02 February 2012

tea time & sealing envelopes

i had a tiny stroke of genius this week. i find great pleasure in finding new ways to save time, money, resources, etc. so when i was nursing my last sips of sleepy time tea, staring at the task to seal 50+ envelopes it occurred to me that i could use my tea bag to seal envelopes.

sure, you could buy one of those envelope sealers, but that's just another thing to buy, malfunction and clutter up your home.

the tea method works really well too. i didn't have to re-wet the bag at all for my 50 envelopes. a slightly wrung-out bag holds in the water pretty well, but allows you to release just enough moisture to activate that bitter-tasting strip of glue that we never want to taste again.


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