Raise your hand if the thought of licking an envelope closed sounds repulsive. Me too! I don't know what they put in that stuff, but it seems to get nastier and nastier. Do you remember the Seinfield episode where George's fiance died from licking too many envelopes? I do not want that to happen to any of you. LOL!
This tip came out of sheer necessity. For my husband's church calling, he sends out newsletters to missionaries serving all over the world. Over 200 at a time. And I help him. No way am I going to lick 200 envelopes! I know they make those little foam tipped water containers that do the job, but we didn't have one, and I didn't want to run to the store.
So I came up with the brilliant idea of using an old sponge brush. I just keep a small bowl of water on the table, dip the sponge brush in it periodically, and wet the edge of the envelopes. So much better than the old fashioned tongue-method, don't you think?