two boys who like to use them for fort building, trampolines, soft landings and whatever else their imaginations produce.

This is the before picture

See, gross right?  I found out after the fact as well that you can’t use water to clean stains, it leaves watermarks.  *sigh*  this was filed away for future reference.

So here is what you do.
1. Pour the rubbing alcohol in to the clean spray bottle.
2. Fully saturate the stained area.
3. Scrub with your white rag or sponge.  Put some elbow grease in to it, you aren’t just giving this a light wipe.
4. When it is dry, if it is crispy use your (dry) bristle brush to rub the area and soften it up.

That’s it, all there was to it.  Some stubborn stains will require a couple of treatments before it is all the way gone, but even in one treatment of mine it looks almost brand new again!

And now for the after shot!

I did the whole chair as well as the cushions, unfortunately I forgot to take a before shot of the chair itself, but here is the after.

And the rags that I used that used to be white.

Seriously the dirt that you get off is kind of gross.

I am off to do my couch now.