It's Time to Store the Artificial Christmas Tree!
Putting up the artificial Christmas tree is a whole lot of fun, and it certainly gets everyone in the holiday spirit. Excitement and anticipation are high as the artificial tree is brought out of storage along with the boxes of ornaments. Some families have tree decorating traditions such as drinking cocoa and noshing on sugar cookies shaped like snowmen, angels, stars, and snowflakes while setting up the tree. Maybe your family listens to Christmas music or puts "A Christmas Story" in the DVD player while you assemble the tree and deck it with ornaments. It's an entirely different story, though, when it comes time to take down the tree.
There is no getting around the tedious task of removing ornaments and carefully stowing them away for next year, but the way you store your artificial Christmas tree can cut down on the hassle as well as the time it takes not only to take down the tree at the end of the season, but also speed things up when it's time to put up the tree again next year. Many people entirely disassemble their trees and store them in the original boxes they came in, or in plastic storage tubs. There are even duffel-type bags made expressly for storing artificial Christmas trees.
However, consider the time it would save to bag your artificial Christmas tree assembled, lights and all. Upright storage bags are available for that purpose, keeping the tree dust-free in storage and eliminating the need to take it apart. Additionally, if you have a rolling tree stand, moving your tree out from storage and back again is a snap. Whatever tree storage method you prefer, you will find all the artificial Christmas tree essentials, from tree stands to duffel and upright bags, in one convenient place: TreeTime. It's where Christmas begins.