Wrap your Christmas tree in plastic! Before I tell you about that, I hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. It’s interesting how your best-laid plans can be interrupted. Since I had surgery a month ago, and put out a pretty big Thanksgiving spread, my mother said she would prepare the Christmas meal this year. But on Christmas Eve, everything changed when my step-father was air-lifted to a Des Moines hospital with a collapsed lung. As of this writing three days later, he’s still there in fair condition.
With kids coming home for the holidays, I was able to scramble to the grocery store before it closed, and get the food from my mother’s refrigerator that she had planned on cooking. The holidays can indeed be stressful, let alone throw in some unexpected happenings. So, with that said, let’s get back to the plastic, as I want to give you a great tip on how to reduce stress for next year. But you need to do something very important this year to make that happen. We usually have two decorated Christmas trees. On one of them, we take all the ornaments and lights off. On the other one, we wrap it up with plastic before it goes into storage. Yes, I said plastic: your regular kitchen “Glad Wrap” or whatever generic plastic wrap you might find in your kitchen. I take the large bows off the tree, so they don’t get smashed. Watch the YouTube video in the link to watch how I do this.
You will be amazed how easy it is to put up your tree next year, while saving time and stress. I’m looking forward to 2023 and hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
God bless your new year!
The Attitude Adjuster