Our house isn’t teeny tiny, but it’s not huge, either. Our living space isn’t stingy for every day living (I happen to love this house) but when you need to consider a safe place to put a large tree covered in several dozen of your fragile, sentimental keepsakes, we need to get a bit creative. Our spot-of-choice for our Christmas tree is in the corner of our daughter’s play area; it’s in our main living area so we can enjoy its glow each night but out of the way enough that we aren’t tripping over it.
What this means, however, is a bit of shuffling as that space does double duty. Roughly a quarter of play space is lost for about a month, including some squares of her play mat and nearly all of our toy storage. This may sound like an inconvenience, but I can’t wait.