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    Plastic storage pots - customising ...
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    • 17th Aug 05, 11:22 AM
    Plastic storage pots - customising ... 17th Aug 05 at 11:22 AM
    OK, so as part of the displacement therapy while waiting for my son's A2 results, I am starting to throw into a box things he'll find useful at Uni. And this includes some strong plastic storage pots, formerly filled with pasta sauces etc. So they'll be airtight, microwavable and freezable.

    But I can't get the labels off. In some cases they are 'plasticised' or printed on, but sometimes they're just stuck on so tight you can't get anywhere with them. Soaking does nothing.

    I had wondered about spraying the outside with acrylic paint (we've got some from his model-making days), but then I thought about the microwave and wasn't sure ...

    So I'd welcome other bright ideas for leaving them in a state where he can - if he so chooses - write on them what's in them! Are sticky labels the only way to go? And does anyone do biggish ones which will stay stuck on so he doesn't have to keep finding a new one?
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