Peeling sticky notes is sort of like living life: people often start from the bottom. When it comes to sticky notes, peeling from the bottom results in the note curling upwards, though. Thankfully, Dutch software development manager Martin Schapendonk uncovered the method that will save you from that unfortunate curl.

Conventional wisdom is such:

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Bottom's up!

The way to do it, however, is to peel from the side.

Please pardon the coffee stain.

The difference is remarkable:

Whoa! The side method yields a flat sticky note!
Drake would be proud.
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Sources: Whitehorses | h/t Lifehacker