There are two times a year when it is a great time to do a thorough cleaning and organization of the garage and yard. Spring and fall mark the beginning and end of the outdoor season in most states. Mowing the yard, trimming hedges, raking leaves, and watering plants are just a few of the standard lawn care chores that need to be performed regularly in the warm months. At the end of the season when those chores are no longer necessary all of the lawn and garden equipment tends to be messy and unorganized. Fall organization and spring cleaning will make the home look cleaner and well-kept.
Lawn care tools like mowers, blowers, weed whackers, rakes, and shovels often end up haphazardly thrown in the corner of the garage or backyard at the end of fall when they are no longer needed. Organizing these items now makes for an easier transition back into yard work when the weather warms up. People without garages have the biggest storage challenge. They need to keep their items protected from the weather while also not creating an eyesore in the yard. Utility sheds are the answer. They come in a variety of sizes, can be assembled at home or purchased preassembled, and are big enough to fit all of most homeowner’s outdoor maintenance items.
Garages are a great asset but are often cluttered. Consider sectioning off a portion of the garage to be the designated area for lawn care items. Wall mounted racks free up floor space. Rakes, brooms, shovels, weed whackers, shears, edgers, and more can be hung up for easy storage and access when needed. Bags of mulch, fertilizer, and bottles of weed killer, etc. can be stored in plastic totes and stacks. This makes them less likely to spill over and also keeps them safe from small children.
Everyone thinks of spring cleaning as a time to clear out the old. This spring focus the attention on the garage and yard. Beginning with the yard, inspect lawn furniture to see if it is broken or damaged beyond repair. A new coat of paint or stain might do the trick and improve their appearance. Simply throw away things that cannot be salvaged. Do the same for outdoor children’s toys.
Next, head to the garage and look at all that is stored inside. If there are bags and boxes that haven’t been opened or used in over a year then take the opportunity to look inside. Donate what isn’t and won’t be used while also freeing up garage space.
Keep your garage and yard looking uncluttered by doing biannual cleaning and organization. Fall and spring are the best times to tackle seasonally used items. Getting rid of broken or unused items frees up space that can be used for better purposes. Placing all seasonal yard work items in a designated corner makes it easy to find items quickly. Declutter and organize twice a year!