|Model Number||3M 2900-OP|
January 15, 2012
I have (and love!) the...
I have (and love!) the smaller sizes, not this specific one, but I was moved to write a review on this particular size because of how the 'suggestion for use' photo on the packaging seems to show these being used to label packing boxes for a house move. One thing to say about that...
*****DON'T DO IT!******
Sorry - not yelling, really! Just had to emphasize that :-) While these really are exceptionally sticky, that is when comparing them to other post-its and some other temporary glueing solutions (like removable double sided tape). I HAVE had some start to peel off, when the surface they were applied to was less than totally smooth, totally pristine, or both.
That's OKAY; that's part of what makes these totally unbeatable (in my book) for most labeling needs around the home or office; they let you reuse ANY container or file without any hassle or the need for other tools or materials either for applying them or for removing them. And the loud neon colors are relatively unlikely to be replicated on any of your belongings (this not being the 1980s lol), so they are virtually guaranteed to stand out really well for identification.
BUT in a move, you simply cannot afford the risk of ending up with unlabeled boxes - that's guaranteed hair-tearing unless you have like under five boxes. Unless you're personally hauling eerything yourself and doing it by hand, one box at a time, each container is going to change hands and get moved about several times, even during the simplest cross-neighborhood move (I have moved across the street, across a continent, and all the in-betweens, so believe me, I know!). So get that marker, and have straight at the boxes! Even if they are reused for moving or storage, existing markings can easily be scribbled over.
Other than that, if you need to label anything that doesn't get soaking wet or greasy (ie kitchen stuff, boxes exposed to weather) - go for it! They're a first class product, very versatile and far more compact and user-friendly than most labeling solutions, including more expensive ones :-)