Christmas in 2020 is going to be different, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be festive! Let's talk about how to tie down your Christmas tree safely and securely, without damaging your vehicle or beautiful tree!
Maybe you’ll take a trip to the local Christmas tree farm, or head to a department store, either way the tree will need to stay secured for the ride home. The last thing you want is your tree falling off the roof of your car because it wasn’t bound strong enough. That’s why we’re here to share some tips and tricks for tying down a Christmas tree to the roof rack of your car.
And because WRAPTIE™ is all about sustainability, we will also take a look at some "Green" alternatives to real Christmas trees too.
Christmas trees are the heart of holiday festivities, yet they're also at the heart of a debate that continues to be brought up during this time of this year: Is it better to have a real or a fake tree?
Let's dive into it
Top Tip: Look for trees that are farmed using sustainable practices without harmful pesticides.
Top Tip: If you want to use an artificial tree then make sure to keep it for a long time to reduce its environmental impact. 10 years or more is ideal!
Good - A new fashion starting to gain popularity is to make your own "tree". More and more people are turning to homemade trees and coming up with individual ways to decorate their homes, and by considering the environment, it’s making Christmas just a little greener. And why not get your whole family involved and make it even more special!
Bad - It may look a bit naff but at least you would have had fun trying!
Top Tip: Use your imagination! There are plenty of materials and ideas out there to create something truly special and sustainable at the same time.
If you decide that Au Natural is the way to go, then it’s time to grab your WRAPTIE™ tie-down straps. With its intuitive and easy-to-use features, you’ll be safely secured and on the road in no time.
That's it! Unlike traditional roof rack tie down straps, it takes less than 30 seconds to safely secure and no need to figure out what to do with all the leftover tie down strap you are normally left with. And because it is elasticated you don't have to worry about squashing your prized tree!
Check out this article on How to Tie Luggage Down with Roof Rack Straps or get a more detailed instructions by watching our YouTube video below!
Now that the holidays are over, you're left with putting away the Christmas tree. If it's a fake or alternative tree, you can just put it in a storage area. For a real tree, it's a different story and you want to make sure you take the right actions when disposing it so you're not harming the environment.
Rather than end up in landfill, real trees can be recycled. Here are a few 'Green' alternatives to tossing it away:
Curbside Recycling Pickup: Some Cities or Towns have the option at the end of the holidays for a wide pickup. With just a few clicks on the Internet, you can learn if your community takes part in this initiative.
Recycling Centers: Another great option would be to take your tree to a nearby recycling center. Some centers even have drop-off locations, and many will allow you to dispose of up to two trees for free.
Use it for Firewood: Turning your Christmas tree into firewood is a great way to reuse it. You'll still have a little bit of that holiday spirit left, kindling in your home. Although it requires more energy to do, it's a great way to gather family and friends with an outdoor fire pit!
Compost: Or you can just leave it standing for months on end. Eventually it will fall apart and decompose completely without lifting a finger ;) !
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There are many ways to transport your board (maybe correctly, questionably, or illegally) but having a roof rack is undoubtedly the best option, at least safety-wise. If you do not have one yet, do consider installing one for for the sake of everyone’s safety, to maintain the condition of your board, and for your peace of mind. To secure your surfboard to your roof rack, you will only need WRAPTIE™.
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