Day 21 Purging Tips – Yard Equipment

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It’s Day 21 of the 31 Days of 10-minute Purging Tips Challenge. Today we’ll be going through our yard equipment to eliminate things we don’t need from our lives and home, clearing the clutters so that we can better enjoy life. 

Let me honest. It is brutally cold weather where I am. It didn’t occur to me until just now that going through yard equipment may not be the best job to do in January. Sheepish grin. If it’s brutally cold where you are, take today to go back and work again on one of our previous 20 purging tasks. You can come back to today’s task in April when it’s not dangerous to be outside.  Bu-uut, if you’re up for it, let’s tackle purging our yard equipment today.  

Clearing Clutter – Tips for Purging Yard Equipment

Grab the 6 purging bags you created earlier and the free printable Purging Clutter Checklist.  Let’s head out to the garage or tool shed to start purging. 

Take Everything Out- Remember we’re doing this in 10 minutes. Only take out as much as you can go through in that time. You can come back to the other items another time you have 10 minutes (and it’s not below freezing outside). Lay the items you take out on the ground or work bench.

Group Like Items Together – Quickly group like items together. Put all the rakes together, all the gardening gloves together, all the empty plastic flower pots together, and so on. 

Evaluate – Look at each group you’ve created. Are there any broken items? They need to go. Do you have more rakes than you have people in your family? Do you really need all of them? Do you have a big pile of empty black plastic flower pots falling over in the corner? Unless you’re a big gardener (and need them to transplant plants), you need to recycle those containers. Keep one or two if you’re stressing over getting rid of them all, but most of them need to go. 

Purge – Remove items you don’t need to keep and place them in one of your 6 purging bags. If you have items that you will commit to selling in a yard sale this coming spring, you can keep them, but otherwise make sure you get rid of those items this week. 

Put Everything Away – Put the items you’ve decided to keep back away.

Just in case you’re not heading outside to purge today, here are some inside organizing tips

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Do you know why square organizing bins and containers are my favorite? It’s because of Square Rules Organizing. 

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You could head to the kitchen and use these Top Kitchen Organizing Ideas from 2015

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Or you could watch some T.V. and do some Couch Potato Organizing Your T-Shirts. 

We’ve done it. Day 21 is down. Woo hoo! Join me tomorrow for Day 22 in the 31 Days of 10-Minute Purging Tips challenge. Let’s purge some more to make room so you can enjoy life more.

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