Summer is here, and that means investing more time outside! It’s also time to take a good hard look at your yard. Chances are it’s still a bit of a mess. You probably even have a couple of old yard tools in your garage that need replacing.
Here’s what you can do to clean and declutter your yard this summer!
Get Rid Of Useless Equipment
Why do you still have a lawnmower that refuses to start? What about that spade missing it’s handle? Don’t let your garage fill up with useless equipment. Make sure you have the right tools for keeping your yard spic and span.
However, note that larger pieces of equipment, such as lawnmowers, you cannot simply throw away. Such tools are too big for the trash bin and potentially have toxic fuel and oil residues in them.
When it comes to irreparable yard equipment, you have a couple options for how to dispose of them. This includes:
- Selling it for scrap
- Giving it away
- Taking it to the recycling center
Getting rid of these tools allows you to take back this space in your garage. Now you’re one step closer to getting your yard ready for summer!
Declutter Your Yard Furniture
Millions of people use the Konmari method for decluttering their indoors, but that same method is also used to create a more relaxing yard space.
One way to begin is to look at all your pieces of outdoor furniture and ask yourself:
- When was the last time I used this?
- Does this item bring me joy?
- Will this contribute to my ideal outdoor environment?
- Does it work?
- How likely am I to make use of this?
If these answer to these questions is “no,” then it’s time to get rid of it. Doing so will help you maximize your outdoor space, create a more serene environment, and declutter your yard all in at the same time!
Clean Out the Shed
After a long winter, your storage shed is probably packed with yard stuff. It’s easy to let your shed become the “junk drawer” of your yard. The following items can often be found lurking uselessly inside:
- Old paint cans
- Empty garden pots
- Piles of wood
- Broken garden hoses
- Old yard toys