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Tree Trimming 101

These clever products and expert tips will help you trim a lovely holiday tree and stash and organize the decorations so you'll easily find them next year.

By Laura Serino

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First Things First
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First Things First

Choose a tree at least one foot shorter than your ceiling to leave room for a topper. Allow for several inches of clearance from walls so there is enough room to decorate all sides.

Once you've brought the tree inside, let it settle for a day before decorating. Trim crooked branches or those touching the ground with heavy-duty scissors or pruners.

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