I just found the best tip ever on how to remove the annoying sticky glue from labels on mugs, cups, plates, etc. PEANUT BUTTER.
|See the label peeping out from the left near the rim?|
I bought a cherry blossom mug from Chinatown today and was annoyed the label didn't come off entirely so I took to the 'net to find a solution. I saw this post from Milehimama about using peanut butter. I tried her easy and quick method and it worked. No scrubbing, peeling, or scratching involved. Just spread the PB over the residue, wait a few mins and then gently scrape off with a plastic bread tie.
If you're allergic to PB, I guess this won't work for you :(