I don’t remember where I heard about this trick, but I think it’s a genius idea. Ya know the pain in the neck that comes every year when the kids want to play with their new toys right away, but you have to cut through 50 layers of bubblewrap and wire and glue and plastic and string first?
Well, here’s what you do: take the toys out of their packaging before wrapping them. It makes things sooo much easier. Of course this won’t work for everything, but it will for most gifts.
I did this last year for Maddy, and although she was a baby and had no idea what was going on, it was still nice not having to take the time to get the scissors and dissect the packaging.
Save yourself some time and aggravation and try my trick, you’ll be glad you did!