The tree came out tonight. I keep it in the basement covered in a plastic bag. No muss, no fuss. (A trick I learned from my dad; he and his office-mate did so with their work tree at the Local Corporate Giant in the 1970s and early 1980s.)
It’s only 4 feet, with built in lights. With no kids, but a cat, I keep my decorating simple. Works for me.
One of my favorite ornaments was made by my friend Denise out of an old library book!