Christmas is over and with that households around the world will be taking down their seasonal decorations. For those removing real trees, this can mean your whole house ends up covered in a sprinkling of pine needles.
In a video, she explained: “Removing the Christmas tree is one of the messiest jobs, but not if you have an old bed sheet.”
She filmed her partner testing out the hack they have dubbed “the Treerito”. In the video, the man can be seen laying an old sheet onto their living room floor before grabbing the tree from the top.
He gently lays the three flat onto the sheet, making sure none of its branches are touching their living room floor. Next, he rolls the sheet around the tree to create a burrito shape.
Then, bunching the corners of the sheet, he is able to create handles to lift and carry the tree out of the house, without dropping any needles as he goes. Jenny added that the hack makes what is “typically a two-person job” much easier.
“Before I was married my 5’2 friend and I carried my tree out this way,” she said. “It may not work for a larger tree though.”
Her video has amassed 14.3K “likes” at the time of writing, as well as 218 comments from viewers. A user posting under the handle @trishica said: “Clever. I use swept 20 times. I should have waited until I saw this.”
Erin wrote: “Oh my God this is genius! I have to send it to my husband!” Similarly, Chrissy added: “I take my own tree out and it makes a mess. I wish I see this before I just did it. Maybe I’ll remember next time.”
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Others said they have always used this hack after having success. Mercedes said: “I do this every year.” Vanessa added: “My mom did that for years no mess no fuss just wrap and throw.”
Some users recommended using a tarp instead of an old sheet as this can be better for larger trees. However, not everyone was sold on the sheet hack.
Leslianne Lake explained how she simply puts her vacuum to work after removing the tree, writing: “I just dragged ours out the back door and then vacuumed up 10,000,000,000 needles.”
How to properly dispose of a Christmas tree
Once the festive season has drawn to a close, local authorities often arrange drop-off points or special collections of real Christmas trees. This typically takes place in early January.
You can find out your local authority’s specific plans by visiting their website, where they will advertise the dates along with any other changes to collections over the Christmas period.
Recyclenow.com explained: “‘Real’ trees are recyclable and can be shredded into chippings which are then used locally in parks or woodland areas.”
Before putting your Christmas tree out for collection you should make sure to remove all tinsel and decorations along with any pots or stands.