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How To Properly Store Your Artificial Christmas Tree

January 4th, 2016

The holidays are all but over and the time to clear the halls and store your Christmas tree is coming. However, there’s more to storing your tree than taking it apart and putting it in a box. Keep your tree safe and pristine all year long with our 5-step guide on how to properly store your Christmas Tree Market artificial Christmas tree.

Step 1: Clear Your Tree of Decorations

Artificial Christmas Tree - Flocked Alaskan Tree with Clear Lights
My decorated Flocked Alaskan Tree. Photo by Doug Coon


Before anything else, make sure that your Christmas tree’s lights are unplugged, and then start removing and storing all the ornaments. If you currently lack proper ornament storage, I recommend Santa’s Two Tray Ornament Storage with Viewing Window for its organized partitions and convenient window. If you’re looking for DIY ideas for storing your Christmas decorations, you can also check out my previous post here.

Step 2: Prepare Your Christmas Tree Storage Bag

Keep your trees safe and secure with this sturdy tree storage bag from Christmas tree market.
My Christmas Tree Storage Bag from Christmas Tree Market

 
Clean your storage container and make sure it’s free of dirt and dust. I recommend that you store your artificial Christmas tree in the box it was shipped in. However, if the box has been damaged or disposed of, a tree storage bag is the best alternative. I personally use Christmas Tree Market’s Christmas Tree Storage Bag. What I really appreciate about the bag is that it’s roomy, and doesn’t feel like I’m cramming my Flocked Alaskan which is a pretty full tree. You can find Christmas Tree Market’s high-quality tree storage bags here.

Step 3: Disassemble Your Tree

 
Once the tree is clear of ornaments, carefully lift up each section of the tree starting from the top, fold up the branches, and then place in your storage container. When you put the section in the box, don’t be hesitant to apply a little bit of pressure to compress the fluffed branches so they take up less space. If the tree is large or a bit unwieldy, it may be easier to take each section to the storage area as you detach it rather than haul everything in one go. If you have a pre-lit tree, detach light connections for each section before disassembly.

Step 4: Seal Your Christmas Tree Storage Container

Keep your trees safe and secure with this sturdy tree storage bag from Christmas tree market.
My Christmas Tree Market Storage Bag zipped up and ready for storage

 
If you’re using the original Christmas Tree Market box, check the box for any small cracks or holes, and then tape any openings shut to prevent dust or insects from getting in. If you’re using a tree storage bag, make sure all openings are zipped up or closed.

Step 5: Store in a Safe and Dry Area

 
Lastly, store your Christmas tree in a cool, dry, and safe area. Excessive heat or humidity can damage your tree, so this step is extremely important. Also, avoid placing heavy items on top of your stored Christmas tree to reduce the risk of crushing or damaging the tree.

Keep your Christmas Tree Market artificial Christmas tree safe and pristine all year long with our 5-step guide on how to properly store your Christmas tree. Do you have any questions on how to store your Christmas tree or decorations? Ask below!

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About 

Jennifer Lutz is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. Her expertise also includes home design for special events such as holiday gatherings and family celebrations. She collaborates with clients and other design professionals to transform ordinary rooms into stunning spaces.

A mother of four lively children, she has quickly become a shortcut guru, making each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while staying within a budget and balancing a very full life. How does she do it? With creative, affordable, quick and easy projects for the holidays and the home.

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