Here's an unusual question from Derek at our FACEBOOK group:
What's he best way to remove 'em? It's pretty tough to get at he root with a pocket knife. Anyone have a suggestion?
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You just yank it out, just a good pull. It should be fine. For anyone who wants to KEEP these little buggers, it’s always a good idea to put some nail polish on the end to keep it from unraveling.
I’ve had success just pulling it out from the top… I know it sounds a little simple, but all of mine have easily been removed this way, with no tearing and no damage that I can see.
Hope this helps.
Scissors. In the past, I’ve also just shoved them down the inside of the spine using a pencil. That way, it’s still there if you decide you need it.
Yeah I was just thinking about this. It would be interesting sometime to hear what other people USE for bookmarks. I’m sure some people would never rip them out, I guess about one-third of us DO, they are creepy little things. I had one unravel so badly that it was all curled up and in pieces. I do something a little strange. I’ll use a card, like a greeting card, and that way I can mark 2 places at once. I use bobby pins in the same way. And I know you aren’t supposed to, but if you just have your journal in the house, the elastic band is actually the best for a bookmark, I think a lot of people do that.
I love the bookmark!! Put clear nail polish on it to stop the fraying–very useful little thing! Also I went to the Flickr discussion page and maybe I am an idiot BUT how do you add a comment to THAT discussion?????
I’m surprised at the lack of bookmark love. I’d never consider removing mine.
You have to be a Flickr member and a member of the group to post in the Flickr discussions. But it’s free, and Flickr is awesome:)
This should be fun–people have been complaining about these bookmarks for years but the actual argument hasn’t come up for awhile.
Why would you want to remove it in the first place.
I like to keep mine, but I imagine cutting it, gluing the end, and shoving the little bit of extra down the spine with a pencil or popsicle stick would work.
I burned the end of mine together, though.
i once soaked my M in water and the bookmark came off easily. use a dropper to put a few drops of water to the attaching point. Let me know if it works 😛
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