How to Clean and Store your Artificial Christmas Tree

How to Clean and Store your ACT

One of the best things about owning a fake Christmas tree is the fact that you can use it again for years. But in order for it to remain as beautiful and lush as when you first bought it, you have to take proper care of it especially when you’re about to store it. Here is an easy-to-follow guide on how to clean and store your artificial Christmas tree once your yuletide celebrations have come to an end.


Silver and Gold Ornaments
Photo by Laura of Pet Scribbles

1. Remove all your Christmas ornaments first. Make sure that they are: categorized according to type, wrapped in tissue paper, and stored in an airtight plastic container. Place these in a cool and dry location—away from sunlight and heat sources. Check our practical guide for tips on creative and efficient storage ideas.


Jamie Costiglio's Clifton Pine
Photo by Jamie of Jamie Costiglio

2. Next, take down all of the lights and separate all connections. Untangle the lines and store them in dry location far from sunlight and other sources of heat. If you’d like to learn more, we have an easy step-by-step guide on how to store your Christmas lights.

Fluffing Your Christmas Tree

3. Before dismantling your tree, you need to ensure its branches are free from dust and debris. Gently sweep the branches and trunks with your vacuum on medium speed. You may need to mildly move some of the branches to get to the deeper parts—be careful when you do so.

4. Make a mixture of warm water and soap. Dip a clean towel in the soap solution, thenoftly wipe the branches. If your Christmas tree is pre-lit, use a dry and clean rag instead.


Rhoda's Snap tree
Photo by Rhoda for Tree Classics

5. Now is the perfect time to start disassembling your tree. Unfluff the branches and make sure that they are all facing one direction. Flatten the foliage using your hands and separate the sections afterwards.


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Jen’s Christmas Tree Storage Tips for Tree Classics

6. Once everything has been taken down, store your tree in its original box. These boxes are sturdy enough to protect your tree from any bumps while it is in storage. You can also purchase our Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag, which can store artificial Christmas trees that are up to 7.5 feet tall. It is made of durable red polyester fabric, promising years of protection for your holiday centerpiece.

7. Store your tree in a dry and cool location far from direct sunlight, vents, and high places. The most ideal location is the closet, where it can’t easily fall over and bend the branches.

Follow this easy and helpful guide from the Tree Classics blog to keep your tree beautiful for years to come!

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