On Friday, I climbed into our attic and pulled out the massive amount of Christmas decorations that were in there. Y’all, we have WAY too much. So, I started sorting into different piles – Keep, Give Away, Trash.
When I pulled out our live Christmas Tree stand, I was sort of ashamed of myself. I didn’t do a great job cleaning it up last year, and there was sap on the bolts and in the bottom of the stand.
It’s not disgusting because I had wiped it down a little bit before I put it away last year, but I wanted to see if I could clean it up a little bit – I bet the new tree would prefer to not have it’s sap co-mingled with the old tree, right? So, I pulled out my HomeRight Steam Machine Plus (affiliate link) steam mop and took out the handheld unit.
I steamed each bolt for about 15 or 20 seconds, working one at a time.
Then, I quickly wiped off the loosened sap with a microfiber cloth.
It worked great!
I did the same thing to the bottom of the stand, and it worked great as well. The metal plate in the center is rusty – that’s not tree sap.
I love that it was so easy to clean this up after it had been sitting in the attic all year.
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