I like to think that I’m smart by not having any decorations around the house beside the tree. It saves me storage space for the 11 months of the year that they aren’t used. I don’t have to worry about dusting them while they are on display. And it also means it doesn’t take long to set up or pack up.
While packing away the tree this year I decided to be smart, in preparation for next year. I decided to tape the instructions for the tree set up to the inside lid of the box. The instructions usually float around at the bottom of the box and the tree is done by the time I find it.
Hopefully next year it will be smooth sailing, taking a bit less time and effort to put the tree together.