SlitIt – Where have you been all my life?


Have you ever purchased a toy for a child and found that it is being held to the package by a million twisty ties? Can you believe that is someone’s job to place those horrible things on the toy, making it next to impossible to get it opened and out of the package quickly enough? Ugh!

My husband and I used to remove all those twisty ties and zip ties from packages BEFORE we wrapped Christmas presents for our kids. We even put the batteries in. That way, when our kids opened their presents Christmas morning they could simply open the boxes and enjoy their toys. As it should be.

I want to know whose not-so-great idea it was to create the new kind of packaging we see now on batteries, flashlights, tools and other products. You know the kind of packaging I am referring to – the kind where the product you purchased is encased in a piece of plastic that is practically indestructible and impossible to open. Scissors, pliers, box cutters, BOMBS… (just kidding on the last one), are no match for these plastic cases that seem to be made out of some kind of alien properties.

No mere mortal is expected to break into these types of packages easily.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve cut my hand or fingers trying to open these packages. The plastic is as sharp as glass sometimes. It’s really dangerous.

I get that this type of packaging might help against theft, but is it worth the loss of a finger trying to open the case to begin with?

Believe it or not, there is a solution to this matter. FINALLY! Someone created a product to help make opening these packages from hell simply, easily and safety. It’s called SlitIt.

The blade is a normal metal look. The poor quality of photo makes it look blue in this picture.

SlitIt is an unassuming piece of plastic with a groove and metal blade on one side. That’s it. It doesn’t seem like much – but it is!

SlitIt was created to help open up those dreadful packages. It’s as easy as sliding the SlitIt along the side of the package to slit it (get it) open.

There are no working parts with SlitIt. You are it’s only working part.

To use SlitIt, simply place the open end of the SlitIt on the corner of the package you want to open. Hold the package with one hand, and the SlitIt with the other. Pushing the SlitIt, slide it up the one side of the packaging. As you do that, the blade cuts through the plastic, keeping your hand safe.

It took me a minute or two to figure it out, but once I got past the corner, the SlitIt slide up the side of the package with ease. Only the corner (initial cut into the package) took a little “elbow grease.” Nothing too bad (I’m a weakling!).

Ta da!!!!!

Using the SlitIt I was able to free the screwdriver from it’s plastic tomb!

With SlitIt I can laugh in the face of manufacturers who think they can keep me from using their products they THOUGHT were to be forever encapsulated in plastic. Now I can open all of those package with ease, and without the loss of blood.

SlitIt retails for $9.95 (free shipping on their website). This is well worth every single penny. A hospital co-pay alone is a lot more than that (ha ha).

You can learn more about SlitIt at SlitIt.com. It’s also available at TheGrommet.

This would also make a GREAT gift this holiday season for everyone you know – grandma, a co-worker, a friend. Let’s put the end of unintentional package opening injuries! Get a SlitIt into everyone’s home TODAY!

Did you know that over 750,000 laceration injuries happened during the 2018 holiday season (as per Consumer Affairs). Avoid Wrap Rage by purchasing your own SlitIt, as well as a SlitIt for everyone you know. 

Keep one at home, one in your car, one at the office… where ever you might have a need to slit open plastic packaging.

Even our kitten Emma approves (please note – this is NOT a safe cat toy due to the sharp blade. Emma thinks EVERYTHING is a toy).


*I received a product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.