Welcome to the first annual Christmas Edition of Works-For-Me Wednesday, in which we share ideas that will make your holidays so smooth that you're guaranteed to be speaking to your family members in January! Wait, no guarantees...but they're still very good ideas.
Here's my simple little tip--
Is anyone else annoyed by the way toys are packaged these days? When I was a kid, you could pull the toy right out of the box. Nowadays you need a screwdriver, wire cutters and a degree in mechanical engineering to get the dang baby doll out of the package. This is especially pleasant when you have a five year old jumping up and down next to you squealing, "Hurry! Hurry!" This year I'm going to take all the toys OUT OF THE BOXES before I wrap the gifts. That way the kids have access to their toys right away. And I have less trash to clean up on Christmas morning.
I'd love to hear your clever holiday tip (or two or three or four...) Just leave a link below! Guidelines still apply, and they can be found here.
I know last week's WFMW got a bit gimped up in its display. The real live Mr. Linky himself has helped me figure out a (fingers crossed!) solution. If at any point you can't see both columns below, please send me an e-mail. Thanks!