Want to share the method? I've usually settled for trying to pry up the prongs, slip one side off, then the other. Unfortunately I occasionally still get holes in things like shirt collars. That's basically it. I'll carefully pry up both prongs straight up and then gently pull it out. It works 95% of the time for me. Sometimes on a white or very light colored shirt it'll leave a dirty mark where the staple was, though.