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Five Things Moms and Dads Will Need Christmas Morning

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Have you ever tried to rip open one of those plastic packages many toys come in these days? How about trying to remove the toy after you've gotten the package open. I swear some of these packages were developed by our defense department. I got smart a few years ago and have begun getting a few items ready for Christmas morning that have made my life so much easier.


5

Pliers and Wire Cutters

 
 

Pliers are great for pulling those large staples out of boxes and the wire cutters make removing those toys that are wired into the package a snap.

 
Pliers and Wire Cutters
Photo by Len Schrantz
4

Screw Drivers

 
 

Every year the toy companies come up with new ways to secure the toys into their packages. Over the past few years I've seen some that are screwed into the box. Make sure you have both a phillips and flathead screw driver ready for action. You may want to have different sizes ready as well.

 
Screw Drivers
Photo by Len Schrantz
3

Scissors

 
 

Those clear see-through packages are impossible to rip open with your hands and if you try you stand a chance at slicing your hands open. have a pair of scissors ready. They'll make quick business out of the strongest packages.

 
Scissors
Photo by Len Schrantz
2

Batteries

 
 

Everyone knows that most toys require batteries so have a good selection of various sizes on hand so your little ones can enjoy their new toys. The most common sizes are double A, C, and 9 volt.

 
Batteries
Photo by Len Schrantz
1

Garbage Bags

 
 

Americans will throw out tons and tons of wrapping paper on Christmas morning. You may want to hit the store and get a bunch of those jumbo sized bags to throw it all into. Also, do the world a favor and take the time to recycle everything you can, cardboard and plastic especially

 
Garbage Bags
Photo by Len Schrantz

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