How to De-clutter the Garden from A to Z

De-cluttering some of the largest rooms of the house is always overwhelming, but it is essential to keep your house in a good-looking condition, even when it comes to the outdoor areas. The garden or the backyard usually cover such a large area that you may think even a good long weekend is not enough for a complete de-cluttering, but only if you don’t organize your work properly. That’s why you should know how to deal with the de-cluttering and clearing of the garden and all their adjacent areas, such as the garage, the basement, the cellar, the porch, etc.

First, spend a good long day only in planning and organizing what you should do. You’re not required to spend the day prior to the weekend allocated for clearance. If you keep a strict organization and you know from where to start, it may take even less than half a day. Get started with paper and a pen, and make a simple sketch of the garden area. Highlight the places/areas where you have been hoarding most of the useless objects for years. Then, highlight the places, which are most appropriate to pile and collect the scrap objects from the de-cluttering. A great tip is to allocate at least three/four different places for bio rubbish, wooden objects, metal objects and plastic objects. Include some important goals or highlights in your garden clearance schedule, such as these main tasks:
– sorting and de-cluttering;
– deciding whether to hire a of a clearance company or you can handle it all by yourself;
– donating or selling some of the useless objects;
– waste removal and disposal at a recycling centre.

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Second, spread out the tasks among all the family members and take care of personal protection. The closed spaces are a potential source of a lot of dust and dirt, while the lack of light could make the narrow spaces very risky for handling big heavy objects. Try to avoid going an extra distance when heavy lifting too. Do some cleaning of the pathways and clear all the branches, rocks and other fallen objects on the route. Don’t forget to supply your helpers with gloves for heavy lifting.

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Third, de-clutter the smallest objects and scrap tools. From old garden tools to bent and broken garden furniture – you probably want to throw away plenty of small objects you have in the garden. However, the good quality useless objects can be re-used, donated or even sold. Take your free time when de-cluttering the small objects, because they are usually much more than the bigger ones. Then, take care of the biggest objects; that indeed is the easy part, thanks to the already free space from the small junk removal.

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Fourth, sort the piles of objects by some criteria, which will help put aside the objects in good quality or these that can be repaired. Choose what to do with them – you can sell or donate them, or maybe repair and re-use them. This is one of the best ways to reduce the amount of scrap objects for clearance.

How to Declutter the Garden from A to Z

Fifth, rent a van or book a waste collection service for the junk removal if you don’t want to deal with transporting rubbish to the recycling centre. A great tip is to find a clearance company at least a couple of days in advance, for example as soon as you finish with the planning of the weekend. Call the company and they will send you a quote, then discuss the details and make the booking for the clearance services as soon as possible.

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