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The key to an artfully arranged tree is the correct amount of baubles. - by Laura Barry

We’ve all admired a professionally decorated Christmas tree once or twice. However, nailing the seemingly effortless selection of baubles that manages to walk the line between festive and sophisticated isn’t quite as easy as it looks.


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Christmas trees are only pulled out of storage for a few weeks every year, and choosing a colour theme and method of decoration is a big deal in many houses – after all, you only get one shot at getting your Christmas decorations right.

However, it appears it may be easier than we thought to nail that ‘artfully effortless’ Christmas tree look you see in so many department stores, thanks to a handy bauble to tree ratio chart that has surfaced online.

Eagle-eyed shoppers in the UK have spotted a department store guide to getting your baubles and fairy lights right – and shared it in the Facebook Group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do it.


The chart details how many bulbs and how many baubles you need per tree, depending on its size.

Check out the guide below
  • 3ft tree – 50 bulbs and 20 baubles
  • 5ft tree – 120 bulbs and 40 baubles
  • 6ft tree – 240 bulbs and 50 baubles
  • 5ft tree – 240 bulbs and 560 baubles
  • 7ft tree – 400 bulbs and 75 baubles
  • 7ft or taller– 400 to 1000 bulbs and 90 baubles
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Laura Barry is a writer, bookworm and interior design enthusiast with a love for reporting on all things homes, travel and lifestyle. When not tapping away at her keyboard, Laura can be found making endless cups of tea or perusing the shelves of Sydney’s many bookstores.

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How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Make your Christmas tree Pinterest-worthy with these simple steps.

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Decorate Your Tree in 6 Simple Steps

For many, the most enjoyable time of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree. However, if you are looking for some help this year, let us guide you through the basics of making a beautiful tree. Ornaments, lights, and garland are a good start, but there are many accessories you can add for more personality and style. For example, our designers love to place table top decorations that match the trees' theme right onto the tree branches. A glitter deer tabletop decoration is a great example of a way to incorporate this technique. Just make sure that any decorations you add are properly secured. Let your imagination run free!

  1. Step 1: Set Up Your Tree

    Select the desired location for your Christmas tree and place it in the stand. Many artificial trees come with a tree stand included. However, if yours doesn't come with one, there are other options available. We carry a selection of tree stands for both artificial and live trees. Our live tree stands come with an easy watering feature, saving you time and hassle.

  2. Step 2: Christmas Lights

    If you don't have a pre-lit Christmas tree, you'll want to test your Christmas lights first. Join the strings together and plug them in. Replace any dead bulbs and make sure the cords aren't damaged. Please see our Safety Guide for more tips on lighting.

    How many lights should I use?

    Don't skimp out on your lights! You should use a 100-light set per Christmas tree foot. So if you have a 7-foot Christmas tree, you will want to buy seven (7) '100-light sets'. The biggest thing to remember when putting lights on a Christmas tree is how bright you want it to look. If you are using LED lights on a Christmas tree, you will want to use fewer lights as LED lights provide a brighter glow.

    Don't be afraid to mix and match lights. There is no rule that says you only have to use one kind of light, so get creative! If you are using any themed lights or novelty lights, be sure to put them on after your basic lights. We recommend evenly spacing them apart for the best result.

    Where do I put my Christmas lights on the tree?

    After you've made sure that all of your lights are working, string them on your tree starting from the top down. Weave your lights along the branches 'inside,' then move to the outer edges of the branches. If you have a lit tree topper, make sure that you leave the socket end of the lights at the top of the tree to plug it in.

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  3. Step 3: The Tree Toppers

    What tree topper should I use?

    The tree topper symbolizes the spirit of Christmas and is one of the most important pieces on your tree. Tree toppers come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors. Much like other lights, our pre-lit tree toppers come in incandescent and LED options, and come in sizes ranging from less than 5 inches to well over a foot tall.

    How do I place my tree topper?

