Re: When do you..........
Oh, yes, Faye.. I can totally understand your reasons there!
And, yes, Michi... I would leave that village up for a while too.
One year, when we were doing a complete interior house remodel, we didn't put up a big tree at all... just a small artificial 3 foot one. I carried it upstairs to a spare room and put it there, decorations and all, and left it until the following year. LOL.. it was a LONG remodel process!