If your vegetable oil thinks it can get away with only working in the kitchen, you better tell it to think again. Veggie oil isn't only good for cooking: you can also use it to remove adhesive left from sticky labels (or the stickers themeselves) on anything around the house. Just drop a bit of oil onto a paper towel or a tea towel and give the adhesive a good rub. If the item you're working on is washable, rinse it with a bit of soap and water. If not, just dampen a tea towel and use a drop of dish soap, then wipe away the oil and adhesive with the cloth. Bye-bye sticky stuff!
OK Gmail fans, I was over at the Google office in SF yesterday and was warned that if you still want to get your free Gmail stickers, the promo will be ending soon (within a month) as supplies are limited.
The Gmail blog explains all the ins and outs of how to get your stickers, but basically, all you have to do is send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Send me some Gmail stickers already
P.O. Box 391420
Mountain View, CA 94039-1420
Oh, and my new favorite sticker? The sheet of Gmail shortcut stickers, so you can quickly learn all of the awesome shortcuts to make navigation in your email inbox a breeze.
My lil one recently gave me the lovely task of removing a sticker from our dining room wall. Luckily, I had been tipped off on how to take care of these sticky situations.
Instead of trying to scrape it off and risk ruining the paint, just pull out your hairdryer and aim the
heated air at the pesky sucker. After about 10 seconds, peel it off. If the sticker doesn't go without a fight and leaves goo on the spot, dab some stain remover on a warm washcloth and rub the spot until the gunk comes off. Then let it air dry.
Does your Mac need a makeover? Are you gearing up for the 2008 election and want to publicize your favorite candidate? Faunkyapples are small electrostatic (for MacBook White and iBook) and removable (for MacBook Pro and Black and PowerBook) stickers you put on your Apple's iconic glowing apple.
My favorite is the faunkypolitics series, which was specially designed for the 2008 US Presidential elections. I also like the fact that the stickers are easily removable, so you don't have to marry yourself to any one design. They cost $3.99 for one or $6.99 for two and they can even create special stickers with your company logo.
To check out additional photos designs and read my ideas for PC users, read more