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How to Store a Christmas Tree

Posted on: December 16, 2018 | Tri-Village Self Storage 2018-12-16

Unfortunately, just as quickly as the holiday season comes, it ends. Once the holiday season is over, you are likely looking for options for storing your decorations. One of the items that can be the most difficult and time consuming to store is your Christmas tree. We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips for storing your Christmas tree. Check them out below.

How to Store an Artificial Christmas Tree in 7 Steps

  1. Disassemble the tree: The first step when preparing your Christmas tree for storage is to disassemble the Christmas tree. Your Christmas tree is likely broken into three different segments. Carefully take apart each segment of the Christmas tree.
  2. Fold it up: When folding up the Christmas tree, be careful not to bunch up the branches. This can damage the branches and cause the wiring of the Christmas tree to short out.
  3. Wrap the tree: Before putting the tree in the box, wrap it up to protect it from damage. The Christmas tree will be placed up against the box during storage, and it is possible for the brown color of the box to transfer over to the tree. When wrapping your Christmas tree, you can either purchase an artificial tree cover or use a light cloth.
  4. Gently place the tree in the box: The best way to prevent your tree from suffering from damage is to place it into the box as gently as possible. If the tree is not easily fitting back into the box, do not jam it, but instead consider purchasing a larger tree storage box.
  5. Store the tree horizontally: While storing your tree vertically will not directly cause damage, the tree is more prone to falling which can cause damage. In order to prevent your tree from falling over, store it laying horizontally instead. Do not place any items on top of your Christmas tree during storage. This can cause the branches of the Christmas tree to bend or become damaged.
  6. Store the tree in a climate controlled storage unit: While it is common to store your Christmas tree in your basement or garage, these areas are prone to fluctuations in temperature and humidity which can damage the tree. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity can cause mold or mildew to form on the tree or color from the box to transfer over to the tree. A climate controlled storage unit will maintain a steady range of temperature and humidity to protect your sensitive items.

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Are you looking for a storage facility near you? Tri-Village Self Storage has a storage facility in downtown Columbus, Grandview Heights, OH, and Plain City, OH, on Trabue Rd! Our storage facilities are 100 percent climate controlled, making us a smart option for storing items that are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature or humidity. Reserve a 5×5 or 5×10 storage unit for storing a Christmas tree and other holiday decorations today!

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