You might be thinking, why should I buy language stickers when I can just make my own with sticky notes? Well, you can! Using sticky notes is an old, proven method that can absolutely work. In fact, it’s the method we used when we were studying Japanese and was the inspiration for us to start makelanguagestick.com. But, we identified some issues which we tried to remedy with our stickers and we now believe we offer some distinct advantages that might be worth considering.
1. They won't fall off.
Ever tried to put a sticky note on your mobile phone? How long do you think it would last? Well, when I tried it was less than a day… not ideal. One of the main reasons we think you’ll love our stickers is they won't fall off! We found that sticky notes came off after a while, especially if used on small or frequently used objects. After picking the sticky notes up off the floor multiple times they lost their stickiness and we’re no longer any use. We thought there had to be a better way! Unlike sticky notes, our stickers are high quality adhesive that covers the whole backside of the sticker and rounded edges to keep them in place for longer.
2. They won't get dirty.
Our stickers are laminated so they won't get dirty. When we were using sticky notes we found they became far less nice to look at and hold when they had coffee stains on them. If you spill anything on our stickers, no worries! You can just wipe them down and they will not be affected one bit.
3. They won’t leave a mark.
We’ve tested these stickers on just about every surface in our home. They don’t leave any residue on walls, glass, metal, plastic, or any other common household surface. The only thing we don’t recommend you stick them on is very soft cardboard as when you remove the sticker some of the cardboard may come away with the sticker.
4. They look great
We spent a lot of time designing these stickers so they are minimal and sleek, so they will look great when placed around your home. I’m not sure about your handwriting but ours certainly isn’t as perfect as printed text. We’ve chosen beautiful black fonts that look great yet are still easy to read for beginners, and printed them on an elegant white satin sheen sticker (halfway between gloss and mat).
5. They are the perfect size
We feel we struck the delegate balance between making them small enough so they are discrete and can fit on most objects, yet big enough to read easily. Sticky notes are quite big - and putting them on things like phones, mugs, taps and remotes can be a challenge! Check out our photos to see them in use on curved and small items around the house.
6. They are waterproof.
Put it on your coffee mug. Put it through the dishwasher. In fact, we tested this - see photo below. That sticker has been through my dishwasher a few times a week for the last 5 months and is still going strong. Pretty neat, right?
7. They are ready to use!
We’ve taken a lot of care in picking the most important words and having them professionally translated by native speakers to ensure you get the best possible translation. As language learners ourselves we know that the time you have to learn a second language is limited and precious - so you want to use it as efficiently as possible. We have tried to take care of some of the tedious tasks so you can focus on the fun stuff - learning!
We hope this article has highlighted some of the reasons why we created this product and why we feel they are better than simply writing on sticky notes. So if you are looking to save a whole heap of time and effort and would like to boost your vocabulary more efficiently, why not check out our language stickers here.