"I hate it when the $1 dollar bills stick together." "Stickin' together is what good $1 bills do!"
January 14, 2012 7:41 PM Subscribe
I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together?
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! to Work & Money (17 answers total)
The two things we've tried so far:
1. Peeling off and alternating the bills face up/face down, then folding stacks of $15 vertically, then horizontally, on both sides. This doesn't work too well.
2. Peeling off individual bills, crumpling them into tiny balls and then smoothing them out. We've had the best results from this method, but it's time consuming and the stacks of bills are now so fluffy as to not fit in the till.
A co-worker mentioned something about using lime juice and cotton balls. I have neither of those handy (and I kind of don't believe him.)
Google doesn't seem to have any better ideas, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?
Any tips, Mefites?