We are the fake people! Real trees are beautiful, but we’ve been Floridians for way too long, and real trees just don’t last that well in the Florida heat. The truth be told, I think our little Yorkie would eat all the fallen pine needles. I also feel like I’m saving the environment by having a fake tree and recycling it every year! And I like the fake ones. I love the wonderful pine scent of real trees. However, they make amazing pine scented candle. Check out our tips for How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree.
Every year we take down our Christmas stuff from the attic, shop for more stuff to add to our growing collection of Christmas decorations and decide what color scheme we are going to do. This year we decided to set up three trees, 1 is our large family tree where Santa drops off all the presents, the other is our little tree we put in the entrance hall, and Little Dude has a tiny tree in his room.
How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree, Wreath, or Garland
*** I recommend having the vacuum nearby!
1. Remove the tree, wreath, or garland from whatever you are storing it in
2. Separate the parts, sections. Be careful of the wires if pre-light
3. Gentle vacuum off the tree, wreath or garland, vacuum with a dust buster or sweeper. If you don’t have a less powerful vacuum, then use a blow dryer on low or cool setting to blow off dust.
4. Use Swifter Dusters to dust off branches.
5. If pre-light, check to make sure all the lights are working, replace any bulbs that are out.
What are some of the ways you get ready for the holidays?