Today, I’m going to share with you my 5 Best Christmas Quick Tips of all time, that will make the holidays and festivities go so much smoother. Let me give you a reprieve on your inbox flooding of retail offers and sales and share these great tips!
5 Best Christmas Quick Tips Of All Time
First and foremost, the tree. If you haven’t already picked yours up, now’s the time. When buying your tree, ask when the trees were cut down. This does matter because the fresher the tree, the longer it will last. Needles won’t drop as much as an “older” tree, and a newer cut tree will keep drinking water and absorbing the nutrients it needs to keep needles intact, and prolong its life. I go more in detail, here.
Speaking of needles, want to know how to keep needles on the tree? I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I’ve been known to pull out my vacuum every single day to suck up those pine needles. Well, I have a solution of this, that I swear by. This is a practice that we follow year after year, and I have proven longevity results. Check it out right here.
The best way to string Christmas lights on the tree took me a few seasons to master. I Googled, YouTube’d and watched “stories” to come up with the quickest and most efficient way to string lights on a Christmas tree. So, I took everything I learned and modified it into what worked best for me. Turns out, it’s a dang great tip! Follow this tip, for sure.
Are you ever left with sap on your hands? Welllllllll, I have the solution for you. This is one of my most viewed quick tips of all time. Whether you’re stinging lights, or putting together an evergreen holiday arrangement, or even working in your garden with a plant that leaves a sticky residue on your skin, this quick tip is a goodie, for sure. All you need is some olive oil. Simple as that. Pour a smidge on the area that is coated with sap, and rub. The sap disappears and who knows where it goes. It’s just gone. And then your hands are soft to boot. Olive oil is great for the skin; nutritious. Win / win right here.
And last but certainly not least,
Please, by all means, tie up your tree. A pet is a Christmas tree’s worst enemy. Even if your pet is docile, their innocent tale wag can send an ornament flying, and could even send your tree toppling over. Trust me, this has happened here before. Install a cup hook to a stud or moulding behind the tree. Use a wire and make a loop around the tree and secure to the hook. Major insurance policy right here. This is a tip that you could do every single year!
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These are my 6 best Christmas quick tips. I certainly speak from experience here. Trust me!