Okay, so this is pretty obvious for the most part (start with a
little soapy water and a cloth), but we do have a few tips for you.
Our first and most important suggestion is to go purchase a bottle
of Goo-Gone. This cleaning product does wonders for sticky gunk,
markers, stubborn dirt, and other unsightly blemishes. It's pretty
safe to use on plastics, but be careful when using it on boxes and
labels. Some materials might be overly sensitive, so start slowly.
We've had great success with it in removing price stickers from
boxes. For really stubborn stickers, just saturate the offending
tag and work at it slowly. Use a q-tip with Goo-Gone to work under
the edges as you peel it up. You can buy Goo-Gone at your local
Target or similar store for about $5, and it will last you a long
Although we don't really use this method ourselves, many people
say they have had success in removing price stickers with a hair
dryer. Heat the sticker up until the glue becomes gooey and you
can peel it off. Obviously if it's really old and dried up, you're
going to have to use something like Goo-Gone.
It's also handy to have a can of compressed air around, for blowing
dirt and dust out of those hard to reach places. You can get this
at a Target or similar store for about $5 as well.
Isopropyl Alcohol and Q-Tips
Finally, it's good to have some isopropyl alcohol and q-tips as
described in our cartridge cleaning article. You can use this on
areas that may be too sensitive for Goo-Gone, such as electronic
contacts. Be careful when using this on cartridge labels, as you
can damage the ink.