8 Tips for Taking Down a Christmas Tree

That evergreen can’t stay up forever! When it comes to holiday decorations, what goes up must come down. Taking down a Christmas tree can be quite a chore, but there are ways to make the process as painless as possible.  8 Tips: Remove “dressings” in order – topper, ornaments, garland(s), then lights Organize ornaments – use plastic cups contained in a box to keep your ornaments safely stowed Wrap lights neatly – coffee cans, hangers, and cardboard are all great for preventing those troublesome tangled lights! Or use a Christmas light winder Don’t battle the box – there are alternatives to stuffing your artificial tree back into its original packaging, like getting a tree storage bag  Use a sturdy step stool – you don’t want anyone shouting “timber” at you! Have a helper – men vs. tree is more promising than man vs. tree Store strategically – storing boxes so they can be accessed in the order that they are needed...