Upcycling: Remove labels from glass bottles and jars

Reusing glass bottles and jars is an easy, and money-saving, way to collect containers for pickles, preserves, and sauces made from garden crops.

There are already a variety of jars and bottles in different sizes in your pantry! Find a space where you can collect these as they are emptied.

To remove labels, you will need white vinegar and some type of scrubber.

Fill a sink with very hot water and 2 cups of vinegar. Most labels will come off easily after soaking for 10 minutes.

For more stubborn labels, use dish soap and a scrubber to remove glue residue.

Run bottles and jars through the dishwasher, or boil to sanitize.

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