There are some common mistakes that people make when they’re shopping for an artificial Christmas tree, but, fortunately for you, I have outlined the most common ones so that you don’t have to learn about them the hard way. These are the things you should NOT do when buying an artificial christmas tree.
Forgetting To Check Size of The Room
Probably the most common mistake that people make when they are shopping for a Christmas tree, artificial or live, is that they forget to check the measurements of the space where they intend to put the tree. It is important to take measurements of the height and width of your space to ensure that it will be able to adequately accommodate your chosen tree. Most homes have ceilings that are about 8 feet tall and the most popular height for Christmas trees is 7.5 feet.
You can also get trees that are as high as 9 or 10 feet or even taller, but obviously if your ceiling is only 8 feet then you will have a problem. You also need to factor in the size of your tree stand and your tree topper to make sure that the tree will fit comfortably in your space. With live trees you maybe able cut them down to size, but with artificial trees this will not be an option, so before you buy take measurements.
Holding Out For A Christmas Tree To Go On Sale
When you see a Christmas tree and you fall in love with it, get it. Waiting to see if it goes on sale closer to the holidays is a huge mistake because you could end up missing out on the chance to get that tree. You have to be realistic and realize that if you fell in love with this particular tree then it is highly likely that other people will as well, and most of those people will actually purchase the tree instead of waiting around for the price to drop.
The Christmas trees that go on sale are the ones that no one really likes and even then they will normally go on sale only a day or two before Christmas or, more commonly, after Christmas Day. The trees that are left over after everyone has purchased all the best ones are the ones that end up going on sale and so that one that you have been eyeing since Halloween probably won’t make it to the sale rack. In fact, the best Christmas trees are often all snatched up long before Thanksgiving.
Not Buying Online
It may be tempting to purchase your artificial Christmas tree at your local store where you can see and touch them, but by choosing not to get one online you could be selling yourself short. Your local retailer will only have so many Christmas trees for you to choose from and chances are that they will only be available in a few different size options. When you shop for your Christmas tree online, however, you will have tons of options to choose from to find the tree that is best for you.
The prices online are very competitive as well, so you could also end up saving a bunch of money. What’s more, the trees that are for sale online will normally have reviews from people who have purchased that exact tree before, to give you a good idea about the quality of the tree. At your local retailer you will basically have to take the word of the sales associate about the quality of the tree, and we all know how much you can trust what a sales rep has to say about a product they are trying to sell.
Avoid these three classic mistakes and you could very well end up with the beautiful artificial Christmas tree that you want and in the size that you need, and have it to enjoy all holiday long while some other person who did not read this article is still waiting for their tree to go on sale. Now aren’t you happy that you took the time to read? Happy holidays!