Storing an Artificial Christmas Tree

Artificial Christmas Tree and Decorations in a Box
If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly. This is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree.

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January 2, 2011

My artificial Christmas tree has "colored" ends on the limbs, which you match up to the base of the tree as you are putting it together. When I take my tree down, I rubber band (large ones) or otherwise secure all the limbs of one color together. Makes it very easy to put the tree together the next time.

By Vicki from Dallas, TX

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January 9, 2008

For those who have bought those little pre-lit artificial Christmas trees and painstakingly decorated them with small ornaments, etc., here's a tip to make it easier for next year, and there after. Don't remove any decorations!

Keep them just the way they are, and cover them with a small kitchen trash bag(to keep off the dust). Store them in a safe, out of the way place, and by next Christmas, they'll be ready to go, with just a little fluffing up.

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January 17, 2018

What would be a good storage container for an artificial Christmas tree? Our tree is 6.5' tall and separates into 3 parts. The first tree we had came in a sturdy cardboard box which lasted for years.

Last year we upgraded to a nicer tree, but the box it came in is now in shreds. There are zipper totes available at the stores, but they are pricey and don't look very sturdy. Any ideas?


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January 18, 20180 found this helpful
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My aunt leaves the tree up. Un-decorate it for sure. Put it into a closet with a sheet over it or in the basement. That way it doesn't get all squished.


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January 18, 20180 found this helpful
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They sell a holiday tree storage bag for $15 at Bed Bath & Beyond. High reviews and in the questions section people claim this bag is spacious and can easily handle a 9 ft tree even!


There are other options too. And with BB&B they have a good return policy no questions asked if it doesn't work out for you.

Another option, would be to use plastic totes. I went to Target yesterday and some were 25% off (holiday ones).


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January 21, 20180 found this helpful
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You can go to an appliance store and ask them to save you a box. After they deliver and install an appliance they take the box back to the store to recycle. If you get a box from a refrigerator you can cut it down to size and make a top out of the excess.

January 22, 20180 found this helpful
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I myself use a huge long plastic storage bin for my Artificial Christmas Tree. Have for over 20 years.


Never had a problem. You can buy them at any big box hardware store like Menards or Home Depot.

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January 2, 2011

When I take down my artificial Christmas tree, I put the top of the tree in the bottom of the box, gather each layer of tree branches together and lay them in order as I take them down. A newspaper can be laid between the layers to separate them. On top goes the stand. This way, there is little frustration in setting up the tree the next year. I also test each set of lights used on the tree, wrap up the cords, and put them in separate grocery bags.

By Judy S. from Valley City, ND

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