    If your tree topper is electric, make sure to plug it into the socket end of the lights that you left open at the top of your tree. Keep in mind your tree topper does not have to go right at the top of the tree. If you have a 7.5 foot ceiling and a 7.5 foot Christmas tree, you can always put it off to the side a bit. You can also consider folding down the top branch of the tree to gain a few more inches.

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  4. Step 4: The Garland

    How much garland should I use?

    A rule of thumb is at least nine (9) feet of garland per foot of a tree, so a 7-foot Christmas tree will need sixty-three (63) feet of garland. We recommend buying more garland to be on the safe side. If you are left with any extra, you can always use it on the mantle or wreaths.

    How do I place my garland?

    With garland, it's best to start at the top and work your way down in a spiral pattern going around the tree until you get to the bottom. Gently-swagged garland looks more graceful than straight or diagonal lines across the tree. Deeply swagged garland is beautiful, but can only be used on large trees with open space between branches. You can also place your garland vertically. Just attach it to the top of your tree (behind the tree topper) then loop it down vertically. Be sure to add some twists and turns, wiring to branches if necessary, in order to add interest and graceful curves. This technique is especially suited to ribbon.

    You can cut beaded garland into different lengths and use it as tinsel to drape over branches. Be sure that the garland is knotted to keep the beads from falling off of the string. Strings knotted between each bead or styles where beads are glued in place will work for this technique.

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  5. Step 5: The Ornaments

    How many ornaments should I use?

    You've set up the basics, now comes the fun part: the ornaments! There's no exact amount of ornaments for a Christmas tree. The amount to use can vary depending on the size of the ornaments, the height and width of your tree, and the ornament density that you desire. In the end, it all comes down to your style and preference.

    While we can't tell you exactly how many ornaments to hang on your tree, we can provide you with a guideline to help you estimate how many ornaments you should use. For trees under 9 feet, we would recommend using 10-15 standard size ornaments per foot. If your tree is 9 feet or taller, we recommend 12-20 ornaments per foot.

    We also recommended that you vary the size of your ornaments, and to spread them out throughout the tree. For example, here is a list of ornaments that were used by professional decorators for a 12' tree:

    • 3' round: 48
    • 4' round: 48
    • 4.75' round: 48
    • 6' round: 36
    • 4-7' finial: 18
    • 5-8' finial: 18
    How should I hang my ornaments?

    To make a statement with your Christmas tree, start with your precious ornaments. Next, hang the larger ones, spacing them evenly apart. Then, fill in the spaces with any medium and small sizes to balance the overall look of the tree. You can place ornaments and other decorations ’inside’ your tree as well as on the tips of branches to add depth and interest.

    If you have pets or small children, try placing shatterproof ornaments near the bottom or in high-traffic areas.

    There are a couple of things to note. Make sure to purchase your ornaments based on your tree size. Larger ornaments may take up too much space on smaller trees, while smaller ornaments may not even be visible on larger trees. Additionally, we also recommend that you have extra ornaments on hand in case any of your ornaments are lost or broken.

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  6. Step 6: The Tree Skirt

    Tree skirts are not included with most trees but are a popular accessory. Not only do they hide the base of the tree, but they add some character to your setting. Much like stockings and ornaments, tree skirts come in a wide array of styles, from solid, colored velvet, and much more. Make sure your skirt is wide enough to cover the tree stand but does not extend past the bottom branches of the tree. Consider the size requirements, color scheme, and theme your tree may have.

    Once your tree is completely decorated, go ahead and add some presents under your tree. If you haven't started shopping yet, that's okay! Place a few wrapped empty boxes or other large scale decorations such as lanterns, Santa Claus figures, or nutcrackers for a decorative touch.

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Commercial Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

For decorating commercial Christmas trees, you can follow the same formats. However, if all that tree space feels overwhelming, here are a few extra tips to guide you through the decorating process.


