How to Store a Christmas Tree
December 29, 2021

The Christmas tree is a non-negotiable Christmas item, everyone needs one! But, there is nothing worse than bringing your Christmas tree and decorations out of storage, and seeing that they've grown mould, parts are broken, and they smell musty. That certainly isn’t how you want to start the festive season. Knowing how to store a Christmas tree and decorations is key, and we are here to help you with that.

It’s true that you could avoid a lot of the mould and must, by purchasing a real Christmas tree, but it is far more cost-effective to buy a fake Christmas tree. Real Christmas trees can cost around £40-£60, sometimes more. That's a lot of money to spend each year on a tree that you’re only going to have in your home for a few weeks. You should instead invest in a high-quality artificial Christmas tree and maintain it. It will save you a lot of money in the long run.

When to Take a Christmas Tree Down

Taking down the Christmas tree is everyone’s least favourite part of Christmas, but it has to be done! There is a lot of debate on when is the right time to take down a Christmas tree. Many believe you should take down your Christmas tree 12 days after Christmas day, which is 6th January. For the superstitious, the tree needs to be taken down on New Year's Eve. This is to avoid bringing bad luck into the next year.

Ultimately, it is up to you when you take down your Christmas tree!

How to Store an Artificial Christmas Tree

Artificial Christmas trees come in boxes when you first buy them, and many choose to continue storing them in these boxes. However, these boxes are usually cardboard and not durable. Especially if you store your Christmas tree in an attic or basement. It’s far better to keep it in a sturdy, purpose-built storage container. A Christmas tree storage box such as this Really Useful Box 77 litres with 2 trays, is ideal. This storage box is solid plastic with a lid and clip handles, meaning your tree and decorations will be secure. It’s so sturdy you can stack other boxes on top without worry. No dust and debris will be able to get through this storage box.

We have a whole range of Really Useful Boxes available, you won’t ever have to worry about how to store your Christmas tree and decorations ever again!

How to Store Your Christmas Decorations

A selection of pink and gold baubles in various sizes are carefully placed in a storage box.A selection of pink and gold baubles in various sizes are carefully placed in a storage box.

Much like your artificial tree, Christmas decorations like baubles and tinsel can get broken or become mouldy if not stored properly. The first thing you need to do is wrap them up. Bubble wrap is perfect for all decorations. If you have baubles that could break easily, wrap them in a couple of layers of bubble wrap to protect them. There’s nothing worse than finding your favourite decoration has gotten broken when you’re opening up all the decoration boxes. 

Once your baubles are all wrapped up, pop them into a storage box. This is where the Really Useful Boxes come in once again. The Christmas Tree storage box we mentioned earlier contains a bauble insert and a light tidy insert. If this isn’t enough for all of your decorations, why not go for a 35-litre pack of 3? As always, these boxes are transparent, solid plastic and come with a lid and clip lock handles. You’ll be the envy of all of your friends when it comes to Christmas storage and organisation with these storage boxes! 

Why not take it to the next level and label all of your boxes using a Dynamo Embosser Omega? That way, even with all of your decorations wrapped up, you’ll know what is in what box!

Having reliable storage for your Christmas tree and decorations will ensure they last for years, saving you money and stress. You can find all Really Useful Boxes here. For the best Christmas inspiration, follow us on Instagram!