Get Your Outdoors Organized

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The cleaning up is seemingly never done.  As soon the house is clean it somehow becomes dirty again.  Perhaps this is what the wisest man to ever live, King Solomon, was referring to when he wrote in Ecclesiastes, “The sun rises, the sun sets, yet there is nothing new under the sun.”  Other than more housework!

And if it that isn’t enough, for those of us fortunate enough to have outdoor areas, there are also those to maintain. So where should we begin when it comes to getting our outdoors organized?

outdoor Storage Bench

Hunter Gatherer

Your first step in getting your yard organized is to hunt down all that has been left lying around, gather it in one corner, and sort through what you need and what you don’t. Get rid of what you don’t and then store what you do.  Insufficient storage?  Read on.

Outdoor Storage Shed

Plastic Sheds

Plastic garden sheds provide protection from snow, harsh sun, and everything in between.  There is a size to suit every yard and a color to match every home color scheme.  Even a technically challenged individual can assemble one, and they are cheaper and much more practical than a comparable timber shed.

Tend to the Garden

By now your outdoors should be starting to look more organized. This step will really enable you to visualize that all the hard work you are doing is worthwhile. Either call in your gardener, or, if you enjoy doing it, do it yourself, and get to work on your garden. This should be the feature of any outdoor area and if it’s not you need to make sure it is.

By now your outdoors should resemble something like you had imagined it should. Now that the trees and shrubs have been trimmed, any external damage or deterioration to your home will no longer be hidden. Have a look around the outside of the house and see if there are any window frames that require repair or painting. If they do, you know what your, or your handyman’s, next job is.

Outdoor Storage Box

And to make sure that everything stays as it is, invest in some deck boxes to store small items such as smaller gardening tools and toys – better stored there than out in the open. A hose reel is a must to keep your garden hose rolled up and tangle free in one location rather than a potential neck-breaking apparatus.

Outdoor Storage

Keeping your outdoors organized once it is in a state of organization is not difficult; all it takes is a little desire and adequate storage.


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  1. 1

    Oh lots of good tips here! One of the plastic sheds would really help us out alot. Our garage just doesnt have enough storage space for us. Might have to look into those!

  2. 2

    I love the bench that also doubles as storage, I have often thought one of those would be good for us.

  3. 3

    LOL! Pretty much all of these items are on our Christmas list! I got the hubby the storage building last year and we’re adding to it! He’s an organizing fool and I’ll be sure to share this post with him!

  4. 4

    When we lived in a house we had a shed and it was so needed. I don’t know what we would have done without one.

  5. 5

    I love a beautiful, organized back yard. Great ideas!

  6. 6

    What a gorgeous backyard!!! What great ideas! I need a shed!

  7. 7

    I love the new plastics that last a long time – even in the brutal sun.
    I’m thinking about getting one of these sheds to use as a chicken coop.
    Thanks for sharing – great tips!

  8. 8

    I definitely need some of these items!! Beautiful!

  9. 9

    Attractive storage units are a plus. I’ve been doing some fall clearing- taking one space at a time. It is really over due. Great suggestions.

  10. 10

    Great tips! Thanks for the great post:)

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