Several pieces are more traditional than a Christmas tree. Still, decorating the tree can often feel like an unwelcome duty. 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 heeding just a few easy tips, 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 each year – or even if you are shopping for an artificial tree for your Hollywood 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 overwhelm 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 want to go too small, consider preparing a thinner tree that will fit neatly into a corner or in front of a window.
Choose a Theme
Another technique you can simplify your Christmas tree decorating is by adopting a theme for your tree. For instance, for a breathtaking tree that is easy to create, 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. While 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 tire yourself out striving to do it all in one day, consider breaking up the decorating process across different days. This is especially relevant if you are using 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 ensure that you have the energy to make decorating your tree a pleasant event.
Use Good Quality Decorations
Even though 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.
Decorating a Christmas tree can be much less stressful with a few more helping hands. If possible, try to invite others to help you set up and decorate your tree. Not only will the whole process 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 bigger ornaments, bows, garlands, and other items, you can make a dazzling statement tree more quickly and easily than ever before. Just make sure 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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