How to Remove (Annoying!) Permanent Marker from Thrift Purchases
Spencer and I had some great finds at our favorite Dubuque thrift shops on Tuesday. I found a yellow Pyrex refrigerator dish, some wire-top canning jars, and some great shoes. Each of them had the price written on the bottom in permanent marker!
This used to drive me crazy- until I realized that the same trick to remove permanent marker from skin works for thrift shop purchases.
As a kid at summer camp we played a game called “Biffer.” We had to run all through the woods visiting different stations. Each station had a dare for you to perform in exchange for a mark on your skin. You had to watch out for “biffers” who hit you with flour-filled socks. The first one back to the main camp with the mark of each station won.
What do you have on your skin when you’re running through the woods?
To remove permanent marker from skin (or dishes) just spray it with mosquito spray and wipe it with a wet cloth.
Permanent marker prices is the only thing that separates thrift-shop Pyrex from their pricey antique-shop counterparts.
If you have a Pyrex habit as severe as mine, this thrifty trick will definitely come in handy!