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Tips to Make Decorating the Tree Less Stressful

Parma Family Decorating Their Christmas TreeFew things are more traditional than a Christmas tree. However, decorating the tree can often feel like an undesirable responsibility. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Actually, you can do a lot to make this year’s decorating become a holiday moment you look forward to each year. By using these several effective suggestions, you can make decorating your Christmas tree easier and much less stressful this year.

Choose a Smaller Tree

If you choose a fresh-cut tree every year – or if you’re aiming for an artificial tree for your Parma rental house – make things easier on yourself by choosing a smaller tree. While you may have room in your house for a tree that will impress from sheer size, it’s important to remember that the bigger the tree is, the longer it will take to decorate. If you don’t like to go too small, think about choosing a thinner tree that will fit neatly into a corner or in front of a window.

Choose a Theme

Another option to simplify your Christmas tree decorating is by creating a theme for your tree. For instance, for a breathtaking tree that is uncomplicated 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 happiest memories. While you may have some collection of ornaments, you don’t have 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 draining yourself attempting to do it all in one day, think about breaking up the decorating process across different days. This is particularly vital if you’re using a fresh-cut tree since the branches will require time to relax after placing the tree in a stand. By giving yourself plenty of time, you can make sure that you have the energy to make decorating your tree a pleasant event.

Use Good Quality Decorations

Even though it can be tempting to buy the cheapest strings of lights and ornaments you can find, doing so may not be a suitable option. Choosing the best 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 quickly. And good quality ornaments will usually last through years of holidays. Make things simple for yourself by using quality decorations for your Christmas tree.

Enlist Help

Decorating a Christmas tree can be much less stressful with some extra helping hands. If possible, begin by asking others to help you set up and decorate your tree. This would not only make things move 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. By utilizing fewer yet larger ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can create a stunning statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Just don’t forget to have the items you want to use on hand, and mount them to the branches with hooks or floral wire.

Label and Organize

Ultimately, the ideal approach 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 exactly with the contents. Select store-bought string light bobbins or even just a piece of thick cardboard to store lights neatly and prevent tangles. Organize 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 simpler in the succeeding year.


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