christmas tree

If you haven’t already bought your Christmas tree you may want to hurry up and get that done.  The time is upon us and Christmas will be here before you know it.   Finding the right Christmas tree for your  home can be a lot of fun if you go about it the right way and with a few guidelines. Below are some tips for putting up your Christmas tree without messing up your house.

  • The first thing you should do even before purchasing your Christmas tree is to prepare your home for its arrival.  If you have furniture that will need to be moved out of the way in order for your tree to take its rightful spot in your home then go ahead and move it out of the way before you leave so that when you arrive home you won’t have to worry about it being in your way. 
  • Be sure to put a sheet down before you drag the Christmas tree across your hardwoods.  The sap that is possibly still present in your tree can get onto your hardwood floors and destroy them if you are not careful.   This will also make it easier for you to put the tree where you want it as it will alleviate you having to carry the tree through the house. 
  • Take measurements where you want your tree to go before you go get one.  This way when you are searching for a tree you know exactly what size you will need for the space allotted.  No one wants to pay top dollar for a Christmas tree only to get it home and realize you have to cut three inches or more off so that it won’t hit the ceiling. 
  • Water your tree daily to avoid it catching on fire due to dry and brittle branches.  Be sure if your tree is not freshly cut that you trim at least a half inch off the bottom of the tree before you place it in its stand and water it, otherwise the tree will not be able to absorb the water and therefore will die prematurely and may catch fire.   

Now that you have read these tips for setting up your Christmas tree, you better get on out there and get you one of your own before Christmas has come and gone!

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.