First, mentally divide your tree into four sections, picturing your tree as if it were a giant box with four sides. Next, divide your collection of ornaments into 4 even groups. Apply ornaments to each tree section starting from the small ornaments and moving up to the largest size.

A 12' Christmas tree can be heavily decorated with ornaments. A good suggestion is forty (40) ornaments per foot or a total of four-hundred-and-eighty (480) ornaments. For a more uniform look, evenly space your ornaments based on their characteristics: color, shape, style, etc.

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As trees get taller, they also get wider and have more space to fill. With larger Christmas trees, you should generally have nine (9) feet of garland per foot in tree height. It’s a good idea to have extra garland to fill up space if needed.

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Ribbons are a good way to fill up empty space on a tree. These are often utilized in sprays and other arrangements; there’s no limit to what can be done!

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The above tips are simply suggestions to help get you started on a classically-decorated Christmas tree. If you are feeling extra creative, feel free to play around with different techniques and styles to see what looks right to you!

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How Many Cars Fits in a Container

Shipping Cars in Containers

Before starting a car shipping business from overseas, make sure your carrier has the experience to process your orders safely and securely within the countries where you are buying cars, and their delivery by air or sea transport.

When you ship your vehicle, you need to be sure that it will be delivered in the most professional manner and completed with the best possible post-service.

By the way, if you are calculating how many Volkswagen Jetta will fit in a container, in general you are looking for a cheaper way to deliver a car, or you are looking for a turnkey car delivery solution - write to [email protected] No matter what type of vehicle you wish to transport; cars, motorcycles, SUVs, boats, heavy equipment and any other, the community forwarders will strive for your absolute satisfaction and will not rest until it is achieved.

In 2016-2019, one of the most popular requests is how many Nissan Leafs will fit in a container. For this and any other model, you can ship your vehicle inside a 20ft or 40ft container depending on your needs. If you are going to send several cars and other goods (motorcycles, small equipment, personal items, auto parts, etc. ), we recommend that you ship in containers. Your cargo will be safely loaded and secured, and it will be more cost effective to ship multiple vehicles together in one container rather than ship each vehicle separately by RoRo. You can fit 1 to 2 standard cars in a 20ft container depending on the size. In a 40ft container, you can fit 3-5 cars also depending on the size. As always, what matters here is a team of professionals who are experienced in the safe and efficient loading of different types of containers, always making full use of the entire container space. If you need more information about this service, please contact us, or additionally use the Load Calculator application, which will not allow you to waste cargo space.

The question many businesses and individuals have when considering transporting car containers is, "How many Ford Fusions can fit in a shipping container?". This is almost a million dollar question, as the key factor for all logistics businesses is their unit cost of transportation. The more cars you put in a container, the lower the shipping cost will be.

In truth, this is one of the areas where container shipping often fails compared to RoRo shipping. How much Honda Accord can fit in a container depends on the size of the selected container and the ability of the carrier. If only a couple of cars can fit in each container, shipping costs will be high. It may be worth considering the risk of damage from cars that comes with other modes of transport, but this is balanced by the low cost of Ro-Ro shipping. This is the argument for RoRo delivery.

You may have wondered how much Volkswagen Passat can fit in a container. As a rule, such sedans, which do not exceed the standard dimensions of a passenger car, can be accommodated without problems by 4 units using specialized internal racks. You can also see this with the Load Calculator (for a custom vehicle placement write to [email protected] com) and if you need the freight cost along with other related items, use the Logistics Explorer app and get the cost of all costs online.

Various ranges of folding shelving systems made of high-strength and corrosion-resistant steel (or even wood) ensure the safe and efficient transportation of containerized vehicles anywhere in the world. This has a big advantage. Get an answer on how many Honda CR-Vs will fit in a container and find out that up to 4 units in a 40-foot container is possible thanks to the use of such racks. It is worth remembering that such constructions for one flight, in addition to the cost of the freight itself, will cost you 500-900 dollars - but even such prices are not noticeable when divided by four. Once a vehicle is securely anchored in its container, it no longer needs to be moved until it reaches its final destination. The container can be easily transferred from train to warehouse, from warehouse to truck, from truck to ship, etc. This eliminates the need for a dry run and intermediate disbandment, which can lead to accidents.

