The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Stuff
Nothing is more enjoyable than relaxing outdoors and having a nice-looking garden, patio or deck. However, if the garden, deck, or patio is filled with old outdoor stuff that looks like it’s from the past, it can also be very depressing. There is no reason to let old outdoor stuffs take over your outdoor space. It will not add value to your property, and it may not even make it look appealing any longer. Instead of letting this happen, take the time to get rid of the unwanted items and create a clean outdoor living area.
The first step in creating a clean outdoor area is to organize your outdoor stuff. Take some time and decide what you really need to have and which outdoor things are just excess weight that you’re trying to get rid of. You can go to a garage or discount store and get rid of some old outdoor stuff that you no longer need. When cleaning up your garage, check the items to see if they are still in good condition. If you find any broken items, make sure you have them repaired before you throw them away.
Next, clear out all of the debris in your outdoor area such as sticks, branches, toys, and trash. Clean up the entire area, taking special care not to leave any clippings, leaves, or other dirt in the outdoor area. You can use a shovel to remove the dirt, but a leaf blower can work just as well. Just be sure not to put any trash into your compost pile while you are working.
Once you have cleared away the dirt, you can begin to assess your outdoor stuff. You might want to consider donating some of your outdoor things to charity, because doing so will help you get a tax write-off. When choosing which outdoor items you donate, consider those that can help improve your outdoor living area.
If there are some pieces of outdoor furniture that you no longer need, consider donating these. It may take a bit of effort, but it is better than storing these items in your garage or cellar. Before you donate your outdoor stuff, clean the pieces first. If the weather is bad, you can wipe them down with a damp rag. This will prevent unwanted mold or mildew from forming.
In addition to the outdoor stuff that you have collected, you can also solicit the help of others. Chances are that you have neighbors or friends who are willing to give their outdoor stuff away for free. Ask them if they would be willing to help you empty your garage or shed. You might be able to save some money this way, since you won’t need to buy new outdoor furniture.
When you have emptied your items, clean them thoroughly. You can use a combination of bleach and soap, or just vinegar and water. After you have cleaned the stuff, wipe it down using disinfectant. Don’t forget to spray the surrounding areas of the furniture to make sure that it is completely cleaned. After you have removed all dirt and grime, apply a coat of primer on the item so that it is ready to be decorated.
When it comes to decoration, you can start off by hanging up wall art and string lights around the outdoor area. Try to find items that complement the outdoor area. If you have a lot of ivy or other such foliage, consider uprooting these plants and placing them in containers. You can also consider hanging lanterns around the outdoor area. These will provide light when you need it most.
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