How To Turn Your Garden Into A Junk Free Haven

Posted by Rubbish Taxi | April 6th 2016

With summer lasting longer into the Autumn months of October, its makes sense to make use of your garden space for as long as you can. Small and large gardens both equally benefit from a clear out, to increase the maximum space available.

Throw It Out If Broken

The number one rule, ‘if it’s broken it must go’, applies to an endless list of items that have past their usage including broken:

  • Fences and posts
  • Garden furniture
  • Swing benches
  • Toys
  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Watering cans
  • Tools
  • Bamboo partitions
  • Junk from the house, e.g. old bath

Although raw materials like wood can come in handy for future use, you want to avoid hoarding clutter, ‘just in case’ you may need it. Unless you have a large spare workshop to relocate junk out of the garden, it’s inevitable that another de-clutter will catch up soon.

Store Away To De-Clutter

Your garden should be treated like a room, where clutter should not find it easy to establish itself. Tools and lawnmowers should be stowed away into the appropriate storage area, e.g. the garage, outerhouse, summer room, shed, greenhouse or workshop. Avoid buying extra items for the garden, if you know it will be a problem to store it during the winter months.

Take a look around your outdoor space and all the items that are taking up valuable spaces at corners of your landscape. An example of items that have exceeded their lifespan and need to be disposed of or relocated include:

  • Concrete slabs
  • Bricks
  • Crates
  • Palettes
  • Boxes
  • Empty pots
  • Barbecue stands
  • Felled trees
  • Sandpits
  • Chairs
  • Damp builders materials

If you still think that there's a bit of life left in anything lying around in your exterior garden, consider upcycling it. Crates and old pinball machines can be converted into low height tables.

Walking into your garden should feel like a haven. Green grass, trimmed shrubs, neat patios, clean deck, de-weeded bedding. The flow from house to garden should be no different than walking into another room. The before and after results of a transformed garden space can be tremendous and surprise neighbours and family alike. Focussing on the end result and having a vision for it can be the biggest motivating factor in achieving your goals. Researching for ideas online can help inspire what your dream garden should look like. Nothing is impossible when you have a plot of land. Re-landscaping your exterior can also be an incentive to interest future buyers if you are considering renovating to sell your property too.

If you’ve hit a blank wall and finding it difficult to take the first step in shifting junk from your garden space in time for the upcoming warmer weather months, then ring Rubbish Taxi for a free quote. We can help you see farewell to items you've been wanting to dispose of years. Investing your time and budget to create a larger space for young children to play and adults to relax can pay off in the warmer weather by creating a space for wellbeing.

Rubbish Taxi will collect and shift everything you tell us to, so you don't need to do any heavy lifting. We take care of it all and whats more you only pay per weight of the total items. Call 0333 800 4020 to discuss your garden waste removal and receive free advice or a quote.

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