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
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.