It is an inevitable part of life that everything gets dirty and descends into chaos unless we tend to our property and keep everything groomed.
The outdoors is one of the most difficult areas to tackle because it is so massive. Many homes are built on acres of land.
Homeowners often have too much clutter than they know what to do with if they are busy and lack disciplined self-organization skills.
For this reason, I have put together a guide of 10 do-it-yourself outdoor cleaning steps and published it below.
Step #1: Eliminate Clutter
Decluttering is the first step before any cleaning can take place. Some homes have children’s toys, tools, junk parts, junk cars, or other contraptions that seem to be floating around.
It can be expensive to create storage space for all the things that you own. The eventual result of running out of space is clutter all over your lawn and backyard.
Step #2: Sell Excess Property
If space is an issue, you may want to consider selling some of the things that you don’t get much out of and probably won’t need any time soon.
As hard as it may be to throw things away or sell things at a yard sale or farmer’s market, it is a necessary evil for many homeowners to even begin cleaning up.
Step #3: Sweep and Rake
Dirt is going to accumulate on your sidewalk, porches, driveways, and in your garage. Leaves will build up quickly in the autumn and inundate your lawn with a layer of rich organic material.
If you turn the leaves into mulch, it will strengthen your lawn and reduce the chances of weeds popping up next season.
In order to have that prissy appearance that catches the eye, homeowners need to sweep and remove the leaves regularly.
Step #4: Tend to Your Landscaping
Most homes have grass, hedges, trees, gardens, and other landscaping materials such as stones and mulch that can start to look a little rough around the edges without continual maintenance.
It only takes a single afternoon to mow the lawn, trim the hedges, and prune your overgrown trees…
Continue reading the article and learn more about outdoor cleaning on Daisy Linden’s blog.