Woman shares lazy Christmas tree hack to save decorations next year – everyone says it’s genius, but there’s a warning
IT’S the start of 2023, the Christmas and New Year parties are over, and we’re preparing to put the decorations back up in the attic.
Wrapping up the baubles and glitter and dismantling the reusable Christmas tree isn’t nearly as fun as putting it up, but one TikTok user just made things easier.
Imagine: it’s Christmas 2023 and it’s time to go up to the attic to get the decorations.
Despite our best efforts, the fairy lights are tangled, the glitter is in knots and the Christmas tree branches are scattered across the floor like a puzzle.
It’s a nightmare we’d rather avoid, and according to TikTok user Abitofme123, you don’t need to take down the tree at all, let alone box up your balls.
Nearly 29,000 people follow the homeowner, who posts videos about her town hall renovation, plus DIY home, fashion and lifestyle content.
In a recent video, she explains her festive hack to make next Christmas a breeze.
She captioned the clip: “You don’t have to dress it up next year – win, win!”
The footage shows the woman climbing a ladder into the attic, which she is piled high with bags and boxes.
As the camera pans across the room, it settles on a fake Christmas tree, standing proudly with baubles and glitter still hanging from the branches.
The text reads: “When someone says you’ll never have room for a full tree in your attic. Lazy or smart?”
If you’re someone who’s already shuddering at the thought of putting up the Christmas tree in 11 months, then this could be a game-changer.
The TikTok user’s followers have called her hack ‘brilliant’ and can’t believe they didn’t think of it themselves.
“Why didn’t we do this, the opening is wide enough,” declared one lamenting user.
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“This is brilliant,” gushed a second.
“I’m doing this, thanks, just brilliant,” exclaimed a third.
But not everyone was so impressed with the homeowner’s festive hack, and had a warning for anyone who dares to try it.
“BUT WHAT ABOUT THE EDDERS,” asked one concerned viewer.
Another agreed: “Watch the spiders nest in it and when you take it down they get covered in dust and bugs. I’d rather buy a pop-up tree if I feel like it.”
Fortunately, the homeowner has covered all eventualities.
She replied to her followers: “I’ve never seen anyone in our loft, surprisingly. I hate spiders, but I love my attic – we don’t get many in there.
“I’ve covered it in cling film now.”