Mum Says 'Christmas Morning Box' Is The Key To A Stress-Free Xmas
As the big day closes in, families across the globe are gripped by that weird mixture of excitement and anxiety that comes before Christmas.
On paper, it should be a fantastic day filled with festive cheer and food, but there's a lot that can go wrong - overcooked turkey, unappreciated presents, family feuds etc.
However, one mum in Australia reckons a 'Christmas morning box' is the key to getting the day off to the right start.
The mum shared pictures of her organised time-saving device on Facebook and said it helped mitigate stress on Christmas morning.
She said: "Does anyone else have a Christmas morning box?
"I always put one together so I'm not running around on Christmas morning trying to find scissors or batteries!
"Mine has batteries, scissors, mini screwdrivers and bin bags."
Sure, having a neat and handy little box full of useful tools won't ensure that your turkey comes out moist or that your dad doesn't get too p***ed, however, having all your useful bits close to hand could prevent you from having a breakdown later on.
Indeed, many people online seemed very impressed with the 'Christmas morning box'.
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One person said: "This is such a great idea, I'll be making one today."
Another added: "Best idea ever. I've spent the past three Christmases scrounging for batteries."
Of course, there's no reason why you can't customise your Christmas morning box to suit your needs. Why not get some paracetamol in there if you anticipate having a few Christmas Eve beverages? Maybe some Baileys if you fancy carrying on? Perhaps some treats for your dog?
Meanwhile, if you still haven't done your wrapping yet then another woman has shared a helpful hack on Facebook page Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks.
Amanda Coulter shared a photo in which she takes the roll of paper and then slips it onto the long handle of a mop.
She then pops the contraption onto the table and wedges the handle into a chair so that it doesn't move around, enabling you to effortlessly pull off as much as you need per present.
Amanda said she saw the hack on Snapchat and decided to give it a go for this year's gifts, writing: "I hate wrapping presents at the best of time. No more paper rolling back at you. A simple mop handle stops me from losing my s***."
So there you have it - hopefully these festive hacks will help you keep your s*** this Christmas.
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