Instead of tossing a perfectly good plastic container because you can't bear to look at a margarine tub in the bathroom, reach for a bottle of nail polish remover or pure acetone. Soak a lintless cloth in it, wrap your container with the cloth and let it sit. In a few minutes, the ink will start to come right off.This tip, from the blog 2 Busy Brunettes, is a great way to repurpose plastic containers that are strong enough to be reused around the house instead of throwing them away. It doesn't take a lot of acetone to make this work, but you do need to soak your cloth in it, and then keep the cloth wrapped around or pressed against the ink for about 3-5 minutes before it starts to come off.
When you're all finished, you'll have a completely clean container to use however you like, and you won't be reminded of its former life every time you reach for it. Have you done this before or have a different way to accomplish the same thing? Share your tips in the comments below.
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