Today's mission is to declutter yard tools and equipment in and around your home. This is also a continuation of yesterday's mission where I asked you to declutter gardening supplies and equipment.
This mission is designed to be done while working on the Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas Challenge here on the site, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.
Of course, you can do it anytime that you feel it's necessary, but during the preparation for the changes of the seasons is a great time, because you can either get ready to use the equipment and tools again, when caring for the lawn, yard and garden, or put these pieces of equipment and supplies away at the end of the season, before winter.
As discussed more in yesterday's mission, the idea is to give you a couple of days to get rid of equipment and tools that you use outdoors in your home, with yesterday focused on smaller supplies, and today dealing with larger equipment.
Everyone has different types of supplies they use for caring for their lawn and yard, but common types of items that you should at least evaluate today, to see if you should keep or get rid of them, include lawn mowers and other power equipment, wheel barrows, garden hoses, and rakes and shovels.
It may also include equipment you use for snow removal in the winter, such as snow shovels and snow blowers.
As always, I'm not telling you to get rid of anything that you regularly use and need. That would be silly, and wasteful.
Instead, this is the day to make sure you actually do use and need the stuff you're keeping, to make sure it hasn't turned into useless (at least to you) clutter.
Removing any types of tools and equipment that isn't serving a purpose for you will free up a lot of storage space in places like your garage or your outdoor storage shed, that can otherwise be used for other purposes, or give you more room to move around and use the equipment you're keeping.
Get rid of the usual clutter suspects, such as broken equipment, unused tools (such as those not used within the last year), and the least favorites if you have multiples of something you don't need to have multiples of (like several rakes, if you only need one).
Remember, it's not decluttered from your home, until it is gone, so take the time as part of this mission to decide how you'll get rid of these items, such as donation, selling, or scrapping or recyling the equipment.
Here are some photos sent in by other Declutter 365 participants, showing what they accomplished as part of this mission.
My hope is that these photos will get you inspired to tackle your own lawn tools and equipment, to get rid of the clutter.
First, here's a photo from Rignach, when she decluttered her garden shed. The pile of tools and equipment was to be sold.
Below is a collage of photos from another participant, Lisa, who said, "Cleaned out the shed last weekend!"
Finally, below is a collage of various lawn cutting equipment that has been decluttered. The green lawnmower pictured is a photo from a participant, Anni, who said, "Decluttering the garage. A little wash and now is time to say goodbye. Good condition...just needed repair (a fickle machine). The recipient was happy to receive. I gained space." The other two photos are my own (Taylor), taken from decluttered or on sale equipment within my own neighborhood.
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!
If you want to declutter similar items, check out this article with tips for decluttering tools.
In addition, you can also declutter your yard.
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!