It's the phrase that strikes fear in the hearts of parents everywhere: "some assembly required". Today's toy packaging--twist ties and all--can put a serious wrench in a happy Christmas morning.
Will Santa bring bicycles, riding toys or other assembly-needed gifts this year? The time to assemble them is now!
For younger children, consider removing toys from packaging altogether. Short attention spans won't need to wait anxiously to play with Christmas gifts while you wield the wire cutter.
Get cracking on putting toys together in good time for Christmas Eve. Santa will sleep soundly on the big night!
Bounce back from the pain of a lost or stolen wallet: make a quick scan of wallet contents. Lay credit cards face down on the scanner to create a reference record in case of loss. Kept in the safe (or safety deposit box); you'll know at a glance what was in your missing wallet.