Practical and Helpful Tips: Stands

How to Buy a Real Christmas Tree It’s officially December, so it’s time to get that Christmas tree if you’ve not yet done so. One of the clearest signs that your family is getting ready to celebrate this Christmas is that they’re bringing home a nice tree. To make it easier for you, below are tips to help you select that perfect real Christmas tree. Measure the space
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Before you begin shopping for a perfect tree, you should figure out where you’ll place it in your house. After choosing the spot, be sure to measure the ceiling height as well as the width of your space. You also will need to measure the width of your front door and any narrow spaces your tree will pass through before you put in the right space. Record these measurements. Have a tape measure at hand while shopping. It’ll help you measure the trees you’re considering.
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How your Christmas tree will stand up There are various Christmas tree stands available, but most people love to fashion support for the tree using a large bucket or pot. If your tree is a bit tall, its trunk will have a large diameter, so your stand needs to be stronger. When buying a stand, choose one with some water to keep your tree looking fresh during Christmas. Place a waterproof covering, such as plastic, where the tree will stand to avoid ruining the carpet or getting watermarks on your floor. If the tree is so huge, or you worry about it flipping over, you should attach the stand to a big, flat plywood to widen your tree’s base, make it stable and protect the floor as well. Where to place your Christmas tree Where your Christmas tree is placed is very important as certain areas of your home may pose a fire risk. You’ll want to avoid areas such as near heaters, fireplaces as well as in direct sunlight. Choosing that perfect real Christmas tree Your tree should offer adequate space between branches where you can place decorations. The branches should also be sturdy enough to hold heavier decorations. Your tree will look better with decorations hanging straight. To test your Christmas tree, hang your decorations on a number of branches to find out if there’s room for the decorations to hang straight. To tell if the tree is fresh, its needles should look green, fresh and shiny–not brown or dry. Pull on a few branches to ensure the needles do not fall off. Once you’re home, remove about 2 centimeter of the bottom of its trunk so the tree can absorb water immediately. Your tree should stand fully vertical.