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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finding the Best Christmas Tree Storage Bag

Christmas tree bags for every budget.

If, as they say, variety
is the spice of life, the choice we have in Christmas tree bags today is a little like picking out a Christmas gift for your aunt Martha. For at least the past five years or so, it could be argued that too much variety is the problem when deciding which is the best Christmas tree bag. From basic zippered duffel bags, to the latest professional upright storage bags with wheels, there are many types of tree bags to chose from. In order to help you sort things out, let's take a look at the features and qualities that you can expect to find in basic, intermediate and advanced bags with an eye to helping you understand what to look for when you set out to buy a Christmas tree storage bag.

Finding the Best Christmas Tree Storage Bag: Cheap Entry-Level ($10-$20)


Christmas tree bags enter the market at around $10-14. The Mighty Stor tree
bag by Whitney Design is a basic green polyethylene duffel bag that can be found at large retailers such as Target, Walmart, Lowes, etc. These cheap entry-level Christmas tree bags are entry level and cheap for good reason – they often tear, fray, and do not safely protect the tree - many buyers end up purchasing a different storage bag later on and tossing away these cheaper bags. The cheap tree bags are sure to store your tree, that is, if you can fit your tree in the bag. Cheaper bags are often not large enough to fit higher-end full-sized Christmas trees. Remember that even the most basic Christmas tree bag is capable of storing a tree, however, you will sacrifice size, quality, and ease of use.

Finding the Best Christmas Tree Storage Bag: Mid-Level ($39-$89)


At the next price l
evel you will find rolling Christmas tree bags that start at around $39 retail. These tree bags are incredibly popular for large, heavy, full-sized Christmas trees which are difficult to carry and move into storage. Features which differentiate the mid-level bags include better fabric quality, larger sizes, and innovative interior support straps which help protect and secure the tree. As you move up the price scale with rolling tree bags you'll find three causes for this increase. First, the bags will typically get larger and larger. Some of them are so large that it is a snap to toss a 9-10ft tree inside and tote it off to storage. Mid-level tree bags are mostly medium in size, but they have a rolling feature set. When you look at two bags with similar features at two very different prices, you might find that the more expensive bag includes 30-40% more storage area and the less expensive bag might be smaller.

Finding the Best Christmas Tree Storage Bag: Professional Storage ($89-$199)


At the top of the market level you can expect that all Christmas tree bags include the rolling wheels, the fabric quality is top notch, and there are innovative time saving features that will make your holiday clean-up much easier. There are three types of tree bags that create the high-end storage category. The first is a heavy-duty rolling tree duffel bag, the second is the TreeKeeper Tree Storage Bag, and lastly the GreensKeeper extra large tree bag. The most popular in the group is the TreeKeeper bag because it allows you to store your tree upright without taking it apart… Trying to fit your Christmas tree back into the cardboard box, or into a duffel type tree bag can be very tricky and frustrating. For this reason, the TreeKeeper bag has rapidly become the best selling Christmas tree bag in the high-end market. TreeKeepers start at around $69 and can be purchased as a kit for $159 including a heavy-duty rolling tree stand. If you invested in a quality artificial Christmas tree that you plan to use for many years to come, our recommendation is to store it using the TreeKeeper bag. Investing a few more dollars in a professional storage bag will keep your Christmas tree protected and looking new for years to come.

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