Sturdy Christmas Tree
Secure a tall tree to walls with fishing line.
"We've had 10-foot trees in the past, and no matter what the manufacturer says about the stand, I always use heavy-duty fishing line to anchor the tree to two walls!" warns Worts. "Old habits die hard — growing up we had cats and dogs and inevitably one (or two!) cats would end up in the tree and boom, the tree would fall over. We don't have cats now, but our tree is usually overflowing with decorations of all kinds and it gives me peace of mind (whether real or imagined!) to know that our retriever or children are less likely to knock it over."
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