You probably spend a certain amount of time organizing the inside of your home. But what about the outside? After all, the first impression people get when they come over will be formed before they even come in. Here are 12 tips for keeping your outdoor property neat and tidy.
1. The Garden Hose
Nothing says “messy” like a hose that’s tangled or draped across your lawn. Get a hose reel or other storage solution, and keep it under wraps.
2. Create Zones
Set up one zone for the kids to play, another for potting plants, and another for relaxing. Create whatever zones work best for your family. It’s easy to keep things clean this way!
3. Get a Potting Bench
If you love potted plants and flowers, you definitely need this. Here’s a DIY solution made from pallets.
4. Towel Storage
If you have a pool ,or if the kids love water playtime, you can make your own drying rack to hang towels in the sunshine.
5. Outdoor Shelving
You use shelves to store your stuff inside, so why not do the same outside? An outdoor shelf or two is great for storing patio supplies, plants, or decor.
6. A Small Shed
Even if you have a tiny yard, you probably have room for a little shed that stores gardening tools, fertilizer, etc.
7. Keep BBQ Tools Put Away
This genius solution keeps your tools handy, but out of the way when you’re not using them. It’s perfect if your grill is kept near a fence or wall. Grab some Command Hooks meant to withstand outdoor elements.
8. Build an Outdoor Toy Center
Keep hula hoops, jump ropes, and other outdoor toys secure and out of the way. Build your own organizer out of PVC.
9. Get a Bike Stand
If you have several bikes, you need your own bike rack or stand. It’ll keep them out of the yard.
10. Cover the Grill
It seems obvious, but a covered grill is a cleaner grill. It’ll keep your backyard looking neater, too.
11. Hide Your AC
Your air conditioner needs to breathe, but it definitely looks better kept under wraps. Make your own cover out of pallets with this DIY plan.
12. Divide Spaces
Creating visually-designated spaces makes your yard look and feel more organized. You don’t have to pour concrete; it can be as cheap and easy as adding mulch or gravel, along with an edging.