Here is such a simple way to make your life easier. Put scissors where you need them. I keep a pair of relatively good hair scissors in the bathroom (in a childproof locked drawer). I use them to trim hubbie's sideburns, cut clothing tags, trim stray threads, etc. I also keep a pair of child's scissors in my car. They are perfect for opening that toy that the kiddos can't wait to open. I've also used them to cut out a coupon, trim a shoelace that has gotten frayed, and open other various packages. Maybe there is a place that you need to stash a pair of scissors. If you find yourself always leaving the room you are in to get a pair of scissors, then buy a pair for that place! Save yourself some steps.
I'd love to hear if you have a quick-tip that saves you time, steps, or effort!