Introduction: Quietly Deflate Balloons
Now we can live our lives with peace again! Stop popping those things! Quickly easily deflate 'em! Oh, and there's a bonus too, not only is it quick and easy, but, it's quiet too! Don't get me wrong, there are times that it's fun to pop the things. HOWEVER, I'm sure you've been cleaning up after a party, and wanted to just get rid of the things without the big fuss they make.
If that's so, read on! This technique is SO easy that you'll wonder why you didn't think of it before! Now you don't have to pop 'em unless you WANT them to pop!
Before continuing, I need to mention some things to save my butt from lawsuits.
Balloons are dangerous, chance of suffocation if caught in throat. Do not run with scissors. Air contains chemicals known in the state of California to cause cancer.
There, now that the legal mumbo-jumbo is done, let's get on with this!
Just think of how you would remove all the balloons in the video below...
Yeah, you're going to want something quick, easy, and quiet! So read on!
PS: for those wondering, "why not just untie them" Well, have you ever tried untying one? I don't know about you, but personally, I can be sitting there for minutes and not have the thing undone!
Step 1: Materials
-balloon (any kind, blown up)
-scissors (really any kind, at least use some GOOD scissors, those kiddy ones aren't worth a flip)
Step 2: Pinch!
To start, place your index and middle finger around the throat of the balloon, above the knot, and squeeze.
Step 3: Pull!
Stretch out the neck of the balloon with your middle and index finger. Use your thumb and ring finger to hold the balloon back.
Step 4: Squeeze!
Press your thumb and ring finger together on the neck of the balloon, below the knot. Pinch shut.
Step 5: Cut!
Pick up the scissors with your free hand and cut just below the knot.
Step 6: Release!
Just let go! If you're careful enough, you'll want to set your scissors down and hold the balloon to keep it from flying away.
Step 7: Chunk It!
Now that you've got a nicely deflated balloon (which you can probably still use for something) just throw it away!
One tip is to not fully cut through the neck of the balloon. This keeps it in one piece, which equals less cleanup work.