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You’ve Been Using Post-It Notes Wrong All of This Time

Posted by Robert Phillips on Apr 19, 2016 10:48:32 AM


You are not going to believe us when we say this but you’ve probably been using Post-It notes wrong for the majority of your life. Well, now that we all feel like our lives have been a lie, let’s talk about what we’ve all been doing wrong.

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way

Normally, when you remove a sticky note from its pack, you peel it from the non-sticky part at the bottom and it becomes slightly curved. However, we continued to use them like this just strolling through life like everything was fine. Now, there has been a revelation.

The Right Way


In an old blog post from Martin Schapendonk, he shows us the right way. Instead of peeling the Post-It from the bottom up, start from the sticky part. The black line indicates where the adhesive is on the Post-It note. Grab the right or left corner of the adhesive part and peel the note off. Viola! Your sticky note is not only flat but it is beautiful.

The End Result

The End Result

Look at the difference! You’re welcome. Now you know how to use a Post-It correctly for everyday use as well as preparation for next year’s April Fools Day office prank.

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Topics: Just for Fun, All About the Office