So back to the simple question: How many Toyota Camrys will fit in one shipping container?

This obviously depends on the size of the vehicles to be transported. The following is a very rough guide, assuming your shipment includes all vehicles of the same type using a standard 40ft HC shipping container:

  • 5-6 small cars such as Smart Car, Fiat 500, Tata Nano, etc. .

  • 4-5 medium class cars such as Volkswagen Golf Hatchback, Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia.

  • 4 large cars, e.g. BMW 5 Series, Hyundai i40, Mazda 6 Tourer Estate, Ford Mondeo.

  • 3 pickups / SUVs, e.g. Nissan Qashqai, Range Rover Sport, BMW X5, Volvo XC90.

Being able to ship this many cars in a container makes container shipping a viable alternative to RoRo as you will need fewer containers than if you didn't use racking. This is great news for companies that need to transport a large number of vehicles and for which container transportation was not previously available.

If you are using the R-Rak Adaptable Shelving System to carry three Range Rovers Evoques in a shipping container, you may find that you still have room in the container for another smaller vehicle. This is where car racks really show their effectiveness. Using a racking system allows you to transport several types of vehicles in one container. For example, you might combine a mixed batch of six Range Rovers and two Ford Fiestas in just two containers, while you might need four containers for the same set if you don't use shelving. By the same principle, you can find out how many BMW X6, RAM Pickup or Mitsubishi Outlander will fit in a container. This saves a lot of money and opens up interesting possibilities for the efficient transport of vehicles.

One of the main services typically offered to customers is custom loading planning to maximize the number of vehicles you can containerize with the fewest containers needed. You can send a list of different vehicles to [email protected] and in a short time you will receive the most cost-effective solution, no matter which countries you need to transport between. See for yourself using the Load Calculator and you'll know for sure how much an Audi A6 will fit in a container. It's a bit like playing Tetris with cars of different sizes, but it works very well.

The result is cost-effective container shipping without the risk of bumps, scratches and theft associated with RoRo shipping.

Container industry dates back to 1956. This was an era when most of the automotive industry was located in the same country where transportation was needed. A look at America takes you to the land of Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles and Buicks. If you look at Europe, you will see DeHavilland Comet, Audis, Citroens. If you've taken the ferry to England, you'll find Minis and Land Rovers. People bought domestic cars. The idea of ​​sending a large number of cars across the ocean was absurd at that time, and the question of how much a Toyota RAV4 would fit in a container was even more so.

Thus, containers and machines did not meet for a long time: their industry developments developed along different trajectories. Without special research, the maximum number of Toyota Corollas that could fit in a standard 40-foot container was usually two, which was neither practical nor cost effective.

Transporting two vehicles is simply a waste of potential container space. As a result, the RoRo delivery method quickly became the norm. This Victorian invention was revolutionized by the Japanese in 1960s as a way to transport between the almost 7,000 islands from which the country is formed. This idea was later rolled out globally. Nothing has changed since then.

RoRo shipping is so widely accepted that there is limited incentive to innovate in container shipping. The disadvantages of RoRo, which include high levels of damage, multiple transfer points, exposure to the environment, and long transit times, have been reluctantly accepted as an integral part of car transportation. Very few have ever considered whether RoRo is really the only option or if a multi-modal container might offer a more practical solution. And they are still thinking about it. But in 2019m it is already obvious that the question of how many Honda Civic cars will fit in a container is most often asked by customers who are individuals and buy a car for themselves, or small businesses who do it for resale on a small scale or for a customer.

