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Tips to Make Decorating the Tree Less Stressful

Corinth Family Decorating Their Christmas TreeFew kinds of stuff are more traditional than a Christmas tree. Although it is worth noting that decorating the tree can often feel like an unwelcome task. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, you can accomplish a lot to make this year’s decorating become a holiday moment you look forward to each year. By adhering to these few easy suggestions, 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 every year – or even though you are buying an artificial tree for your Corinth rental home – make things easier on yourself by choosing a smaller tree. While you may have room in your house for a tree that will set an impression from sheer size, it’s important to keep in mind that the bigger the tree is, the longer it will take to decorate. If you don’t wish to go too small, consider getting a thinner tree that will fit neatly into a corner or in front of a window.

Choose a Theme

One more way you can simplify your Christmas tree decorating is by choosing a theme for your tree. For example, for a breathtaking tree that is not complicated to make, 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 favorite memories. Even if you may have a large collection of ornaments, there’s no 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. Rather than stress yourself out trying to do it all in one day, consider breaking up the decorating process across different days. This is particularly important if you are making use of a fresh-cut tree since the branches will need 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

While it may be tempting to buy the cheapest strings of lights and ornaments you can find, doing so may not be the best option. Using excellent quality strings of lights, ornaments, and another décor is important 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 fast. And good quality ornaments will usually last through years of holidays. Make things easier on yourself by using quality decorations for your Christmas tree.

Enlist Help

Decorating a Christmas tree can be much less stressful with a few extra helping hands. If possible, try to invite others to help you set up and decorate your tree. Not only will the whole procedure go faster, 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. Using fewer but larger ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can create a stunning statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Just ensure to have the items you want to use on hand, and secure them to the branches with hooks or floral wire.

Label and Organize

Finally, one of the best 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. Use store-bought string light bobbins or even just a piece of thick cardboard to store lights neatly and prevent tangles. Pack 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 the following year.


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