You’ve tackled the garage, you’ve decluttered your attic, you’ve organized your attic. Alas, coronavirus is still keeping the majority of us at home. So what’s the next quarantine cleaning project on the list?
The yard of course! With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your outdoor spaces ready for use.
Junk360 is here to help!
Step 1: Clean Out the Shed
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
Ask yourself what the purpose of these items is. Are they useful for maintaining your yard or do they just help clutter it up?
Clean out everything, restock your shed with items you want to keep, and junk all the trash and broken objects. However, when it comes to irreparable yard equipment, you have a couple of 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 shed. Now you’re one step closer to getting your yard ready for summer!
Step 2: Declutter and Clean
This is a great time to tackle outdoor cleaning projects that you probably can’t do during any other season. These areas include:
- Trash cans: Scrubbing out your trash can help to prevent flies, and you won’t have to hold your breath every time that you open it. In this case, a liquid toilet bowl cleaner and toilet bowl brush are great tools for the job.
- Windows: How often do you clean the outside of your windows? The process is quite easy. A simple mixture of dish detergent and white vinegar will have the glass sparkling.
- Outdoor Furniture: Maybe you forgot to cover it over the winter. Maybe you have no idea what happened. Either way, it’s easier to enjoy your time outside if you get rid of whatever mold, mildew, or general grime is on your furniture. Bleach is your best option, but remember to move your furniture off of the grass before you get started.
Cleaning your outdoor furniture is the perfect time to ask yourself the following questions:
- Did I use this last year?
- Does it work?
- Am I likely to use it this year?