How to Declutter Your Outdoor Space


When people think of decluttering, they usually think of doing chores inside the house—but what about outside of the house? Your back patio, yard and garden shed can gather just as much mess and clutter as your rooms indoors. You need to give them just as much time and attention this spring.

Here are some tips that will help you declutter your outdoor spaces.

Get the Right Patio Furniture

Patio furniture can take up a lot of space, especially when it’s not in use. You have chairs, tables, benches and footrests taking up the precious real estate on your deck and blocking foot traffic between the back entrance and your yard. So, how can you minimize this clutter?

One thing that you can do is replace your current patio furniture with a convertible outdoor set. Take a look at what the Transformer Outdoors patio set can do for your outdoor organization. The modular patio set has multiple components that are removable and reconfigurable so that you can make a loveseat, sectional, bed, etc., depending on how you want to organize the set-up and how many guests will need seating. When you don’t intend to use the set, you can tuck the components into their smallest form and stack them. You’ll save so much space.

Start a Vertical Garden

Flower beds, vegetable patches and herb gardens can take up a lot of space in your yard and make it feel cluttered. To optimize what little space you have, you should plant vertical gardens against the walls of your house or your yard’s fence instead. This will let you exercise your green thumb without taking up any unnecessary real estate in your yard.

Organize Your Over-Stuffed Shed

Do you have a garden shed that’s packed to the brim with yard tools, power tools and seasonal equipment? Then you need to pull everything out of that shed and get it organized.

Start by getting rid of anything that you don’t need anymore—a lawnmower that’s been broken for years, chipped terracotta pots and rusted tools. Once you’ve purged your shed of unwanted items, you should add more storage. Install wall-mounted pegboards to organize your small hand and gardening tools. Put up cubbies or floating shelves to organize toolboxes, bike helmets and other sports equipment. Add a wall-mounted rack to neatly store your shovels, rakes and larger yard tools.

After taking all of these steps, you’ll find that your garden shed has plenty of room leftover.

Wrap Up Your Hose

Stop letting your garden hose lie tangled in the middle of your yard. With the help of a wall-mounted hose hanger, you can neatly wrap up your hose and keep it tucked out of the way. Install a hose hanger inside of your garden shed for easy storage during the fall and winter months.

Put Toys Away

Your yard is the perfect spot for your kids to play in the fresh air. It’s also the perfect spot for them to leave a trail of toys behind. To keep your yard a little more organized, you should get a plastic toy bin to store all of their toys.

Make sure that they only leave their waterproof toys in the bin. Toys like stuffed animals could get damp and mildewy in there.

Your backyard may never be as neat and clean as your rooms inside, but that doesn’t mean that you should let the clutter pile up. Organize your outdoors!

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen, a celebrated writer in the home and garden niche, boasts over 12 years of hands-on experience. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Before joining our team in 2016, she worked as a landscape designer, combining her love for nature and design. Sandy's expertise shines through her articles, offering readers practical and aesthetically pleasing gardening tips. Off the clock, she enjoys hiking and nature photography, further nurturing her connection with the outdoors.

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