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It's all fun and games when it's time to decorate the Christmas tree, so why is it such a chore taking it back down? Part of it may be that removing the ornaments from the tree and taking it down means the holidays are officially over. Additionally, decorating your tree involves creativity as you choose the most perfect spot for each individual ornament, but there is nothing creative about un-trimming the tree. Still, there is a procedure to taking the ornaments off that will at least ensure that they remain intact so you can enjoy them again next year.
While the quality of plastic ornaments is making them more common than they used to be, many people still have a large number of glass decorations. It is useful to keep the original boxes they came in so that you can store glass ornaments safely. If you no longer have the originals, MyBS.com suggests using egg cartons or apple containers for your breakables. Alternatively, you can wrap the inside of a cardboard box with bubble wrap or other padding and glue plastic cups to the bottom to create a safe storage bin for your ornaments.
When taking the ornaments off the tree, start at the top and work around and down. Going from one section to the next rather than plucking decorations off the tree willy-nilly will ensure that nothing gets left behind. Then, if you choose to disassemble your artificial tree, place each piece in the storage bag as you remove it. That way, you will be able to reassemble it easily next year without having to figure out which branches go in what section. Also, it should go without saying, but always store your decorations in the same location as your tree. It will save you time next year and you'll be less likely to misplace treasured ornaments.