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Tips to Make Decorating the Tree Less Stressful

Benton City Family Decorating Their Christmas TreeFew things are more traditional than a Christmas tree. But decorating the tree can often feel like an unpleasant job. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you can do a lot to make this year’s decorating become a holiday moment you look forward to each year. By following only a few easy suggestions, you can make decorating your Christmas tree easier and much less stressful this year.

Choose a Smaller Tree

If you use a fresh-cut tree every year – or even if you are purchasing an artificial tree for your Benton City rental home – make things easier on yourself by choosing a smaller tree. Even though you may have room in your house for a tree that will impress you from its sheer size, it’s essential to know that the bigger the tree is, the longer it will take to decorate. If you don’t prefer to go too small, think of having a thinner tree that will fit neatly into a corner or in front of a window.

Choose a Theme

Another approach to simplify your Christmas tree decorating is by using a theme for your tree. For example, for a breathtaking tree that is simple to prepare, choose a white tree, and decorate it with red cardinals for a simple but stunning display. Or, for an additional personal touch, use photographs and twine to create ornaments out of your best memories. Even if you may have a large 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. Instead of getting tired of trying to do it all in one day, start breaking up the decorating process across multiple days. This is undoubtedly true if you are utilizing 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

Although it may be tempting to buy the cheapest strings of lights and ornaments you can find, doing so may not be the right option. Having top-quality strings of lights, ornaments, and other décor is essential 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 regularly last through years of holidays. Make things easy 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 needed, consider asking others to help you set up and decorate your tree. This will not only make the procedure easy and quick, 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 choosing lesser but more oversized ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can build a beautiful statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Just guarantee that you have the items you want to use on hand, and place them on the branches with hooks or floral wire.

Label and Organize

Finally, one of the effective approaches 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 visibly with the contents. Use store-bought string light bobbins or even just a piece of thick cardboard to store lights neatly and prevent tangles. Keep 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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