5 Tips to Finally Declutter Your Yard Successfully
Your home exterior is as important as the interior when it comes to a comfortable and happy lifestyle. There have been many talks about the effect of personal environment on the human mind, which is precisely why decluttering your home has become such an important mission for every homeowner. But, the exterior of your home – your yard – shouldn’t be ignored in this process either.
What’s more, making sure that your landscape design is pleasant and inviting will allow you much more freedom for relaxation and fun. Not to mention that a tidy yard that’s well landscaped will improve your curb appeal as well, and even boost your home’s resale value.
When it comes to yard decluttering, you don’t have to worry yourself with overly challenging projects right from the start. There are many ways to go about this, and you can adjust your most pressing projects to your schedule. The important thing is to give yourself time and not give up on your ideal yard look.
Prepare Yourself Properly
When you finally decide that it’s time you took care of your yard, it’s essential that you first prepare yourself for the process. After all, people can easily lose their motivation and even make a bigger mess when they realize half way through that they don’t know what to do with the junk or where to dispose of it.
Therefore, your first steps should involve a thorough analysis of everything you have in your yard that needs to be properly stored or thrown away. Then, proceed to checking the greenery in order to see how much trimming and pruning will be necessary.
Once you’re done with that, you can get in touch with the disposal companies or simply do your research about where you need to get rid of the stuff. It would be really helpful to take notes of everything so that you don’t forget about a single element that affects the look of your yard.
Be Very Critical Of What You Need
It’s finally time for declutter. This usually involves your yard shed storage as well as the decorative bits for your yard. You have to really ask yourself whether you need everything and how often you use these things or find pleasure in them. It doesn’t matter if something was a gift.
If it doesn’t fit your yard image, it’s time to say goodbye to it. Aside from throwing things away, you can also organize a yard sale for the stuff that may be useful to other people. In general, your storage shed will probably make you sweat the most.
This is why you need to get everything out of it, clean it up properly, and designate specific areas for different things, while piling the unnecessary stuff in a separate box/spot.
Work On Your Yard
Only when you’re completely done with cataloging everything in your yard and decluttering the shed should you proceed to the yard itself. Even if you don’t have too many trinkets and decorative elements, overgrown grass and shrubs can make the whole space look cluttered and messy.
Therefore, the first thing you should do is to cut, trim, and prune everything that needs maintenance. Also, think about whether you really like the decorative plants you have in your yard. If you want to create a specific look, you may need to get rid of the current plants and plant new ones in order to complete the look.
Even if you’re not much of a gardener, you can always opt for low-maintenance plants that thrive outdoors throughout the year. Make sure that you think their position through. If you plan to add patio/seating area/something else to your yard, you may want to designate the plants at the side of your yard, next to the fence, etc.
Make Your Yard Stand Out
So, your shed is cleared out and the greenery in your yard looks neat. If you’re satisfied, you can leave it at that. But, there are always additional ways to boost your curb appeal and create a truly pleasant atmosphere and a natural escape in your own home.
For instance, you can always add a patio, repair or add a fence, install bench seating and maybe even a fire pit, or you may be interested in a pool/spa installation. If you opted for a large garden, water features will be necessary as well. This all sounds like a lot of work but if you have a specific goal in mind, don’t hesitate to work towards it.
For starters, you don’t have to do this on your own thanks to the landscaping professionals who can do all the work for you and then even proceed with regular maintenance services. A lot of people give up on their dream yard thinking that they will be responsible for maintaining it afterwards without knowing their options.
Quick DIY Projects
You may be interested in all of the yard features mentioned above, but simply don’t have the time or the resources to jump into them immediately. Well, you don’t have to stop sprucing up the look of your yard just because you’ll have to wait a while for something more striking.
No, you can make sure that you still have interesting yard features with your own DIY skills, For starters, repainting the shed and the fence (as well as any other outdoor element that fits the scheme and image you’re going for) is a great way to change the whole look of your yard easily.
Decorating your garden with larger stones and wooden signs is also a fun way to make a difference. If you have a large tree, don’t hesitate to make a tree swing. And, in case you are not able to add fancy outdoor lighting immediately, you can use fairy lights or torches.
The whole point is to choose just a couple of interesting yard details and incorporate them into the clean look you have already achieved. That way, the clutter will be gone, but your yard won’t look empty and cold.
Some of you may not be interested in outdoor features at all and just want to make the whole yard less cluttered and more elegant. In that respect, the mentioned repainting of the fence and shed are a given, but also be careful with what decorative plants you choose. Monochromatic look is really trendy right now and opting for flowers/plants of the same color will definitely minimize the appearance of any mess.