Hey, It's Time to Take the Christmas Tree Down!

by Kelly-n-Tony
5 Materials
20 Minutes
Come the end of the year I'm ready to take our Christmas tree down but I usually don't. Okay come January 1st the lights aren't turned on anymore but the tree is still there, lol. Mid-January...hey, anyone want to help take the tree down? Crickets...so here it is January 21st and I did it by myself. It was easy and took 20 minutes.
My tree is a 7.5 foot "All that Glitters" gold pencil tree by Treetopia. And yes, it has glass ornaments on it (tightly attached) but that doesn't stop me from storing it the easiest way possible....
PLASTIC WRAP! The stuff movers use is great but you can use Saran Wrap too.If you have glass ornaments and think it could get bumped in your storage space you can bubble wrap it first. Mine goes into the basement and is quite safe standing in the corner.
With a skinny tree I think it works best to start wrapping at the bottom and working your way up.

With a fat tree I'd suggest starting at the top and gently pressing branches up for some gentle compression. However keep in mind those fat trees are heavy. In the end you may need a sheet gurney to carry that type out.
Here is the lights cord and the timer bundled up and plastic wrapped attached to the base.
And all done and ready to go down the basement!
Come December 1st (only 315 days away!) it will come back up and I'll slide it into place near the window. Gently cut using scissors from the bottom moving upward to release the plastic which will come apart so amazingly easy! The tree will need some gentle fluffing but will be ALREADY DECORATED which makes life so much easier!
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