There’s no Christmas without a Christmas Tree, and nothing can’t beat a real Christmas tree for the holidays.
A real evergreen will wrap your house in a pleasant fir scent, even if it can be a bit messy when you will take it down in January. It will leave behind a bed of needles. Unless, you follow the bellow instruction to a tidy and less messy Christmas tree removal. As a matter of fact, I discovered on how to take down the Christmas tree neatly.
But, before that, you must ask the Christmas tree seller to wrap your tree in a plastic bag instead of a net. You may have to pay a few dollar more, but its worth it!
The next moment you bring your tree home, place it in the stand and DO NOT remove the plastic bag. Roll the bag all the way down the tree, starting at the top and spread the bag out around the tree and leave it there. Place your tree skirt and presents over it and forget all about it.
When January comes and you have to take down the Christmas tree (I know it’s a sad moment), remove your tree skirt by lifting from the outside edges and dump any fallen needles under the tree.
But, let’s start with the ornaments first!
The first step to breaking down a tree is removing the ornaments. As you remove them, carefully wrap each one in tissue or packing paper, and place them in your storage box.
The second step is to remove lights!
When taking down string lights, start where you finished when putting up the lights, then work backwards. As you remove the lights, hold one end of the strand in your hand while wrapping it around your elbow, creating a large loop. Or you can read the instructions on How To Clean Up After Christmas. (link here)
Now it’s time to bag up your tree!
Believe it or not, this doesn’t have to end with a living room covered in pine needles. As I said earlier, ask for a Christmas tree removal bag when you purchase the tree and leave it there all covered up by the tree skirt during the holidays. Then, when you’re ready to remove the tree, roll that bag right back up the tree to keep it from shedding all the dead needles as you carry it out the house ,and tie it off at the top. This is genius!
Dispose the Christmas tree with responsibility!
Before considering putting your Christmas tree at the trash, you should better check for local recycling options.
The last step is to sweep up those needles!
Some stubborn needles will eventually land on the floor, but don’t rush in vacuuming them quickly. The sap found in pine-needles can jam roller brushes and completely ruin some machines. Instead, you can use a rubber broom. The tough bristles are well-suited for corralling pesky needles, and can even dig them out of carpeting.
In case if some stubborn needles landed on the carpet or floorboard cracks, you can use a large lint roller or duct tape.