Examples of items you should consider decluttering today include small gardening hand tools, gloves, buckets and watering cans, pots, potting soil and fertilizer, seeds, vegetable stakes and cages, and similar items.
Equipment that is used to maintain not just flowers or gardening, but also the yard in general, will be the focus for tomorrow.
I know there can be a lot of overlap between these categories, and so to the extent there is, think of it as having a couple of days to get this mission accomplished!
How To Decide What To Declutter Versus Keep
As always with these missions, I am not
suggesting that you get rid of all your garden tools or equipment, especially if you use it regularly.
Instead, this mission is supposed to be a time where you examine the supplies you've got, and keep only the items that you regularly use, and that still work, so the process of gardening will be easier and more fun in the future.
Get rid of anything that is broken and you reasonably know you cannot or will not repair. Similarly, if any of the seeds or similar items you've got are past their prime, dispose of them as well so you don't get confused between what is fresh and what is too old.
Also, get rid of duplicates, keeping the better of the tools or equipment, if you find you never use both of what you've got.
Further, now that it's the end of the growing season you can assess what you actually used this year, and what you never used at all. Seriously consider getting rid of items that you didn't even use this year at all, instead of storing it for yet another winter.
Finally, use the opportunity of this mission to properly clean and store any garden equipment and tools you do decide to keep, so that everything will stay safe over the course of the winter and be ready for use again when it's time.
Below I've shared some photos from other readers who've already done this mission to get you inspired and ready to tackle it yourself.
Several readers have already done this mission and have sent in photos showing their results.
I hope that these photos will inspire you to clear your own gardening tools, equipment and supplies clutter to make both your garden storage areas, as well as yards and green spaces look their best!
The photo above is from a reader, Tamara, who said, "Decluttered my shed and potting area!"
Here's several pictures below, from two Declutter 365 participants, Jennifer and Debbie, both of whom removed excess pots from their potting shelves. Jennifer said, "Cleaned off my potting shelf. There are a few on the floor I am still debating if they go back on the shelf or get added to the pile that will get donated. And I still can't find my favorite gardening gloves."
In addition, this picture below is from a reader, Dany-el, who said, "We decluttered this area in our rental which was full of rubbish and weeds from before we moved in. We then set up some free standing fence panels, made hooks from old wire coat hangers and hung some pots. It's now ready for our pea and bean seedlings."
Great job to everyone whose already done this mission! These areas look great!
Once You've Gotten Rid Of The Clutter You Can Organize What's Left
The advantage of getting rid of the clutter from your garden and supplies is that once you do, it's much easier to get what you've got left organized and ready for use.
The photo above was sent in by a reader, Karin, who worked through this mission. She said, "hubby just helped me get my seeds organized in a single spot!!!"
That will make it so much easier to find them when you need them, which is why organization (and decluttering) are so great! Doing this mission will make the whole process of gardening so much easier, and a lot more fun!
Want To Do More Decluttering Missions? Get Started With Declutter 365 Today!
Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.
The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!
Hundreds of thousands of people use this proven system to get rid of their clutter, and bring peace and calm back to their homes.
Declutter 365 works to guide you to clear the clutter without overwhelm, focusing on just one small area at a time, and without making a huge mess in the process, so you see consistent forward progress without all that "messy middle" that makes it even harder to function in your home than before you started.
In addition to building a daily decluttering habit, the Declutter 365 program, along with the accompanying 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, teaches you the skills, habits, routines, and mindsets necessary to maintain the clutter free and organized state of your home from now on, so it'll never be as messy and cluttered as it is right now, ever again.
If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!