How to Clean Your Artificial Christmas Tree

When it comes to your Christmas décor, the tree is the centerpiece of Christmas in your home. That means choosing the right tree is crucial but no easy task.

Our goal with this post is to help you choose the right tree and offer tips on keeping your tree in tip top shape so that you can reuse your artificial tree for years to come.

Maintaining your tree is crucial and believe it or not, it’s actually really easy. So, keep reading and we will give you great tips on cleaning your artificial Christmas tree.

Why You Should Clean Your Tree

On average, artificial Christmas trees are used for 10 years. In order to keep your artificial tree looking great it needs to be cleaned. Cleaning your tree is easy so it’s important that you don’t skip this step. Since trees decorate your home for at least a month, they can collect dust and need to be maintained on a consistent basis.

Maintaining Artificial Trees Versus Real Trees

The right artificial Christmas tree will look just like a real tree but without all the hassle.

Here are some reasons why you need to opt for an artificial tree instead of a real tree:

  • Real trees have pine needles that fall off tree and take time to clean them up
  • Unlike real trees, artificial trees do not need to be watered
  • Artificial Christmas trees can be used for at least 10 years so they're more economical than real trees
  • When it comes to storage, artificial trees are easy to disassemble and easy to store (especially in tight spaces)
  • Once Christmas is over, real trees need to be thrown out or recycled which can be a hassle, and a potential risk to the environment (if improperly disposed of).

How to Clean Your Tree

Cleaning your artificial Christmas tree is a breeze.

Once a week, when you’re dusting your furniture, simply dust off your tree. If you have a tall tree, use a feather duster to dust the branches that you can’t reach. Here is a great one on Amazon.

When you’re assembling or disassembling your tree, use a rag with soapy water to clean the branches. For the crevices of the tree, use a toothbrush with soapy water to deep clean your artificial Christmas tree.

Isn’t that so easy!?

Preparing Your Tree for Christmas

Like we mentioned, you should clean your tree when you take it out of storage every year. This is a quick process and then your tree will be ready for assembly.

Assembly is easy and your tree will be up and ready for decorations in no time.

If you opt for a pre-lit Christmas tree, you won’t have to worry about tangled strands of lights when it comes to decorating your tree - making it more easier to prepare your tree in time for Christmas.

Once your tree is setup, it will be ready for decorations and our trees come with strong branches that can support the ornaments of your choosing. Here is a post on decorating your artificial Christmas tree.

The Top 5 Artificial Christmas Trees

The beauty of artificial Christmas trees that we offer is that most of them come pre-lit. This is a big deal because if a bulb goes out, the rest of the bulbs don’t go out like they do with the traditional strands of Christmas lights.

If we’ve convinced you by now that you need an artificial Christmas tree, check out our popular trees. We offer a range of sizes and they are all easy to maintain and clean. If you want to check out more of our trees check out the Christmas tree section on our site.

Christmas Tree with Clear Lights, Frosted Tips, Pinecones and a Burlap Bag: This tree is gorgeous and small and is a great option if you want a Christmas tree for a tabletop or a desk top. It comes decked out with pinecones and is so beautiful as it comes so it doesn’t even need decorations.

Royal Grand Christmas Tree with Clear Lights: This beautiful tree is 7.5 feet tall and is perfect if you have tall ceilings and want a big tree to festively brighten up the space you put it in.

Pine and Berry Christmas Tree: This medium size Christmas tree is covered in berries and pinecones. Since it looks so amazing as is, you can choose whether or not you want to add Christmas decorations to it.

Boxwood Cone With Lights: Another pre-lit option, the Boxwood Cone With Lights is the perfect option if you have a small space for your tree as it is very slender.

Red Flocked Fraser Fir: Want something festive and unique? This tree is red and comes with 500 lights. A red tree is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit and impress houseguests.

Storing Your Tree

Be sure to keep the box your Christmas tree came in so that you can store your Christmas tree in the box. This will avoid it getting dusty or dirty and make it easier to clean when you re-assemble it next year.

Taking apart your tree is easy and makes it a breeze to store no matter the size of your attic or closet that you put it in.

When it comes to your Christmas tree decorations, get a storage container to store them in. Here is a great one for you to order.

Why Choose Nearly Natural for Your Christmas Tree

Nearly Natural was founded by a horticulturalist who had immaculate attention to detail. Based on his knowledge of flowers, plants and trees, he created products that look exactly like the real thing. His talent transcended time and exists in all the products that we create.

We have tons of Christmas trees to choose from that range in size, color, lights and natural décor like pinecones and berries. Our Christmas trees look so real that your house guests will thing you have the real deal.

We also offer free shipping and hassle-free returns so that you can find the perfect Christmas tree for your home.

Final Thoughts

Compared to real Christmas trees, artificial Christmas trees are hassle free and easy to clean and maintain.

The artificial trees that we offer are easy to set up, disassemble and store. If you take good care of your artificial Christmas tree, it will last for at least 10 years making it more economical than a real tree.

We have plenty of options of gorgeous trees and you’ll be sure to find one that aligns with the space you have in your home or apartment. Whether it’s a small tree or a big tree, we have the perfect tree for you.

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