How to Store a Christmas Tree in an Apartment

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “how to store a christmas tree in an apartment?” and provide you with insights on how you can enhance your holiday storage abilities and try to keep as many memories as you can.

How to store a Christmas tree in an apartment?

The way to store a christmas tree in an apartment is to buy a fake tree, disassemble it by separating the leaves and branches, and then putting it into the original box it came in. 

You can store the tree box in a dry area in your closet. Make sure the moisture in the storage area is a bit less so that the tree does not get damaged.

What if I have a real christmas tree?

If you have a real christmas tree, the most logical thing to do would be to get rid of it from the apartment. If you have a small apartment, a real christmas tree is not a feasible solution.

Real trees need to be looked after. They need to be put outside in a very specific temperature for some time and then they need to be put inside to keep away from the extreme temperatures. 

You will also need to constantly make sure you water the tree the proper way and in a small apartment, this is probably not the best idea. A tree is not a small plant that you might be able to take care of.

A christmas tree requires extra attention. You can put the tree in a garden and plant it there to sustain on its own. You can also give it to any house or your neighbours or friends who love gardening as a challenge.

How to Store Your Christmas Tree?

Your best bet is to store your tree upright, shielded by a tree covering. An XXL trash bag should do the trick for most smaller and medium-sized trees. 

Research. If your tree is bigger or you want more protection, it is worth purchasing a specially designed upright tree cover, which usually comes in three different sizes.

If you are not sure about size, it is always a smart idea to err on the side of a bigger one so you do not damage your tree in the storage process.

 And always make sure the covering is water-proof to avoid damage (and the counter-productive need to replace your tree next season)

If you do not have room in your home to store the tree upright, most artificial trees come apart in three or more sections. 

So you can disconnect the parts, compress the boughs, and then store them in the bag, which you can tuck away in your storage space. 

Just make sure to choose a sturdy bag with heavy handles, as the bag will be quite heavy when you go to set up your tree next time.

Whether you store it upright or disassembled, keep in mind that artificial trees are made of meltable material, so you will want to avoid spaces that get too hot. 

And one more piece of advice: No matter what type of storage option you choose, aim to snag one after the holidays, when they will likely be a fraction of the original price.

Conclusion 

In this brief article, we answered the question, “how to store a christmas tree in an apartment?” and provided you with insights on how you can enhance your holiday storage abilities and try to keep as many memories as you can.

References 

https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/use-this-tip-to-store-your-fake-christmas-tree-in-a-snap/
https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-store-artificial-christmas-tree-36855503

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