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Tips to Make Decorating the Tree Less Stressful

Wilsonville Family Decorating Their Christmas TreeThere are few things that are more traditional than a Christmas tree. However, decorating the tree can often feel like an exhausting task. 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 using just a few handy strategies, you can make decorating your Christmas tree easier and much less stressful this year.

Choose a Smaller Tree

If you’re using a fresh-cut tree each year – or even if you are acquiring an artificial tree for your Wilsonville rental house – make things easier on yourself by choosing a smaller tree. Even though you may have room in your house for a tree that will highlight from sheer size, it’s worth remembering that the bigger the tree is, the longer it will take to decorate. If you don’t want to go too small, think about acquiring 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 selecting a theme for your tree. For example, for a breathtaking tree that is easy to achieve, 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 favorite memories. And if you’ve got a vast 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 getting exhausted trying to do it all in one day, consider breaking up the decorating process across different days. This is definitely true if you are utilizing 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 will 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 best option. Selecting high-quality string 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 often 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 getting others to help you set up and decorate your tree. This will not only make the procedure fast, 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 picking fewer yet larger ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can create a lovely statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Only make sure that you 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 helpful methods 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. Choose store-bought string light bobbins or even just a piece of thick cardboard to store lights neatly and prevent tangles. Store 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 more quickly the following year.


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