Introduction: Sealed Envelope Hack!

This video is a short tutorial with a storyline (sense of humor required). It "addresses" how to actually break open a sealed envelope and reseal it perfectly. This is better than steaming it. Save a stamp!


Decepticon (author)2009-09-24

Mmmmm, licking an already licked envelope sounds yummy. H1N1 here you come! Also, I am pretty sure that you can not re-use a stamp that has been processed by the USPS. Notice on a received letter that has a stamp that there is ink from a rubber stamp over it and the envelope after it was processed.

greeenpro (author)Decepticon2009-09-24

So you're paranoid about H1N1? That's sad. Did you ever seal an envelope and forget to put something in it (i.e. a check or rebate slip, etc.)? That's when you can do this to save a stamp. Notice the disclaimer: "sense of humor required."

Decepticon (author)greeenpro2009-09-24

I thought that was having a sens of of humor. I guess everything is taken out of context on here. Maybe if I had added a ";)" it would have been clearer. As far as my second part though, you really didn't explain that this was for re-opening a letter you are sending.

JohnJY (author)Decepticon2010-01-22

 H1N1 doesn't even exist, it was propaganda made up by the government to the common masses, spread by the mass media pass, to pass the health bill. I have proof, good proof, but I'm not sharing it yet. Yet... 

HmsS (author)JohnJY2015-12-12

My daughter caught the H1N1 virus at a convention in NJ. She was in Intensive Care and on a respirator for over a week. We're lucky to still have her. Where's your proof now? Maybe you should be more paranoid about a real threat, and less worried about government conspiracies. And this was before Obamacare, so you can't blame "the health bill." (What are you talking about, anyway???)

greeenpro (author)Decepticon2009-09-24

gotcha..sorry if I over-reacted.

rachel.jacobs.79 (author)2015-05-05

This whole "Ew! You're licking someone else's spit!" response is sad...use a barely damp sponge on the adhesive to dampen it. No DNA that way either!

Raduken (author)2013-04-10

do you know that you licked the envelope that was licked too?

99igo (author)2010-11-28


lemonie (author)2009-09-24

I don't believe it, that does not look like an envelope that was properly stuck down (it appears to be very lightly tacked at one point). I could test it but I guess you'd say it wasn't the same type of envelope? "Freezing allows..." translates to "Freezing almost completely unglues" in the video. L

Kozz (author)lemonie2009-09-24

You know, I'm wondering about this theory also. I live in Wisconsin, someplace that gets plenty of snow. During the winter time, I frequently have to shovel-out my mailbox. I'd have expected to find more envelopes in the mailbox that have simply come "unstuck". Perhaps they just needed the thin edge of a knife.

jack1197 (author)Kozz2010-09-13

what the frezzing does is that it sorta solidifies the glue changing the consistancy
so that it is no longer sticky

greeenpro (author)lemonie2009-09-24

Test it.

lemonie (author)greeenpro2009-09-24

Do you claim that if I will seal a gummed envelop, allow it to dry then put it in a freezer it will unstick? And if I do test it and it doesn't work you won't tell me if was the wrong king of envelope?


greeenpro (author)lemonie2009-09-24

I can hardly follow what you're trying to convey. Use a good-old standard Mead brand business envelope if you really want to test it out. Is that what you're asking? The kind of envelope?

lemonie (author)greeenpro2009-09-24

OK, I'll see L

gagfilms (author)2009-09-24

Finally...a way to check my neighbor's mail without getting caught!

wibrle (author)2009-09-24

I would have never thought of that. Good one :)

Nextraker (author)2009-09-24


heathbar64 (author)2009-09-24

You left your DNA on that envelope, so when they come looking for the bank robber, they'll find you!! But seriously, I was shown a trick once by our local postmaster. When I had just sealed an envelope and then realized i forgot something He rolled the tip of a pen between the flap and the envelope and it neatly peeled it apart. I bet if you used that in conjunction with the freezer, it would work great.

greeenpro (author)heathbar642009-09-24

That's good, interesting advice. Thanks!

sorinescu (author)2009-09-24

now that's cool!

ChappyShowcase (author)2009-09-24

Thanks for the advice

greeenpro (author)ChappyShowcase2009-09-24


Frivolous Engineering (author)2009-09-24

Wow, that was easy!

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