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People baffled after woman puts Christmas tree in the bath before putting it up

People baffled after woman puts Christmas tree in the bath before putting it up

A 'cleaning therapy believer' has gone viral for washing her Christmas tree in her bathtub.

A woman has well and truly divided the crowd after deciding to wash her Christmas tree in the bath.

See if you think this needs to be part of your festive routine:

TikTok user Rhema (@rhema.br) has gone viral on the platform after sharing her latest 'unpopular opinion' video.

The self-proclaimed 'cleaning therapy believer' thinks it's a non-negotiable to 'clean your Christmas tree' every year - and her video has been met with a lot of confusion.

The short clip begins with Rhema climbing over her Christmas tree, which is lying in the middle of the bathroom floor.

We then see the TikToker wrestling with the tree in the bath, giving it a clean with washing up liquid and pink cleaning detergent.

A 'cleaning therapy believer' has gone viral for washing her Christmas tree in her bathtub.
TikTok/@rhema.br

After she gives it a good wash, the camera zooms into the drain in the bath, showing 'two small pine needles'.

Viewers were baffled with the clip, with many pointing out how 'Cleantok is getting out of hand'.

"The water being clear told me I don’t need to do this," one person wrote.

"The perfectly clear water and 2 small pine needles sailing down the drain really sent me," a second added.

"There’s a reason we store it in a giant plastic bag! No dust, no dirt," a third viewer said.

Some also pointed out how dangerous it is to clean a tree with electronic lights, however, her tree did not appear to have anything electrical attached.

A woman has well and truly divided the crowd after deciding to wash her Christmas tree in the bath.
TikTok/@rhema.br

Meanwhile, a few people were actually grateful for the cleaning tip, as another person wrote: "I'm the one person who needed this!

"Always have an allergic reaction when I decorate plastic trees lol."

Now, Christmas tree supplier Balsam Hill has suggested that 'it’s important to clean your artificial Christmas tree regularly'.

However, they don't recommend sticking it in the bath for a rinse.

TikTok user Rhema (@rhema.br) has gone viral on the platform after sharing her latest 'unpopular opinion' video.
TikTok/@rhema.br

This is what you're meant to do before putting your tree up apparently:

  1. Carefully remove your tree from its box or storage bag.
  2. Starting from the top, wipe the branches, trunk, and base with a soft, dry cloth or a fibre duster. For pre-lit-trees, be careful as you go through each light bulb.
  3. If your tree is unlit, you can use a vacuum with the upholstery bristle brush or crevice attachment to clean it. Test a section at the base of the tree first, making sure that the vacuum can safely clean the dirt off the branches without damaging the tree. You can also use a hand vacuum for lighter suction and easier control.
  4. Clean up the entire area with a vacuum before you start fluffing and decorating your tree.

And before you put it away for the year:

  1. Unplug lights from the wall and take off all decorations from your tree.
  2. For pre-lit trees, wipe branches with a clean, dry cloth. Start from the top and gently work your way around the light bulbs.
  3. If your tree is unlit, you can give it a quick sweep with a vacuum using the upholstery bristle brush or crevice attachment. Make sure to test a section at the base of the tree first to check if it can safely clean the branches without damage.
  4. Dismantle the tree according to instructions. Compress all branches carefully and ensure that there are no unnecessary strains on the branches and lights.
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@rhema.br

Topics: Christmas, TikTok, Viral