Celebrate Spring Holidays with these Festive Ideas
Tree Classics obviously loves Christmas! But we’re not holiday snobs. We appreciate celebration in any form.
When the snow melts and Santa puts his sleigh up for the season, we enjoy the traditions and festivities associated with our favorite spring holidays.
So put away those red and green decorations, and pack your artificial Christmas tree into the storage. It’s time to celebrate the coming of spring!
We feed them, clean them, play with them, and even talk to them. We love our pets and, in many ways, they love us back. Pets provide us companionship, comfort, and amusement. What we don’t realize is how beneficial these adorable animals can be to our physical and mental well-being. This May, celebrate National Pet Month by learning about the positive effects of caring for a furry friend.
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1. Reduce Stress
After a difficult day, a pet can be just the thing to lift up your spirits. Research shows that people performing stressful tasks were more relaxed when accompanied by their pets. Spending time with a pet dog or cat induces physical changes in our bodies that enhance our mood. Cortisol levels are lowered and serotonin, a hormone associated with happiness, is increased.
2. Prevent Allergies
Studies reveal that children who grow up in a home with furry pets, such as cats and dogs, develop fewer allergies than those who don’t. Even kids who grow up on farms with large, domestic animals have less risk of allergies and asthma. This suggests that exposure to dirt and allergens at an early age strengthens a child’s immune system. This immunity boosting effect, however, only develops in children and does not affect adults with existing allergies.
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Tree Classics Tree Storage Bag
Looking for the perfect way to store your pre-lit artificial Christmas tree? The Tree Classics rolling storage bag makes it easy to store the most important part of your seasonal holiday decorations. It offers a practical, workable solution that’ll keep your tree in top shape for years to come.
Your artificial Christmas tree is an investment worth protecting, and sometimes a closet just won’t cut it. Cardboard boxes fall apart and allow dust to collect in all the tree’s crevices and branches–not what you want to find when you pull it out next holiday season. A quality tree bag will keep your tree dust-free. When you get ready to decorate next year, you won’t have to worry about shaking out the dust, so your family will be able to focus on what really matters-the ornaments, garland and lights.
The Large TreeKeeper Pro Tree Storage Bag measures 65 inches in diameter and is tall enough to accommodate a 7.5- to 9-foot tall tree. Secure straps make it easy to adjust the bag to fit a variety of different sizes. And because it’s on wheels, you’ll be able to transport it without trouble, so getting it out at the beginning of next season won’t be a hassle. It’s also easy to transport in case of a move.
Extra reinforced storage space at the bottom of the TreeKeeper Pro Storage bag allows room for decorations, accessories or lights–no more tangled wires next season! And the reinforced polyester fabric is weather-resistant, made to last for years to come without getting musty or moldy. Whether you have a white Christmas tree or a pre-lit artificial tree, this storage bag is a worthwhile investment for your home and can make decorating next year exponentially simpler.
If you’re not unbending your tree from a poor storage situation, dusting or trying to find the parts of a tree stand lost in the back of a closet, you can instead enjoy the real meaning of the season: spending time with your family and friends as you decorate your home. That makes all the difference!
10 Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to feel overwhelming.
Sure, the dust has had a year to accumulate, but you can bust that unwanted stuff in a hurry with these 10 spring cleaning tips.
Get your home in order and sparkling just in time for warmer weather. Then, open the windows and enjoy! Continue reading
House plants are among the few decorating items that combine aesthetics and functionality. Not only do they add a touch of natural elegance to any indoor space, but they also provide benefits to homeowners.
First, they reduce the presence of pollutants and toxins in the air and provide fresh, clean oxygen. Second, they balance the internal humidity of any room. Third, certain house plants provide simple and quick home remedies.
Here are a few wonderful plants that add a lovely and healthy dimension to your own living space:
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It’s springtime! Everything seems to be stirring to life after a long winter season. Finally, a reprieve from the winter blues after the holidays have been boxed up for the year.
Your artificial Christmas tree might be packed away until next winter, but you can pull out a few white or cream colored poinsettias from the Christmas decorations to set off yellow daisies and pink roses. Now is the time to think about springtime flower arrangements to give your home a fresh, bright feel.
Simplicity is in style this season, so it’s easy for you to create classic flower arrangements of your own using fresh cut flowers from your garden or from a local florist. Go with monochromatic color combinations–poppies and tulips are a lively, bright duo that lend cheeriness to any room.
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By coupling colorful arrangements with simple, modern vases or bowls, you can mix and match an accent that will work well in any room of your home.
Check off These Spring Cleaning Tasks to Refresh Your Home for Warmer Weather
Spring is in the air. Also in the air: a winter’s worth of dust.
Welcome the warmer weather by refreshing your house with these spring cleaning tips.
The Storage Closet
The storage closet – a catch all for the discarded and forgotten. When you organize this space, you’ll bust the dust and add life to your belongings.
One item that can easily get crunched in a storage space is your artificial Christmas tree. Keep your tree in top form and save storage space with a Christmas tree storage bag. You can also organize other Christmas or holiday décor by putting stackable, labeled bins in your storage closet.
The public library is an amazing repository of knowledge that is free to anyone. Unfortunately, it seems that with the pervasiveness of digital media and the World Wide Web, poring over hardbound and paperback reads is fast becoming a vanishing practice. To celebrate National Library Week starting this April 14, we offer some great reasons to pick up the reading habit.
1. Boost Brainpower
Like any muscle, the brain benefits from a good workout. Reading is an active mental process that is intellectually more demanding than watching TV or listening to the radio. By keeping your brain active, reading helps make you smarter and keep your concentration sharp as you grow older.
Decorating your home in a way that works comfortably for you and your family is one thing. Keeping it fresh and updated from season to season, though, can seem overwhelming! Just when do you bring out the cornucopias and pumpkins? How do you plan the best styles for spring? What about storing seasonal decorations for the rest of the year? Continue reading
Knowing exactly where to find your keys and coat in the morning just makes the world seem right. If you’re feeling more like the world is out of order, you’ll appreciate these 20 organizing tips.
Use a cord organizer to hide unsightly cords.
Let’s face it. American advertising knows where you live. Keep junk mail from piling up with a mail station at the entrance of your home.
One easy way to keep couch clutter down is to eliminate pillow excess. Fewer pillows mean fewer places for clutter to hide.