How to Clean a Fake White Christmas Tree

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Things You'll Need

  • Feather Duster

  • Spray Bottle

  • Water

  • Vinegar

  • Sunlight

Tip

This method works best when it is warm and sunny outside. If you live in a climate that is cold during the winter, think ahead and clean your tree in the summer. Store your tree in a cool, dry place.

Warning

Never use bleach to spray on your tree. Its chemical properties will damage the branches.

If Christmas rolls around and your fake white Christmas tree looks a little dusty or yellow, you'll want to clean and freshen it up before you decorate. Here are some easy steps to cleaning your fake white Christmas tree.

Cleaning a Fake White Christmas Tree

Step 1

Remove your Christmas tree from storage. Use a feather duster or something similar to remove any dust or particles that may be lingering on the branches from storage.

Step 2

If the tree is not assembled, assemble it. Carry it outside.

Step 3

Fill the empty spray bottle with three parts vinegar and one part water. Shake well to mix.

Step 4

In the sunlight, spray all of the branches of the tree with your vinegar and water solution. Make sure all branches are coated.

Step 5

Leave your tree in the sunlight for at least 12 hours. The sunlight will naturally bleach out the areas where the vinegar and water solution has been sprayed.

Step 6

Once the tree has dried and been cleaned, bring it inside and enjoy.


Kay Ireland

Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.