In this post I’ll share my method to remove break-apart price stickers from HomeGoods, HomeSense, Winners, Marshall’s etc. quickly, easily, and in one piece!
If you’ve ever shopped at HomeGoods, HomeSense or any of the other stores in that family, then you know how frustrating removing their price stickers can be once you get your purchases home. Of course, the stickers are frustrating for a reason. There used to be a problem at those stores where people would take the sticker off of one item and switch it out with another item to make whatever they wanted to buy a cheaper price. Because of this, The HomeGoods people designed a sticker that can’t be removed easily in one piece. Their stickers actually break apart into many tiny pieces when you try to remove them, which prevents them from being switched in store. After many years of dealing with these stickers on my purchases I decided recently to see if there was a better way to remove break-apart price stickers like this so I wouldn’t have to spend 20 minutes of my life on each sticker. 🙂
How to Remove Break-Apart Price Stickers: Ask for Help
I bought a cute new round mirror a few weeks ago and I’d been putting off peeling the sticker off of it. I decided to put out a little call for help on my Instagram Stories one afternoon to see if anyone had a better method for removing the stickers than my usual super tedious one. 🙂
I received a ton of responses. Some were just commiserating with me and agreeing that those stickers drive them crazy, while others offered some suggestions for me to try.
I actually felt that no one really understood what I was talking about because it seemed to me that all the responses were just to try to help me out with removing stickers in general and the glue they can sometimes leave behind, but I decided to try one of the ideas out and it actually worked!
How to Remove Break-Apart Price Stickers
So here’s what I discovered actually works:
First take your hair dryer, turn it on to the low setting and use it to warm up the sticker for about one to two minutes. I’ll demonstrate on this cute bowl I also bought at my local Winners store.
Next, begin carefully peeling the sticker, starting at one of the corners.
You’ll notice that the sticker is much less prone to breaking apart at all the little perforations when it’s heated up slightly, this is because the warmth makes it so that the bond of the glue to the product is less strong than the bond between the different sections of the sticker.
It’s so satisfying to be able to peel one of these stickers off in one piece!
Have you dealt with having to remove break-apart price stickers like these? Do you have another method that works for you?
Don’t forget to pin this idea to Pinterest so you have it when you need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.