I'm sure you're thinking, "I know how to use a simple Post-It note."

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WRONG. If you've ever had the bottom curl up or had them not stick, it's probably your fault. But Dutch software development manager Martin Schapendonk is here to help.

First of all, this is wrong.

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You probably tend to take the sticky note at the bottom and move it upwards to remove it from the pad. See the photo, the blue line indicates where the adhesive is, and the red arrow is the direction a normal person moves the sticky note. But that's not the best method.

See how it's curled where the adhesive is?

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That's not a good sign...

If you stick it somewhere, it won't stay there that long.

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So what's the solution?

Let's try this again.

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Start at the left side of the pad and pull the note to the right. Again, the blue line indicates the adhesive, and the red arrow is the direction to move the sticky note.

Look at that!

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It's as perfectly flat as a pancake, and not one of those lumpy pancakes, but the super flat kind, so maybe a crepe.

Now if you stick it next to the curled one...

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It's obvious that you're an expert and your notes will never fall off again.