Weeding Out Your Gardening Stuff
For many, gardening is a soothing and relaxing hobby. Over time you may accumulate a collection of gardening tools, fertilizers etc. that can become overwhelming. Here are some tips to help maintain your gardening collection while preventing it from becoming too cluttered.
1. Use your product until it is gone. Whether it is fertilizer, insect killer, or some other type of garden treatment, you should use the entire contents of the container. Look through your gardening supplies; if your materials are half full, decide if you are likely to use them again, if not, dispose of them properly. Be sure to read the label for proper disposal instructions.
2. Weed out your “toy” tools. Which tools do you use on a regular basis? Are the others just taking up space? Whether they were a good buy at the store or a gift from a friend, if they don’t work well in the garden they aren’t worth keeping. Pick a few favorites to keep and give the others to someone special or donate them to charity.
3. Pitch your pots. Recycle your plastic nursery pots instead of letting them collect in a corner. Most gardeners have a few on hand, but they should be kept to a reasonable number. If you aren’t careful, before you know it, you’ll have more than you can handle.
4. Discard tools that don’t work. Using a tool that won’t function properly can cause frustration while gardening.
5. Pair your gloves. Get rid of any single gloves that you don’t use. Chances are if you can’t find the other glove now, you won’t be able to find it when you need it.
Copyright 2013 Nancy Miller
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Nancy Miller, a professional organizer with over 20 years of experience coupled with a Certified Professional Coaching credential offers both personal and business consultation. Nancy’s credentials include past membership in the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. She delivers over 100 programs nationwide each year. Her book, Clutterology® Getting Rid of Clutter and Getting Organized is in it’s 4th Edition