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Tips to Make Decorating the Tree Less Stressful

Garden City Family Decorating Their Christmas TreeFew things are more traditional than a Christmas tree. Yet, decorating the tree can often feel like an unwelcome obligation. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Rather, you can do a lot to make this year’s decorating become a holiday moment you look forward to each year. By following a few of these helpful ideas, you can make decorating your Christmas tree easier and much less stressful this year.

Choose a Smaller Tree

If you purchase a fresh-cut tree yearly – or if you’re looking for an artificial tree for your Garden City rental home – make things easier on yourself by choosing a smaller tree. Even though you could have room in your house for a tree that will inspire from sheer size, it’s worth bearing in mind that the bigger the tree is, the longer it will take to decorate. If you don’t like to go too small, think about having a thinner tree that will fit neatly into a corner or in front of a window.

Choose a Theme

Another strategy to simplify your Christmas tree decorating is by making a theme for your tree. For instance, for a breathtaking tree that is easy to build, choose a white tree, and decorate it with red cardinals for a simple but stunning display. Or, for a more personal touch, use photographs and twine to create ornaments out of your good memories. Even if you have a large collection of ornaments, you don’t need to use all of them every year.

Decorate in Stages

Trying to buy a tree, set it up, get the lights on it, and then add ornaments is a long process. Instead of putting all your effort into trying to do it all in one day, think about breaking up the decorating process across different days. This is highly relevant if you are using a fresh-cut tree since the branches will take time to relax after placing the tree in a stand. By giving yourself plenty of time, you can guarantee that you have the energy to make decorating your tree a pleasant event.

Use Good Quality Decorations

Although it is tempting to buy the cheapest strings of lights and ornaments you can find, doing so may not be the right option. Using superb quality strings of lights, ornaments, and other décor is critical for making your experience decorating your tree as stress-free as possible. Good quality light strings are less likely to break, tangle, or burn out easily. And good quality ornaments will mostly last through years of holidays. Make things easy for you by using quality decorations for your Christmas tree.

Enlist Help

Decorating a Christmas tree can be much less stressful with a couple of helping hands. If necessary, try to tell others to help you set up and decorate your tree. Not only does the task go quicker, but your Christmas tree helpers may also inspire you to try decorating in a new or different way.

Use Fewer Ornaments

Make a statement with your Christmas tree this year by going big – where your ornaments are concerned, that is. Utilizing fewer but bigger ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can build a beautiful statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Make sure that you have the items you want to use on hand, and hang them to the branches with hooks or floral wire.

Label and Organize

Ultimately, one of the convenient ways to make decorating your Christmas tree less stressful is to start when you put your decorations away. As you box up your ornaments, light strings, and other décor items, label each box clearly with the contents. Pick store-bought string light bobbins or even just a piece of thick cardboard to store lights neatly and prevent tangles. Place your spare bulbs, ornament hooks, and extension cords in the same boxes with your tree décor for quick and easy access. By taking the time to label and organize your decorations, you can decorate your tree even easier in the succeeding year.


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