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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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Light the Way
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Light the Way

Olszewski suggests using at least 50 lights per foot—or, for extra brilliance, 100 per foot.

Starting from the top, wrap lights once around branches near the trunk and again closer to branch tips.

Repeat as you work your way down. A mix of traditional colored lights with white ones makes the hues pop, says Olszewski.

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