Hate when the needles from your Christmas tree are all over the house, mashed into your carpet and sticking to the bottom of your socks? While there's no way to avoid them all together, you can reduce the number clogging up your vacuum. Most needles drop as you bring a real evergreen tree into the house and when you take it back out again. Before you bring your Chrismas tree into the house, wrap it in an old sheet, shower curtain or table cloth. As you bring it through the doors and wrestle it into place, you won't leave a trail of needles as you go, keeping clean-up to a minimum. The same goes for taking it out after Christmas, more so, since the drier the tree the more the needles will drop.