There’s nothing like a tidy backyard to make you feel at peace. “Tidy” is simply a state of being — a condition of simplicity, organisation and completeness. A tidy backyard is one that should elicit feelings of freedom, love and happiness. There’s no reason why your backyard shouldn’t be completely tidy!
Have you ever considered tidying your backyard?
You have a tidy backyard resulting in effective time management and little organisation. It can reduce stress, improve your mood and make your life easier. Here’s ten tips for a tidy backyard that will help you stay organised and enjoy more quality time with your family and friends.
Tip #1- Make a plan
You’ll find it easier to create a tidy backyard if you plan which tools and equipment you need to buy, which activities will be most enjoyable for your family, and how the space should be divided. You may also be interested on my blog making plan your week with intention to reduce stress and overwhelm.
Tip #2- Do it in sections
When you clean your yard in sections you may find the process a lot less intimidating. You get to check things off your to-do list and accomplish tasks over time instead of getting overwhelmed by the magnitude of the entire project.
Tip #3- Put things where they belong
Clean up your yard and have fun doing it. Discover creative ways to store and display tools, toys, and other objects.
Tip #4- Designate a special spot for compost
Compost can help enrich the soil of your flower bed, but it should be put in a separate container.
Tip #5- Give trash can an island home that is easy to get to but out of the way
Make the trash bin easier to use by putting it where you want and creating a place your family will actually use.
Tip #6- Build a compost bin or container garden
If you have a compost bin or container garden, that’s the best way to get tidy of all that organic waste. We know not everyone is in the best situation to have something like this at home, but it’s worth looking into if you can.
Tip #7- Yard tools go in one place
Label your garden tools with signs to keep them organised, visible, and accessible so you’re ready when you need them.
Tip #8- Get rid of the trimmings
Keeping your backyard tidy is fun and easy! All you have to do is keep it clean, and we’ll help you.
Tip #9- Watering cans and hoses in one place
You love spending time outdoors. Your backyard is your pride and joy. But, you hate having to water your plants with a watering can or spending hours hosing down leaves and debris. It’s the clutter in your backyard that makes the job worse. But don’t worry — you can eliminate the clutter without hiring any gardeners. But keeping all your garden tools, watering cans, and hoses in one place helps to have a tidy space.
Tip #10- Be creative
Have some fun while you’re doing it, even if you are tidying up your backyard. Imagine it as a location where you may have fun, unwind, and spend quality time with your loved ones and close friends.
There is no reason to delay start making your yard tidy now. Make it neat. After you’ve finished doing that, take some time to appreciate what you’ve made — the results of your hard work – and be thankful that you’re engaged in an activity that pleases you.
Try using the above tips to make your backyard tidy over the weekend. Also make sure put it on your calendar as something you need to do regularly so that the mess doesn’t build up.
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