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Finding the Best Christmas Tree Storage Bag

by andy October 28, 2009

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 choose 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 storage 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 – and that means 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 manage to 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 - and these factors are just as important as whether you can get your artificial Christmas tree stuffed inside.


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

At the next price level you will find rolling Christmas tree storage 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 artificial tree inside and tote it off to storage. Mid-level tree bags are mostly medium in size, but they often 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 storage bags include features like rolling wheels, that the fabric quality used in its construction 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 storage bag. The most popular in the group is the TreeKeeper bag because it allows you for upright Christmas tree storage without having to take apart the entire tree to do so. Trying to fit your Christmas tree back into the cardboard box it came in or into a duffel type tree storage bag can be very tricky and frustrating. For this reason, the TreeKeeper bag has rapidly become the best selling Christmas tree storage 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. 

The Last Word on the Best Christmas Tree Storage Ideas for Your Holiday Season

At this point it should be pretty clear that if you want a solid and dependable storage solution for your artificial Christmas trees, then price is very much tied to performance. While your needs may differ, such as whether you need help storing smaller trees, if you’ve got large trees that need to be put away for the season, or even if you’ve got a whole mess of Christmas ornaments that you want to put away safely, your best bet is always to invest in quality. These Christmas tree storage solutions will last you for many seasons - unlike a cheaper product that you will just have to replace often. This can save you both time and money in the long run. Remember: your tree spends most of its time in storage every year. That means it needs to be kept clean, safe, and secure for 11 months out of the year so it can shine for that festive season. 

Life is too short to have to struggle with your tree storage options over and over again, not when you could be spending time with your family and friends enjoying the Christmas season instead. That’s why we recommend going with the highest-quality tree bag that you can afford, as you’ll only have to buy one once and you’ll know it will keep your tree in great condition for years at a time.  If you want to invest 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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