With the holiday season over, many of us are beginning to pack away our decorations. If you chose to go with an artificial tree, you will want to make sure that you properly store it in an effort to increase its longevity.
Step 1: Remove all decor.
This step seems obvious, but you will not only want to remove your ornaments, but any string lights if the tree is not pre-lit. The branches can damage the string lights when compressed in storage.
Step 2: Clean your tree.
Using a dry dust cloth, wipe the base and branches to ensure a clean tree before storing.
Step 3: Disassemble the tree.
Break down the tree according to the instructions that came with it. Be careful not to damage any of the connectors or branches.
Step 4: Invest in a quality tree bag.
While reusing is a noble endeavor, you will not want to try to put your tree back into its original box. While the tree was up, it spent time fluffing out, and trying to stuff it back into the compact packing that it came in can cause damage. Instead, get yourself a quality tree bag that gives your tree room to breathe.
Step 5: Store in a cool, dry place.
Excessive heat and damage your tree, so a garage or attic may not be the best option. Instead, think of a place in your basement that is dry and try to keep it off of the floor in case of a water issue.
In five simple steps you can increase the life of your artificial tree. At Mulder’s Moving and Storage, we are always striving to store every item properly, and we wanted to share our knowledge with you! Should you need our storage services during a move, rest assured we use our clean, climate-controlled warehouse to keep all of your items safe!