Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, right? Why is it not relaxing? It’s probably because I’ve been using my free time to
attempt to plan our wedding. Isn’t that supposed to be something fun? Why don’t I think it’s fun? Perhaps it’s because I’m trying to plan a wedding in one country while I live in another. Maybe because I’m a control freak do it yourself-er and I can’t do ANYTHING from here. It’s not fun. It’s a fun sucking succubus. I give up. I’m emailing wedding planners. They can sort that out…
But I, I can show you this magic trick to make the frustrating task of trying to cram that artificial Christmas tree, back into that little, itty bitty box that you never thought it would fit back into. The secret, is cling wrap.
Yep, easy peasy, take the tree apart and then press all of the branches together as best you can. Then take the roll of cling wrap, it’s easiest if you take the roll out of the box. It works best if you wrap a few times around each layer of branches to hold them down first. Tear the cling wrap by running cutting edge from the box along the cling wrap.
Then once the branches are secure wrap securely all the way around, compressing it tightly. Then pop the pieces back in the box! I even was able to fit most of the ornaments and the lights in the box with the tree. Fantastic space saver! But now that all of the Christmas decorations are put away…I suppose I should think about wedding planning again? Argh! Wish me luck!
Happy New Year!