One reason this stereotype is perpetuated is because early innovation was lackluster. The first attempts to make frames inside containers were built from wood. Fragile, prone to breakage, and usually fit for no more than one trip, the idea quickly fizzled out. Now they continue to be used, but when asking how much will fit in a Chevrolet Silverado or Chevrolet Equinox container, you should not consider the use of wooden racks. Therefore, it was not until the new millennium that a much more practical idea saw the light of day - reinforced steel frames that can be rolled up and reused. This development instantly doubled the capacity to four cars per container, and now we know how many Lexus IS will fit in one shipping container. For small vehicles in a 45-foot container, this number increases to six.

Innovations like R-Rak have two main messages as their starting point.

First, containers offer the safest, fastest, most cost-effective way to get goods from A to B. This is not a commercial offer: it's just a fact.

Secondly, it is necessary to maximize the space of the container: to combine cars of different shapes and sizes (for example, we recently combined Jaguar XJ, XF and two Range Rover Evoques into one 45-foot container). In the past, each of these cars would have traveled first class in its own container. Now we can offer a safe, reliable, economical and convenient option.

Looking for something like this to know how much Nissan Rogue will fit in a container? Contact us at [email protected] com!

For years, the assumption that only two vehicles could carry containers was a given. However, these figures were limited by a lack of foresight. The containers themselves have a suitable capacity for car models of all shapes and sizes. It's just a matter of ensuring the right internal optimization to use that space. To discuss your shipping requirements and see how much you can potentially save, please drop your inquiry to [email protected]

We invite you to join our open group for communication in the field of international transport activities, as well as subscribe to our Telegram channel to keep abreast of innovations and the most trending news. Join us now!

Elena Popovich

Theorist and practitioner of international applied logistics, specialist in collecting statistical data, analyst at the Kherson State Maritime Academy, logistics company MiD Trans Service.

Dimensions (dimensions) of pallets of American, Finnish, standard and Euro types, pallet loading schemes

A pallet is a rectangular pallet for storing and moving goods. The design has recesses for easy forklift grip and lugs for slings. The use of pallets gives a lot of advantages:

  • fast loading and unloading;
  • standard sizes for easy packing;
  • more compact placement of goods in the warehouse;
  • the ability to grab the pallet from any side, including with a crane.

Types of pallets according to the specifics of use

Depending on the frequency of use, disposable and reusable pallets are distinguished. The first ones are destroyed after use, and the second type can be sent for reloading. Some reusable pallets have been successfully used for many years, they are made from wooden planks.

There are several more designs:

  1. Plastic. Common type of pallet. Plastic does not rot, does not rust, rodents and insects do not spoil it. For production, frost-resistant impact-resistant polymers are taken.
  2. Metal. Quite an expensive and heavy type of pallet. Metal structures are the strongest and most durable.
  3. Pallets for transportation of oversized and valuable goods. Products are equipped with racks, walls, gratings and other elements.

Characteristics and dimensions of pallets

Certified euro pallet, EUR pallet:

  • oval stamp EUR burnt on right-hand load-bearing legs;
  • pallet size 800x1200x145 mm;
  • there is an alphabetical marking of the country of manufacture - FS, PKP, etc.;
  • the lower part is made of two narrow (100 mm) and one wide (145 mm) boards with chamfered;
  • top of five boards - three wide and two narrow;
  • on the corners of the europallet chamfer.

Certified Finnish pallet (FIN-pallet, fin-pallet):

  • Finnish pallet dimensions 1000x1200x145 mm;
  • right-hand load-bearing legs burnt out a rectangular mark FIN;
  • on the central legs the date of issue and the code of the manufacturer are indicated;
  • upper part of seven boards in alternation: wide - two narrow boards with dimensions of 120 and 100 mm, respectively;
  • lower part of two narrow boards and one wide;
  • on the corners of the financial pallet chamfer.

American pallet:

  • boards at least 6 mm thick, heat treated;
  • construction dimensions 1200x1200x145 mm;
  • top row - seven boards 100 mm wide, bottom - three boards.

