Tuesday Tip: Trimming Velcro Without the Annoying Residue

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To say we use “a lot” of Velcro as speech pathologists would be putting it lightly! If you’re like me, you like to buy the big spool of Velcro from the craft store, both to save money¬† and because you can cut it down to the exact size you need, which prevents waste.

**bonus tip: most of the major craft stores WILL accept the 40-60% off one regularly priced item coupon for Velcro rolls**

The residue that would be left behind on my scissors after I trimmed my Velcro used to drive me crazy, and I hated trying to scrub it all off. One day I heard about using cooking spray to prevent this issue, and let me tell you, it WORKS!

Lay down a paper towel or piece of scrap paper, place your open scissors down, and lightly spray the exposed blades.

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Trim your Velcro to the desired size.

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Rinse the cooking spray off of the scissors using warm water.

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Dry the blades thoroughly to prevent rusting.

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Hopefully this tip helps make your prep and planning days a little easier!

Ana