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Sticky Notes Make Remembering Easy

Sticky notes, or post it notes, are a must-have for most offices – whether you’re working from home or heading to work every day. They are used in most professions, whether it's for simple note taking, reminders, or as a bookmark that shows people where to sign. If you’re after sticky notes, eBay has everything you need.

The story behind sticky notes

The story about how sticky notes came about is a funny one – it was purely by accident. Back in 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M Company, was attempting to create a super-strong adhesive... he failed. And instead, he invented a unique, low-tack adhesive that stuck to things but could also be adjusted several times. Aka, the sticky behind the note.

His workmate, Art Fry, learned about this reusable adhesive. He sang for the church and was always losing his place – so he thought he’d try using this adhesive on the back of the paper so he could stick them in his hymn notes, without leaving any residue behind when they removed them. Unfortunately, the company didn’t see the promise at that time, and it took another 9 years before sticky notes were actually marketed.

Why should you buy sticky notes?

Sticky notes have a lot of purposes. The notes can be quickly attached, removed, and even re-posted elsewhere, so they are great for an array of purposes. You can use them to label things, or to summarise phrases, paragraphs, or even entire book chapters if you’re studying – so you don’t have to write on the page itself.

You can use them as bookmarks to highlight pages or passages, in your planner to remind you when there is a special event coming up, and they’re particularly ideal for your next to-do list, whether it's what you need to do each day for work or chores for the kids. Predominantly, sticky notes are used as reminders – and you can write dates and times for meetings, deadlines, and so on, placing them near your computer so you don’t forget.

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