Yes, we will admit it. We are hackers. We cannot get enough of parenting hacks. It has taken the internet and us by storm. Well, our addiction can now be used to your benefit. We have searched and scoured and have found the best and most unheard-of parenting hacks that will get you and all parents, through the holidays with a smile on your face.
Keep Holiday Lights Tangle Free
Don’t just dump those lights back in the box. Wrap your string lights around a piece of cardboard. It will keep them organized and make next year’s decorating a lot easier.
Hang Your Wrapping Paper
Holiday gift wrapping requires its own dedicated part of the house, but you can keep it organized with this easy trick. Use an old garment bag to store the paper vertically and hang it in a closet for easy access.
Keep Those Little Toes Warm and Slip-Proof
Why don’t they make all slippers non-slip? We don’t know. But you can transform them by applying hot glue to the bottoms. For added flair and easy pairing, write each child’s name on the bottom.
Don’t Sweat the Broken Stuff
Broken glasses happen, especially at holiday parties. Instead of breaking out the vacuum this hack is a lot handier. Just grab a slice of bread. Easily clean-up broken glass by carefully press the bread slice over the glass. The soft spongy texture easily picks up all bits of broken glass big and small, clearing the area safely and easily.
Store Ornaments in Egg Crates
Who needs those fancy ornament keepers? An empty egg carton can work just as well. It’s made to protect fragile cargo and is already divided. Stack multiple cartons on top of each other storage bin to keep the all in one place.
A Holiday Deal (If You Missed Black Friday)
Did you know? Because we didn’t. There is one more big date that all holiday shoppers should keep in mind. Free shipping day is December 18! Many online retailers offer free shipping with no minimum purchase, being one of the few days they can guarantee delivery by Christmas.
Out of Paper? No Problem
Just look to your kitchen, pantry or craft closet for the answer to your wrapping dilemma. Aluminum foil makes for a shiny and modern gift wrap. While inside out paper bags or children’s easel paper is a blank slate for adding your own holiday touches.
At Tender Years we pride ourselves at providing a family like environment, because we are parents ourselves. And we know what goes into parenting. The holiday season can be a busy time, so it is our hope that these hacks will help relieve a little of that stress and help you enjoy your family a little more. Happy Holidays!