T-minus 3 days until Christmas & we’re letting the wrapping presents marathon begin
Another UPDATE: I last published this December 12, 2018. So much has happened since then! My dad passed away this past spring and I miss him terribly but am so thankful for happy memories and the way he tried to support my passions like this blog. He surprised me one day with pictures from wrapping presents and how it’s helped save my mom’s and his back while wrapping present after present each year. I miss him but am so thankful for having such a good dad and mom. I can’t complain I got to have him for 45 years. And he was around almost 78. What a blessing. OK, enough of the sad stuff, let’s get on with the wrapping marathon! Fun times ahead!
UPDATE: If you’ve been reading SimpleStepsForLivingLife for a couple years, you’ve seen this before. I love to remind people of this back saving way to wrap presents each year. 🙂 And this year here’s an extra hint from my mom… If you don’t have fancy tags for your presents, no worries! Just use some construction paper and a large rectangle and a smaller rectangle, glue or tape these together and tah dah! Cute little gift tags on a budget!
Save your back when wrapping presents –
My parents have come up with a great way to save your back during a Christmas present wrapping marathon. They use an ironing board adjusted to their height so their back doesn’t hurt.
Here’s tips to using an ironing board when wrapping a bunch of presents –
What you will need-
- Wrapping Paper
- Pen/Marker (to write on the present or gift tag)
- Gift Tags
- Trash can
- 1 Ziploc bag
- 1 Safety pin
- Ironing board
Set up your work station –
Set up your ironing board in front of your couch. Place all presents, wrapping paper, tissue paper, and bags on the couch. Adjust the ironing board to a comfortable height. Place markers and gift tags in Ziploc bag and safety pin to the ironing board fabric cover in an out of the way spot. Put the scissors and tape on the wide end of the board. Place a trash can under the ironing board for easy cleanup.
TIPS FOR THE LADIES
If you set the ironing board up in front of a TV with a football game, even your husband might be willing to wrap presents! (My mom has so many marriage tricks up her sleeve after 50+ years. LOL) See look how happy my dad is!
PS Thanks so much mom and dad for these tips and photos. Love you!
What are your tricks for saving time, money, and sanity when wrapping presents?
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Sharon Braswell says
Now this is just about the best tip ever for wrapping gifts! The ironing board idea is genius and beats the floor or table any day! Thank you all!
Cindy Magee says
THANKS! My parents’ gave me the idea (and photos). 🙂