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People left divided after woman reveals she washes her Christmas tree

Joe Harker

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People left divided after woman reveals she washes her Christmas tree

Featured Image Credit: Facebook / Mums Who Clean

One woman's festive trick when it comes to her Christmas tree has left people very split over whether it's the right thing to do.

The exact date you're allowed to put up the Christmas tree is getting closer and obviously, you want it up as soon as possible to enjoy the maximum tree time in the year.

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For those wanting to know, the traditional time you can start with the tree is the beginning of Advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas.

Since Christmas is on a Sunday this year that means Advent falls on 27 November this year, so you won't actually have to wait until December for it to be socially acceptable this time.

As the years go by, more and more people are turning towards artificial trees as well, meaning for many families the tree is a familiar fixture for years, rather than something to be disposed off once the festive fun is over and it starts dropping needles.

However, one woman has caused a bit of a stir by doing something very strange with her Christmas tree, and that's washing it before it's time to use it again.

Washing the Christmas tree, clever idea or annoying chore? Credit: ehrlif / Alamy Stock Photo
Washing the Christmas tree, clever idea or annoying chore? Credit: ehrlif / Alamy Stock Photo

Think about it, the tree stays up for about a month gathering dirt, dust, and whatever else might be thrown at it over the December weeks, then it goes into a box for the rest of the year and doesn't get cleaned.

After a few years of this, your family favourite tree might secretly be getting quite dirty and you probably wouldn't even notice, but that doesn't mean the dirt wouldn't be there.

After posting her solution to Facebook, the woman left people really split over this as some reckon it's a stroke of genius and wondered why they never thought of it, while others think giving your Christmas tree a bath is a bit weird.

In the pro-washing Christmas tree camp, people were saying it was 'a great idea' and 'seems so obvious' to be a thing you should do.

Others who were already on this bandwagon explained that the sheer amount of dust they wash off every year 'never ceases to surprise', making it a worthwhile effort.

How long have you had your Christmas tree, does it need a wash? Credit: ehrlif / Alamy Stock Photo
How long have you had your Christmas tree, does it need a wash? Credit: ehrlif / Alamy Stock Photo

The woman explained that she 'went from a pet to pet free home' so thought it was a good idea to wash the tree, and more joined in to agree that having pets made washing the tree a clever move.

A few people said their dogs had taken to peeing on the Christmas tree, making washing it the obvious course of action.

However, others weren't convinced by this trick, saying there was 'no way' they'd ever be giving their tree a wash.

One person said they didn't want 'another thing I must clean', while someone else reckoned they were 'definitely not going to worry' about washing the tree.

A third chimed in to say they daren't risk washing their tree as it would probably 'fall to pieces'.

Topics: Home, Christmas

Joe Harker
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