Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life Tip (likely the first and last)

Once upon a time, I envisioned passing wonderful household tips on to my readers through this blog. My first tip, if I must say, was quite exquisite. My second tip turned out to be more of a confession (although it DID change at least one person's life). And now, almost a year after my first tip hit the blogosphere, I'm spent. I got nothing.

Needless to say, I am NOT the abounding information source for all things Mr. Clean and Aunt Jemima. However, I do know a thing or two about opening a CD (cd as in compact disc ... not that weird financial thing that takes your money).

So here goes what will probably be my final household tip. (And to be quite frank, it's really more of a life tip).

Household/Life Tip #2
Ever purchased a CD, looked at the sticker that runs along one side and mentally berated yourself for not going digital? It's true, those sticky stickers can be a pain to remove! They leave some nasty residue, making the CD case unmanageable and unstorable.

But have no fear! For I have the secret to removing the sticker, residue-free! (And, it's really really fast).

(There it is, that annoying, sticky sticker. Whatever shall we do?!)

Well, we can start by removing the top flap of the case. Unhinge it at the bottom (opposite of the sticker side).

And unfold it. See how it's still attached by the sticker? Not for long!

Peel one side off carefully. As in, don't be careless! But you don't have to be super slow at it either.

Once the one side is free, you peel the sticker off the other side, pulling downward as such.

Put the pieces back together.

And there you have it. (Because I was doing this with one hand, some residue DID get on my case. But it was wimpy enough, I was able to easily rub it off).

You're welcome.


  1. Hopefully I'll remember to try this if I ever buy another CD. I applaud your detailed photos and the lovely satin throw (or whatever that is). It's pretty.

  2. Oh my gosh!!! LOL I HATE those things. If I ever buy another CD, I'll remember this. Thanks!