Do your STICKY NOTES really STICK?

sticky notes - colorful post it notes
Australia
June 25, 2010 8:18pm CST
Sticky notes (also known as Post-it notes :D) First, I mean literally, do your sticky notes really stick? Some cheap brands only stick on a wall or a surface for a short period of time. After that they fall off. Scotch brands are excellent "stickers"! And non-literally, do they stick? Do you remember to not forget the to-do's that you list on your sticky notes? What other means do you adapt to help you remember things? Are you forgetful? I am. At 26 AT THAT! Juvenile dementia....
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@ElicBxn (59839)
• United States
26 Jun 10
My client had a wasp nest outside her patio door. I could open the door enough to kind of throw water on her plants, but not any more. To make sure they didn't miss the wasp nest (and kind of warn other people about it) I wrote (on the back or sticky side) of a post it "WASPS" and an up arrow, and stuck it on the inside of the window at the wasp nest. its gone now....
• Australia
26 Jun 10
Which is gone? The Note? Or the wasp? I do hope it's the latter! Things could really "painful" if it was the note. Just kidding, Elic. Well that was a very responsible thing to do. Imagine how many people would have been hurt by the wasps.
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@ElicBxn (59839)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Actually. - both. When they kililled the wasps, I took down the note.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
Much better!
@cyfernet (2797)
• India
2 Jul 10
Sticky notes is a fun way to get yourself going. It reminds you of important meetings, lectures and your everyday chores. It's a great way to start a day. I guess you can have fun following this system because each day you look at the wall you remember something.
@cyfernet (2797)
• India
2 Jul 10
yes sticky notes sticks on wall. all you have to do is apply a little adhesive or gum, make sure you apply it on the edges or else it can get your walls dirty and paper marks leave here and there.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
I find that very tasking to be honest. You know, having to put paste or gum on something that was supposed to stick on its own. By the time I'm done sticking it, I will have forgotten to write down what I ought to remember!
19 Jul 10
I am yet to find a single brand of sticky notes which actually stick. I've even tried cleaning surfaces to make sure there not greasy before using a sticky note yet they always peel off. Yet I still persevere and in the bottom draw I have the reminants of all the different sticky note pads I have tried and ended up discarding out of frustration. As for all the to-dos and notes I scribble down on the sticky notes. Well I have got into the habit at the end of every day going through all the random scribblings and putting them onto the computer so that firstly I don't lose them but can also schedule things such as not forgetting someone's birthday.
• Australia
20 Jul 10
That's very thoughtful of you. I really hope we all will find the brand that really sticks...before sticky notes run out of popularity.,
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
26 Jun 10
I agree with you, that brand makes a difference. There's nothing like writing a reminder for something important...and then finding the reminder on the floor, behind something, and forgotten about. The cheap notes look just fine when you attach them, but as soon as you turn your back, the 'stuck' part starts curling up and falling off. Trouble when you get to be my age...there's so many notes, in various colors of paper, and ink...that it's hard to notice any particular one. Especially when I can't find my glasses. LOL
• Australia
2 Jul 10
It could be right on top of your nose! The spectacles, I mean. (Well the sticky notes might be as well)
• Singapore
26 Jun 10
Well , mine doesn't . If often use sticky notes and use tapes to paste it , sticky notes isn't invented to do this o.O But too bad, you get what you paid for , get a better and more expensive brand .
• Australia
2 Jul 10
No, I just opted for better means. Like, I have a memo notebook, and I put some reminders on my phone too.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
26 Jun 10
My post it notes never seem to make it. Now you see it, now you don't is how it usually happens for me. I just can't seem to make them stay where I put them.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
Do you sometimes find that the things that are supposed to stick, don't? And those that are not made to stick, do? Ironies of life!
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
Hi there. Well, of course, original Post-It sticky notes are the best but I usually settle for cheaper brands since I tend to use them a lot everyday, especially when I review the work of others and want something edited or looked into. When it comes to to-do lists, I usually prefer virtual sticky note programs. Not only do they add color to my otherwise boring workspace, there's little to no possibility of them falling off. And, since I find myself facing the computer for the major part of the day, there's a greater likelihood that I won't end up forgetting to do the things I've written in my to-do list.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
My virtual sticky notes seems weird! The program seems to be needing a "pen" (dunno the term) to be able to use it. Is that program downloadable? I think the pen may cost more
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
26 Jun 10
I use them a lot everyday at home and at work. It's a nice way of reminding myself and others around. I should think that mine sticks. It's just where I should be sticking them that worries me sometimes. It's just as good using them at 26 or 62 as long as it works.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
Yes, I must admit that the sticky notes are a dying trend for me. I can't bring the wall where I stick them, with me. No, I can't. My cellphone and a memo notebook do the work now.
@iwinagain (546)
26 Jun 10
I know what you are talking about. They stick in the beginning but then they stop sticking. I think it doesn't stick well because they put only really small sticky thing on the paper. I use them to write down small things I need to remember to do later.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
Some cheaper brands are of lesser quality so you dont actually get the best value for your money.
@jetyk123 (24)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
Sticky notes (post it) was coated a type of adhesive call " removable adhesive", the quality is very much depending on the formulation of adhesive coating. Of course branded Post It like 3M will be able to stick quit some time. I used Post It quit sometime ago but now the technology has changed my habit. I use handphone " Noter " or " Alarm " or " Reminder" software to help me remember things, it is very convenience. Nowadays everyone has a handphone that can make lot of things other then purely use it for calling.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
The good thing about these gadgets is that they are portable and very handy. Very convenient too...that's right. Thanks for the response.
@bellis716 (4808)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Since we are retired, we don't have as many appointments as younger people might. We write our appointments, birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar with large blocks. The only problem with that is for occasions that occur on the first or second days of the next month. Sometimes when we turn the leaf over to the next month we find that we've forgotten something until it's too late to get a card in the mail. We keep a running list for groceries, etc on the frig.
• Australia
2 Jul 10
Yes, I see. Much better if we have a wall where we could spread all the pages of the calendar so we wouldn't have to miss a thing, but that's quite impossible.
@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
when I was studying I use that sticky notes and I bought those who has a great brand because I experience to buy the cheap one and its really make me waste my money. it only stick for a several hours and then fall off I really don't buy cheap one again since I made that mistake
• Australia
26 Jun 10
There are cheaper brands around. Some of them are even nicer to look at than the others which proves to be of lesser quality.
@Hatley (149363)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jun 10
hi theresaaiza I use my large calender to write notes on such as appts to doctors and what not, blood work, things I must do on certain days. It is out where I c annot help but see it and It works great for me. I have used this method for years and always got large calendar with large numbers so I can see at a glance what I must do on any certain day.
• Australia
26 Jun 10
I tried the "calendar method" too but it's me who forgets to put my entries there. Problem with calendars is that they are not very portable. In fact, I barely use sticky notes now. I am more dependent on my memo notebook now and it is such a big help.