Non-disposable cargo pallet 800x1200 mm:

  • standard pallet size 800x1200x145 mm;
  • board thickness 20-22 mm;
  • the brand is not applied;
  • is similar in design to a europallet.

Non-disposable cargo pallet 1000x1200 mm:

  • dimensions 1000x1200x145 mm;
  • no stamp;
  • board thickness 20-22 mm;
  • design is an analogue of a financial pallet.

Eurobox - metal cage:

  • designation EUR-box;
  • the base is made in the form of a euro pallet;
  • dimensions 800x1200x800 mm;
  • is equipped with a plate with an oval stamp EUR.

Designs made according to European standards are universal, widely used for international container transportation. The dimensions of an American pallet in two dimensions will be similar to a Euro product, and such unification makes it easier for transport companies.

Depending on the state of wood and appearance, structures are divided into three grades:

  1. Top grade. Pallets are strong, used no more than three times. Boards of a light shade without defects.
  2. First grade. Pallets are strong, light, have no visible defects, have never been repaired.
  3. Second grade. There may be slight dirt, dark spots on the boards. The presence of cracks not wider than 3 cm and not longer than 30 cm is allowed. Several products in a batch may be after repair.

In some European countries, the processing of boards for the manufacture of pallets is mandatory. After impregnation with special phyto-compositions, the sign of the quarantine service, the digital code of the processing technology and the country in which the production was carried out are applied to the product.

Types of domestic pallets

The manufacture of devices in our country is not regulated by the standard. Strictly speaking, for use in the domestic market, wooden pallets can be used, the size of which will be convenient in a particular case.

Such reusable pallets are produced in size 800x1200x145 mm and are divided into grades.

  1. Uncertified euro pallet. The design matches the dimensions of certified products, is made with standard chamfers and tolerances, but does not have a hallmark. Pallets are made of boards 22 mm thick, fastened with screw nails.
  2. First grade. The design is similar to the europallet, but different bars and boards 20-25 mm thick can be used, fastened with screw nails. The corners have been removed. The wood should not have darkening and pollution, the step in the flooring is 50 mm.
  3. Second grade. The design is similar to europallets, it is made using building or screw nails. Flooring - boards 20-25 mm thick with a step of 50 mm. In pallets of the second grade, wood with stains and dirt is allowed.
  4. Third grade. The length and width of the pallet is maintained in accordance with the standard values, 1200 and 800 mm, respectively, there are no chamfers at the corners. Boards with a thickness of 15-25 mm, fastening on building nails. There are no special requirements for the quality of wood.

The following designs are also possible on the domestic market:

  • pallet 1000x1200x145 mm, similar to a certified financial pallet, but without chamfers. Boards 15-25 mm and construction nails are used;
  • special pallets: wooden CP, plastic EUR, metal EUR-boxes and Triplett.

Structures weigh about 15-21 kg with a load capacity of 1000 kg or more.

Charts for loading pallets into a container

Type of pallet Europallet Fin pallet Asian pallet
Size 800x1200 1000x1200 1100x1100
Load capacity, kg 1500 1500 1300
Capacity in a 20-foot container 2. 33 x 5.918 m, pieces 11 10 10
Capacity in a 40-foot container 2.33 x 12.015 m, pieces 24 21 22
Capacity in euro truck 2.45x13.60 m, pieces 33 26 22

Values ​​are for single layer loading and provided that the edges of the boxes do not protrude beyond the edges of the wooden pallet. Most often, pallets are stacked in three rows.

There are several standard layouts:

Pallets are stacked across the body in twos or threes (long or short side). In the first case, 32 units will fit in an euro truck, in the second - 33 units.
Schematic for a 40ft truck with a 12.015m bed that stacks 25 pallets in a row. 20ft car holds 11 units of
With this method of stacking, 11 euro pallets are placed in a row and 7 pieces across the body in a 20-foot container.

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