How To Declutter A Backyard: 7 Things To Get Rid Of
Spring is just around the corner. And with the warm weather and the snow melting away, a lot of forgotten clutter will once again start to show. The backyard often becomes a graveyard for all the things we don’t know what to do with. Old rusty bikes, broken pots, forgotten chairs, and chipped bricks – all sitting around our beautiful garden and for what? We tend to forget that the backyard is also a part of the house and it also needs a good decluttering from time to time. With spring approaching now is the perfect time to start clearing out any old, broken, and unused junk to make space for new garden beds, fresh grass, and new furniture. That’s why today we will show you how to declutter a backyard properly.
We tend to forget that the backyard is also a part of the house
Spring is just around the corner and it’s time for some spring cleaning
How To Declutter A Backyard
Whether you have a huge garden or a small one, there are plenty of benefits to decluttering the space and getting the outdoor area nice and organized. Plus, decluttering doesn’t mean you need to throw everything away. You can also fix, repurpose, or recycle some of the items on the list. So, let’s take a look at some things you probably don’t need to keep in your yard anymore.
There are plenty of benefits to decluttering the garden space
Decluttering doesn’t mean you need to throw everything away
#Old garden furniture
Old, rusty, broken garden furniture takes up a ton of space in your yard. That’s why it should be one of the first things you get rid of when decluttering. If they are not fit for sitting or use, then why are they lying around in your garden? Toss them. Or if they are still useable but you don’t like them anymore – sell, donate or gift. Just don’t leave them in the yard to decay and take up precious space. Old garden furniture is an eyesore and you won’t be able to have a nice tidy garden until it is removed. It’s big, bulky, and broken. That’s why we recommend starting with it when decluttering.
Old, rusty, broken garden furniture takes up a ton of space in your yard
#Unused or broken pots
If you have any unused, broken, or empty planters – it’s time to put them to good use. Bring back the life in them by planting beautiful plants or give them to someone who might use them. As long as they are in one piece, why not give them a second life? Wash them down, give them a good scrub, repaint them if needed, add some soil and plants and viola! If they are broken on the other hand, you can toss them out or get creative and make little fairy garden homes as a fun DIY project.
If you have any unused, broken, or empty planters – it’s time to put them to good use
#Old log piles
If you have a fireplace or wood burner, you’ve probably stacked up on logs. However, if you haven’t used them in a while you may have a bunch of piled up logs in your yard that are just rotting away. Logs need proper storage to keep them nice and dry. If you don’t have that you may need to recycle your old logs. There is no point in keeping rotting, wet logs, especially if you know you are not going to use them anytime soon. Use them around the yard to deter pests, make a bug hotel, compost them, etc.
If you have a fireplace or wood burner, you’ve probably stacked up on logs
#Broken yard tools
Garden’s tend to need a lot of tools – rakes, hoses, gloves, forks, hoes, wheelbarrows, and so on. These supplies take up a ton of space and can create a ton of clutter. And while they can create a mess even when they are brand new, broken tools can do even more damage to your yard. If you see anything that is broken, ripped, or damaged, you really don’t need it, so toss it. No need for it to take up space and collect dust. Leave only tools that you can still use and that you need. There is no need to have the same tool a couple of times. If you have any repeating tools, you can give them to someone who needs them or donate them.
Garden’s tend to need a lot of tools – rakes, hoses, gloves, forks, hoes, wheelbarrows, etc.
If you have a ton of plant trimmings, piles of grass, or bags of dead leaves lying around, it’s time to take care of them. Yard waste and plant debris can very easily clutter your backyard, which is not something you want. You can find the appropriate way to throw the debris out or you can buy a composter and start turning all that waste into something useful, like plant food. To the composter you can also add wood, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggshells, old veggies, etc. So, you not only get rid of garden clutter, but also some home clutter with the composter. And you get help you soil out? Amazing!
Yard waste and plant debris can very easily clutter your backyard
#Old play sets
Play sets are a great thing to have around the yard. That is as long as they are being used and are in good condition. If there is no one left to play with these sets or they are simply way too beaten up, it’s time to get rid of them. They usually take up a ton of space you could be using for something else and just get worse over time. You can either sell it for a reasonable price depending on the condition, give it as a gift to somebody in need, donate it to your local children’s organization or if it’s a goner – throw it away. Whatever you do, just get it out of your yard.
Play sets are a great thing to have around the yard
There is nothing better than having a barbecue in the garden. However, if you have switched from charcoal barbecue to a gas grill or have a bunch of leftover charcoal for some reason, it’s time to get rid of it. However, don’t just toss it in the trash. You can easily repurpose it around the garden. Add some charcoal pieces to the compost pile, place one in a toolbox to get rid of moisture, use crushed charcoal on soil as a weed suppressor, or add some crushed charcoal to the soil of an orchid. There are plenty of ways to use up that leftover charcoal.
There is nothing better than having a barbecue in the garden
This was how to declutter a backyard effectively by getting rid of all of the unnecessary and unusable items lying around. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can enjoy a cleaner, tidier, and prettier backyard.
This was how to declutter a backyard effectively