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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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Belles of the Ball
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Belles of the Ball

Hang heavier ornaments near the trunk, where branches are sturdiest. Place lightweight ones (that don't need as much support) on tips. Save special heirloom and family favorites for the front of the tree so they'll be most prominent.

Take a step back and check for areas that need more decoration. "There's no real formula here, but in my opinion, the less green you see, the better," says Olszewski. Use basic shiny balls that will reflect the light to fill in any gaps.

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