How reusable stickers work (+ how to make them stick again)

Reusable stickers are a great alternative to traditional disposable stickers. Not only are they versatile and convenient, but they’re also environmentally friendly. These stickers can be used multiple times and don’t create waste as traditional disposable stickers do. This article will take a closer look at how eco-friendly reusable stickers are and how they can be used in different settings. Whether you’re looking to reduce your environmental footprint or simply want to try a new type of sticker, reusable stickers are a great option to consider.

What are reusable stickers?

Reusable stickers are typically made of a combination of different materials. The main materials used are paper or fabric, and a special type of adhesive. The paper or fabric serves as the surface on which the image or design is printed, and the adhesive allows the sticker to stick to various surfaces. Reusable stickers can be used in a variety of settings, both at home and in the workplace. Here are a few ideas of how I use them:

How to clean stickers from any surface

The best way to do this is to use warm, soapy water. You can use a soft cloth to gently rub the sticker away, or you can use a toothbrush or an old toothbrush to scrub away any remaining residue. You can also use a mild solvent such as rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover to help break down the adhesive and make it easier to remove. Here are some specific directions for materials as walls, glass or fabric:

  • The adhesive on walls can be softened with a hairdryer set on the warm setting, then gently scraped off with a plastic credit card or spatula. Wipe the area clean with a damp cloth if any adhesive residue remains.
  • To remove stickers from glass, metal, and plastic, use a razor blade or plastic credit card, being careful not to scratch the surface. Spray the area with equal parts water and white vinegar, then wipe clean with a damp cloth to remove any adhesive residue.
  • To remove stickers from fabric, use a razor blade or plastic credit card just like on glass or metal. Clean any adhesive residue with peanut butter or mayonnaise by applying a small amount to the area and letting it sit for a few minutes before wiping very gently.

It is important to note that some stickers may be harder to remove than others, so it may require some patience and persistence. Be sure to test a small, inconspicuous area before cleaning a large surface, to make sure it is safe for the material.

How to make stickers reusable again

What good is a sticker if it can only be applied once? Jokes aside, here are some simple steps to make your stickers reusable.

  1. First, gather your stickers and a lint roller or masking tape.
  2. Carefully peel the stickers off of their current surface. Be sure to hold the sticker by the edges to prevent stretching or tearing.
  3. If any adhesive residue is left behind, use the lint roller or masking tape to gently remove it.
  4. Once the stickers are clean and free of any residue, they are ready to be used again.
  5. To store your reusable stickers, you can place them on a sheet of wax paper or a plastic bag and keep them in a cool, dry place.
  6. When you’re ready to use your reusable stickers again, simply peel them off the wax paper or plastic bag and apply them to a new surface.


To conclude, reusable stickers are a great alternative to traditional single-use stickers for those seeking to reduce their waste. They are durable, easy to clean, and can be reused multiple times. As the zero waste movement continues to gain momentum, it’s important to consider small changes like switching to reusable stickers that can make a big difference in the long run.