WITH Christmas just eight days away, we’re all finishing off our preparation for the big day.
Many of us are focusing on getting presents wrapped, running out to the supermarket for those last bits, and making sure the tree looks picture-perfect.
But one savvy mum has shared another must that will help the day run even smoother.
Daisy Woods, known online as @muddlethroughmummy, regularly shares parenting and money-saving tips with her 338,000 followers.
In a recent TikTok video, the mum shares what she puts in her Christmas Day box – and it’s ideal if you’ve got small kids.
“I’m just packing my Christmas morning box of tricks and I thought I’d show you what goes in it.
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“Now the first item going in is Sharpies. This might sound weird but if you have more than one child like me, perhaps they’re getting the same gift, like this mega sketcher.
“Heaven forbid you forget whose is whose, and this way you can write their name on it.
“Bin bags for all the mess that’s going to be created. I like to keep a separate one for recycling so we can just stick that outside easily.
“The next one might sound extra, but sandwich bags. Now hear me out.
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“Now if you have little kids who are into Playmobil’s, Barbie’s, Lego, anything like that that comes with loads of little pieces and you know later on their going to want to play with it and it’s all getting spread out and lost, you can stick each set in a bag, put it to the side and comes back to it later.
“If your children are tearing into chocolate coins, chocolate Santas, and you open them in a room that has carpet, you’re going to want to have wet wipes on hand.
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“It goes without saying that you’re going to want to throw in some batteries. Make sure you have lots of different varieties depending on the toys that you’ve bought.
“Scissors and a new addition this year for me is a multi-tool that has a knife, screwdrivers and even pliers because some toys are hard to get into.
“And a pen and notebook to keep track for thank yous if you’re that way inclined.
“Here’s my little box of tricks all finished.”
Fans loved the savvy mum’s ideas, with the video gaining more than 27,000 likes and 230,000 views.
In the comments, Daisy’s followers thanked her for sharing, with one writing: “Oh my gosh thank you so much. Never knew I needed this till you showed it.”
Another said: “Mummy of the year!!”
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A third commented: “Literally my fav mom on TikTok. how are u so organized!?”
Someone else shared her own idea, adding: “This year I've gone to the trouble of carefully opening toys to put batteries so they're ready to go when they open them!!”
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