When it comes to fall clean up many know the work involved. Back breaking work is what many will describe it. There is garden clean up involving pulling out the annual flowers and cutting back the perennials. All of this needs to be carried somewhere.
What if there was a ‘System’ that helps you get the job done faster?
Using the correct tools makes the ‘Preparation To Dismantel’ easier! The following are a list of tools I use. This is my 6th year gardening. Each year I bought tools I could afford while shopping for the next tool using Amazon to compare tools.
Tools To Help You
The following is a list of tools I use in my end of season garden cleanup. I will be adding tools as I get to the next step. I am writing this post in real time.
The Poly Garden Dump Cart is my newest tool and let me tell you, we are going to be great friends for years to come! It is making this season’s garden clean up a breeze! The following are photos of my garden clean up.
With the use of my Gloves and Pruner I was well on my way to ‘End Of Season Garden Clean Up 2016’. In hardly any time at all working ’15 Minutes At A Time’ clean up was taking shape!
Pulling My Wagon Cart
I was able to get lots of foliage in my new Poly Garden Dump Cart. I headed to the back of my property to begin the pile that will decompose through the winter.
Dumping Was A Breeze
What makes dumping a breeze with this cart is the mechanics of it. It turns easily even in tight areas. Simply pull the lever in the front and the mechanics of it makes it easy to dump!
Here’s To Your Garden Clean Up Of 2016 Season To Go As Well As Mine Is!
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Looking forward to sharing this season of end of year clean up with you!
The following 3 things have made a world of difference in the overall upkeep of my home. If you would like to make mornings easier and nights calmer, please read on.
1. Shine Your Sink
It is a proven fact that if our kitchens are clean, we are more likely to make dinner at home each night. The trick? Before you start to prepare your meal, always start out with a a sink full of hot soapy water and clean as you cook. Just this one habit will make a world of difference. Then 10 minutes before you go to bed, check the sink for any dishes used after dinner. Put them in the appropriate place and then wipe out/shine your sink. You are now ready for tomorrow!
2. Lay Out Clothes
Simply knowing what you will be wearing right down to the earrings you choose will make your morning a breeze. Have a back up outfit for the days that you are not up to par.
3. Launch Pad Ready
It can be as simple as knowing where your keys are to a written list of things going with you. Lay out the things that don’t require refrigeration. Dedicate an area in your home where all of this will be located.
It Is As Simple As 1. 2. 3.!
Remember it usually takes 21 days to form a habit so be patient with yourself. When you commit to these three habits daily, you will see a big difference in your week.
It is that time of year in South Dakota where the pests are looking for warm places to live. One of the pests that have made their way are Boxelder Bugs.
One of the reasons they like to hit my place hard is boxelder trees are planted close to the house. Various reasons why a home owner would choose this tree.
1. It Grows Fast
2. 70 years ago we did not have the choices we do today.
How I Manage Boxelder Bugs And Other Pests
When I moved into my home all but 17 years ago, lots of work is what the house needed. One was pest control. Since I have Fibromyalgia I am hypersensitive to smells and that includes chemical sensitivity. I needed a pest control that was ‘Odor Free’. I found it to be Tempo Ultra SC. After it has dried it is safe around food, children and pets. I needed all three. Couple that with a 1 Gallon Poly Sprayer For Chemical And Bleach makes the job easy.
How To Spray Outside Of House
I start from the left working my way right spraying 2 feet from the ground up the side of the house and 2 feet away from the house. It creates a great barrier. I also spray around the window and doors. Going the extra step using this technique has saved me from having crawling pests inside my home.
October is Paper Clutter! Yes, you heard it! Paper Clutter! We all have it. In the electronic age, we still have paper clutter. Why? Many of us have not gone to paperless. It is that simple. Many don’t feel comfortable. There is something about getting that envelope in the mail to make it real.
3 Stages Of Paper Clutter
In The Midst Of It
Whatever stage you are in, it is important to simply
Set up an area in your home to Cha! Cha!
Sort by ‘THROW AWAY’ and ‘PUT AWAY’
Designate Amount Of TIME You Will Spend On It Each Day And