5 Great Tips for Keeping your Outdoors Organized

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

With spring just around the corner I’m sure the words “spring cleaning” jumped into your mind. I’m also sure that just as soon as they, pardon the pun, sprang to mind, you tried to remove them from your thought processes. After all, we all look forward to spring cleaning about as much as an impacted wisdom tooth. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you are fortunate enough to have outdoor space to enjoy than you realize how much flexibility and fun they provide for you and your family. However, for every upside there is a downside. Having outdoor areas means that they must be maintained and every extra meter of space is an extra meter that must stay organized otherwise it only becomes an eyesore, source of aggravation, and, in a worst case scenario, a dangerous area for those we love the most.

Keeping your outdoors organized though need not be a chore, especially if you do it on a regular basis in which case all it will require is maintenance. Keeping your outdoors organized has many parallels with keeping your indoors organized. Following are five great tips for Keeping your outdoors organized: 

    •    Maintain the Garden – whether you employ a gardener or you do it yourself, your garden must be constantly maintained. A well maintained garden is equivalent to vacuuming or brushing your floor. Trees, flowers, and shrubs are living things which give us much pleasure but also require much care. If you have too much grass then consider replacing part of it with pavers that are easier to maintain. Remember, it’s much easier to maintain a garden than to wait till it becomes a jungle before doing so.
    •    Outdoor Storage – imagine the inside of your home without shelving and storage areas. Why should your outdoors be any different? Deck boxes for smaller items and plastic sheds for larger items are excellent storage solutions. Plastic sheds and deck boxes come in different sizes and colors, and are easy to assemble. They are durable and the perfect place for toys, gardening equipment, and other items that are usually left lying around your outdoors that are both unsightly and dangerous.
    •    Stackable Outdoor Furniture –to really enjoy our outdoors we need outdoor furniture but in the colder months when it is not in use it takes up space. Stackable furniture is a great solution especially for smaller areas. When not in use, simply stack the furniture in a corner and suddenly your yard looks so much bigger.
    •    Maintain Outdoor Furniture – there is nothing worse than seeing outdoor furniture that is falling apart due to wear and tear and exposure to the elements. Would you allow people to enter your house if your sofa was in a state of disrepair? Plastic furniture is easier to maintain than wooden furniture so if you don’t want to spend much time maintaining your outdoor furniture plastic is the better solution.
    •    Hose Reel – a hose snaking around your yard is both dangerous and annoying. I advise you to purchase a hose reel that will enable you to quickly and easily roll up your hose into one small area after use.

Spring cleaning, or year-round cleaning of your outdoor areas need not be a chore. With a little planning and a steady maintenance regime you will be left with plenty of time to really enjoy your outdoors with the family.

Written by Sharon B Robinson on behalf of keter.

  1. Vanessa Rogers February 28, 2013 at 8:56 PM  

    These are great tips! I keep this post.


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