How To Properly Peel Post-It Notes

Many people believe that things like soap or penicillin are the most important inventions of all time. Sure, they made a big difference in life expectancy and modern medicine, but my vote for "greatest invention of all time" has to go to the Post-it note. I can't begin to imagine how many times Post-its, or "sticky notes," have helped me. They remind me about laundry, groceries, and important meetings. They're there when I need to jot down a thought in the middle of the night or leave a heartfelt note for my girlfriend. Without Post-it notes, there's no telling how many chores I would have forgotten about or great ideas that would have passed me by. In fact, if Post-it notes had been around in the 1920s, Alexander Fleming probably would have discovered penicillin a whole lot earlier.

Obviously, something like soap or penicillin is way more important, but in all seriousness, when was the last time you took a second to be thankful for Post-it notes? They're so prevalent in modern society that it's easy to take those little sticky pads for granted. They're so simple that anyone could use them. So simple, in fact, that we've actually been using them wrong this whole time. Don't be surprised, this shocking revelation has caught many people off guard. It turns out there's a right and wrong way to peel off a sticky note, and once you learn the right way, there's no going back.

Luckily, there are some handy guides and a great video that'll show you the correct method when it comes to grabbing sticky notes. No longer will you have to deal with the headache of writing on a curved note. From now on, your Post-its will be flat, smooth, and way easier to write on! While I'm glad to have learned this information, I can't help but wonder what else I've been doing wrong this whole time ...

Most people's first instinct is to grab a Post-it and pull it straight upwards. Unfortunately, this causes the note to curl up towards the top. So, what's the solution?

Pull from the side! Instead of grabbing the bottom and pulling towards the sticky side, grab the side of the Post-it and pull across the sticky side. When you do it this way, you're left with a nice, flat note.

Still skeptical? See for yourself! Here is a side-by-side comparison of the notes, one of which looks way easier to write on.

In case you're still confused, here's a video tutorial of the perfect "Post-it peeling" form:

H/T: The Daily Buzz | HexJam

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