Recycled glass jars and bottles can be put to lots of good use around the house for storage or decorating. The most challenging part of recycling glass jars, however, can be getting the
label completely off with no traces of the sticky gunk left behind. In the past I've used a product called Goo Gone for this job and it's always worked well. But guess what? You can make your own Goo Gone by simply combining vegetable oil and baking soda. I tested it out on a couple little glass jars and it really does work! You can click on the link below to read the complete instructions.
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Commented on Mar 20, 2013
My husband is a jar keeper too. You are not alone.
There are many more uses for fireplace ashes than I ever knew. 1. Compost bin - only a little amongst the organic matter. 2. A light layer around plants can keep slugs away. 3. A
tablespoon of ash to 1000 gallons of water for a pond will keep algae down.. 4. As a fertilizer. 5. Cleaning silver.
Can you give more ways to use ashes?
Commented on Jan 20, 2013
No, not coal ash; that is a "petroleum product". Only wood. Also, rather than add them to the
compost pile, just add them to the compost or soil when the compost is done. Since they will not decay further, there is actually no reason to include them in the pile. You will just have heavier stuff to turn by hand. (Master Gardener, MN.)