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5 Steps for Storing a Christmas Tree

5 Steps for Storing a Christmas Tree


An artificial Christmas tree is a very popular alternative to a real Christmas tree. Not only is it easier to just use the same tree every year, you don’t have to worry about needles or wax getting all throughout your house. But artificial Christmas trees are often more expensive than a real Christmas tree, which makes storing them correctly so they will be around for the new year essential. We strive to offer helpful storage and organization tips for many different aspects of life. Read below to find a step by step guide for storing a Christmas tree.

The 5 Best Christmas Tree Storage Steps

Step 1: Remove all Decorations from the Christmas Tree

Before putting your Christmas tree away for the season, remove all ornaments and decorations from the tree. If the tree is not pre-lit, also remove the strand of lights and put them away for the season.

Step 2: Fold the Branches Together

To ensure the tree will fit back into the box, fold the branches of the tree in towards each other. This will make the tree far narrower and allow it to slide into your storage solution easier.

Step 3: Utilize a Christmas Tree Storage Bag

The best way to keep your Christmas tree safe during storage is to invest in a good Christmas tree storage bag. A Christmas tree storage bag will help to protect your tree from dust and dirt settling on it during storage.

Step 4: Store the Christmas Tree Horizontal

Many people will prop up a Christmas tree in the storage bag to minimize the storage space it takes up. This is not a good idea though, because if the tree falls, it can damage the branches or the bulbs. Always lay the Christmas tree storage bag horizontal in storage to prevent it from falling over. Additionally, to avoid crushing the lights, never place items on top of the tree.

Step 5: Store Your Tree in a Temperature Sensitive Location

While it is common to store your tree in the basement or garage during the off-season, these areas are prone to extreme fluctuations in temperature and can result in damage to your tree. Over time, fluctuations between hot or cold temperature can damage the appearance of the tree and even cause mold or mildew to form. To protect your tree from damage, store it inside of the house.

Store Your Seasonal Décor with Brentwood Self Storage

Unfortunately, there’s only so much storage space in a house. If you are running low on storage space, consider renting a storage unit to store seasonal items. This will prevent items that do not get used very often from cluttering storage space in your home. Brentwood Self Storage has a variety of storage unit sizes available for renters. For storing a Christmas tree and other seasonal décor, we recommend a 5x5 or 5x10 storage unit. Reserve a storage unit today!