Having just moved to a new house, I know just how annoying storing a lot of Christmas decorations from year to year can be. The boxes take up a large amount of space, and often store-bought decorations do not have the appeal of natural decorations.
This year, why not save your storage space for more useful items, such as a canning pantry or stockpile of food, by switching from store-bought decorations to natural decorations at Christmas?
This year I plan to get rid of many of my old decorations and try a more natural style of decorating as well. If you live in an area where pine trees and other traditional Christmas greenery grows naturally, then decorating naturally should be easy. Otherwise, you may have to make do by purchasing some greenery from a local nursery or online store.
Natural Tree at Christmas?
Last year, we purchased a real Christmas tree for the first time. I thought it would be a huge hassle, but it was actually easy to care for.
Fewer needles dropped than I thought they would, and all we had to do was give it a little water each day. I also loved smelling the piney scent and when Christmas was over, we didn’t have to find a place to store the tree in our house. Christmas trees, you see, are recyclable!
You can even cut up old Christmas trees after the holiday and use the wood in your fuel stockpile.