How to Take Down Your Christmas Tree
Now that January is in full swing, it's time to take down the Christmas tree. But how do you do it properly to keep from making a giant mess? We found these tips, courtesy of Real Simple, to help streamline the process. This year, you can remove your tree with ease.
Tip #1: When you're ready to take the tree down, ladle water out of the stand, using a turkey baster for the last drops.
Tip #2: If you used a tree skirt that doubles as a tree bag, use that to wrap up the tree. Otherwise, buy a Christmas tree bag (like the Giant Christmas Tree Removal Bag, $3.50 at Bronners.com).
Tip #3: When the tree is out of the house, sweep up needles rather than vacuuming; they can clog the machine.