Last week I had some friends over for dinner. I had a ton of extra fruit that I wanted to send home with them. My disposable container supply was looking pretty bleak after my latest freezer meal escapade. So I started looking around my kitchen. I knew there must be something there I could use. Luckily, I found one last container in the back of my pantry.
But it didn’t stop me from thinking about my problem. I discovered how to remove ink labels from plastic containers and reuse them as storage containers. I didn’t even know it was possible and it is so easy to do! Now not only am I reusing my old yogurt containers for leftovers but I am also using my face cream containers to house my homemade lemon exfoliator! Here’s how you do it!
How to Remove Ink Labels from Plastic Containers.
Items you will need :
100% Acetone (Nail Polish Remover)
One way to remove ink labels from plastic containers is to pour the acetone onto your cloth. Hold it there for about 10 seconds or until the ink starts to disappear and begin wiping off the ink. Keep wiping in the same direction all the way down so it removes the ink without smearing it on the container. If you have just had a manicure make sure you are wearing gloves because it will take your nail polish off just as fast as the ink on the container!
For more of the stubborn colored prints on the containers you will need to soak the cloth with the acetone. Wrap them around the container and set it in the sink for a couple minutes. Then unwrap the container and wipe the ink off. It should come off easily. If not, let it sit for a couple more minutes and try wiping it off again.
After you are done removing the ink from the container, wash it with hot, soapy water. This step is very important if you will be storing food in it. After it is dry store it until you find a new use for that old container!