|When I take the tree down, each color set of branches is tied together with twine. |
All the red branches are together, all the blue, and on and on.
So much easier to set up the next year. Tie it with a bow so that it is easy
to undo next year.
Make sure to fill the sides of the container not just the middle! Push the set in there to the side and squeeze in the next set.
|See all that wasted space? Press this one to the side and put the next one in|
that space. They will hold each other in place.
Let's talk tree storage container now. We used the original box for our first artificial tree for a couple of years before it fell apart. Then the hubster built a beautiful scrap wood and particle board box. That was great until the pipe broke and flooded the basement. Wood and water are not a good mix. Now we use two large plastic boxes. You need to be sure at least one of the boxes (if you need more than one) is long enough for the longest piece of center pole. Remember, though, that the pole pieces can go in diagonally up and down with the branches stuffed in around it. Measure the inside of the box inside diagonally before buying it.
If you have a minute, let me know when you take down your tree in the comment section. I've been accused on doing it too soon. I try to have it down by the first. Too soon???