Spring is in the air. And guess what that means.
Well, if you are fortunate (or possibly even unfortunate) to have a lovely yard of grass, plants, bugs, and more, you are going to want to make those Saturday mornings a little less aggravating and clean up your outdoor living spaces.
I think often times, we don’t think about the outdoors as being cluttered. But it can get that way. Dead leaves, broken flower pots, messy flower beds, bushes that have grown those rando new twigs that stick out like Alfalfa’s hair did from the Little Rascals.
We pull up in the driveway and all those little issues are either seen and noted, but you can’t do anything at that moment… or you are subconsciously seeing them and you wonder why going outside doesn’t cheer you up like it used to.
Now, I’m not saying your yard has to be featured on HGTV or anything. But what I am saying is that we can probably do a little decluttering in our outdoor spaces, including that garage or shed.
And you might be thinking, “Becky, I live in the 5th floor of an apartment building with a balcony the size of a shoe.” And to that I say, “You have a front door, right? You have that balcony, right? You surely have some type of storage space, right? Then this DOES apply to you.”
The April Monthly Challenge is all about the Great Outdoors!!!
Here are some suggestions for things you can do around your home to clean up that outdoor space:
Sweep all the leaves off the patio/porches.
Powerwash the driveway (best.fun.ever.not.jokin.)
Trim down the crazy bushes
Dig up the dead plants - like the really dead ones, not the dormant ones unless you just really want to.
Rake the leaves, mulch them down (if you can), and get rid of them.
Wash down the patio furniture.
Take down the Christmas lights (just saying)
Replace the flower bed edging if they need a facelift
Plant new flowers.
Empty the garage and storage shed and count how many people walk by and ask if you’re having a yard sale
But no seriously, empty the garage.
Throw away any broken or pointless yard gadgets and tools
Roll up the extension cords.
Throw away the trash that might be lying around
Create a space only for yard tools
Create a space for household tools
Go through the storage bins and only keep what you actually need
Envision your home as the most welcoming home on the street. How does it look? What does it not have in the yard? What can you add or take away to change the image of what it is now to what you want it to be?
If you are having any issues trying to figure out what to keep and what to get rid of, please consider signing up for the Total Home Reset Audio Guide - a step by step private recording for you… where it’s like I am in the room with you and helping you accomplish those things you thought were too hard.