Why haven’t we been peeling post-it notes like this the whole time?

It sounds simple, surely there wouldn’t be more than one way to peel a post-it note? Well, turns out there
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It sounds simple, surely there wouldn’t be more than one way to peel a post-it note?

Well, turns out there definitely is a right and a wrong way to do it and we had no idea!

Usually, when we write something on a post-it note we rip it off and stick it to a surface without a second thought. But don’t you hate it when the note doesn’t stick properly?

You end up having a note that is stuck down at one end and the other end (without the sticky residue) sticks up in the air so you can’t actually read what is written on the note.

This is how we usually do it:

  • Write note down.
  • Pinch the bottom of the note

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  • In one swift motion pull the note upwards to remove it from the pack

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  • Stick note down where it is needed

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But, as you can see this leave the note sticking up so if I were sitting at my desk with the note next to me it would actually be pretty difficult to read it. Having them stick up also subjects them to being ripped off easily by accident.

Instead, this is how it should be done:

  • Write note down.
  • Start to peel the note off from the top corner (left or right doesn’t matter whatever suits you)

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  • Peel the note off the pack sideways

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  • Stick it down where it is needed.

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Voila! You can see the difference between the two immediately.

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