Progress was made! And we had fun working together! With the help of DH and my two sisters, we took all the tinsel, ornaments, strings, and beads off the tree.
At this point the tree will have to wait. The next step is to take the lights off the four bottom branches. They are too wide to carry through the doorways to the attic. The middle section and the top section will go to the storage room in the attic with the lights on.
We filled five or six boxes just from the living room tree.
They are updated on the computer file and ready to go back to storage until next Christmas. Which is only 352 days away, I might add!