Mistakes You're (Probably) Making With Your Christmas Tree

Christmas is right around the corner, so you're most likely going tree shopping this weekend. But after (even before) you find the perfect tree, there are important things to consider, which in the long run, will make your life a lot easier. READ: Christmas Tree Mold And 10 Other Holiday Health Hazards Whether you get your holiday evergreen from a local lot or a nearby tree farm, our friends over at This Old House offer a few foolproof tips on how to transport it without risking life, limb, or damage to your house. READ: 13 Holiday Parties To Get Your Girlfriends In A Festive Spirit

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    Measure

    Before you leave the house, measure the height of the room where you plan to display the tree; it should be at least a foot taller than the conifer you buy. Also make sure to measure your car's interior storage area and roof. LIKE: This Old House on Facebook
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    Wrap It Up

    Most trees are sold in netting, which you should leave on so that the branches stay tightly bundled. No net? Shake the tree to rid it of loose needles, then wrap it in a blanket or tarp. READ: 99 Amazingly Crafted Gingerbread Houses
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