Spring weather invites us back into our yards. Your yard might include gardens, decks, a pool or a solely a green space. It might be a space for you to rejuvenate or entertain. No matter the use, you are creating an organized and functional space to enjoy for the season.
Your space needs freshening up. That might be power washing, pruning or general maintenance. Make a list of what needs to be done. Decide if you are going to do the work or if you are going to delegate it. Set a date an time on your calendar after excessive pollen has ended or other inclement weather. Working with a team makes this work move quickly.
Get organized with your tools for freshening up. Set aside a space in your garage specifically for your outside tools. It’s easier to work when everything is together and ready to use. Use vertical shelving to keep your garden tools and sprays together.
Organize your zones
Just like inside your home, your outside has many different uses. Organize by zones for entertaining and activity. If you have seating, be sure you have company comforts like tables to place food or drinks. If you have sports, be sure you have bins to store racquets, balls or other accessories. Sit or stand in your spot and think about what you will use there and how to store it.
Large covered chests can help you store items. Be sure you use one chest to store a single item. Use a chest for pillows, a chest for toys and a chest for sports. Small items fall to the bottom so add a small shoe box size plastic bin to hold these. Be sure you have ample garbage cans for trash.
Maintain your space
Every space needs a little work throughout the season. It may be small repairs. It may be storms or wind. Keep you space maintained with a quick weekly walk through that gets all items back to where they belong and organized.
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