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Friday, July 22, 2011

Quick Shoe Tip

I found this cute pair of white Merrell thong sandals over the weekend. They were pretty grungy, but for $4.97, I figured I could do alright with them. I got the uppers and the insoles clean up nicely, but no amount of scrubbing was getting the grime off the soles of these. I've sold shoes like that in the past, because really, they're gonna get that way after the first couple wears anyway. But these were different - everything else about these was really nice, so I really wanted to get the soles cleaned up.

I racked my brain, trying to think what I could try, when my eyes fell on my bottle of Goo Gone that I use for removing sticker residue. It worked BEAUTIFULLY! Check this out:

Took me 2 minutes, and really not even much elbow grease. If you sell anything at all on eBay, you have GOT to get yourself some of this stuff! I found my bottle at the Dollar Tree for a dollar (imagine that...). It has lasted me quite awhile, because a little goes a long way. I did accidentally knock the bottle down a couple months ago and spilled half of it out. Otherwise, it would have lasted me even longer. :-\

Here's what you're looking for:

Totally worth your couple of quarters.


  1. you need to be careful using that on toy mirrors. It will mess your mirror up so do not use it even if the stupid people at GW put a price sticker smack dab in the middle of your mirror

  2. Really?? What happened to it? I imagine Goof Off would probably mess it up, but Goo Gone?

  3. I love Goo Gone!

    I can also recommend Novus Plastic Cleaner which seems to be quite versatile. I would try that on the mirrors. It's also great at removing inked on prices / felt tip marker etc.

  4. P.S. Novus is also good for cleaning up those utensil marks on mugs and plates!