If you don't have (and use) a pair of kitchen shears, you're wasting time. It's as simple as that. You can use kitchen scissors to cut a whack of time off your food preparation. Truly. They're not just for meat (though that's a good start). Use them to slice green onions or chives. Or, cut sliced bread into cubes to make your own croutons. Consider whether you can use these before reaching for your knives and you've got the right idea.
Wusthof makes fine cutting utensils - and they've done so for over 190 years. These Come Apart kitchen shears have a wide variety of uses, cutting anything from string to skin. The handle is designed to open jar lids. Because the shears come apart, cleaning them a brease.