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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Organizing the Yard and Garden

It's Thursday! Time to get organized! 
If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.  


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                          Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                        Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.
Week 29 about Organizing the Bathroom HERE
Week 30 about Organizing the Medicine Cabinet HERE.
Week 31 about Organizing Your Child's Clothes and Closet HERE.
Week 32 about Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia HERE.
Week 33 about Organizing Your Child's Bedroom HERE.
Week 34 about Organizing Your Bedroom Closet HERE
Week 35 about Organizing Your Memorabilia HERE
Week 36 about Organizing Your Master Bedroom HERE
Week 37 about Organizing Your Jewelry, Accessories and Purses HERE.
Week 38 about Organizing your Home Office HERE 
Week 39 about Organizing the Linen Closet HERE.
Week 40 about Organizing the Basement HERE.
Week 41 about Organizing the Attic HERE.
Week 42 about Organizing the Garage HERE.
 This week we are talking about the yard and garden area. The yard is the first impression that people have of your home. Jennifer suggests not planting anything that you do not have time to take care of. My husband and I have found that planting perennials helps with the time commitment. Things that come back every year and do not require a lot of maintenance. We just don't have the time to care for things like this right now. And to be honest, I do not have a green thumb. It's not a strong suit of mine. My husband enjoys it but does not have the time right now.
We did plant a wonderful raised bed garden this summer. We loved the raised bed as we did not have as many weeds and got a higher yield from our plants. You can see that in some of my gardening posts.
This Week's Goals:
1. Clean up your yard: toss things that are rusted, broken, dead plants, old decorations, etc. Put out a new welcome mat if yours is old and dingy.
2. clean gutters and downspouts
3. clean windows. We love using Shaklee's Basic H2 for this. It is safe, works extremely well and is really cost-effective.
4. Till the garden  
1. Tired of raking leaves? Try mowing them with a bagging mower. Takes care of the leaves and makes a great compost for the garden.
2. If you don't have the space for a veggie garden, you can add a plant or two into your flower beds. 
I love these tips!!
Thanks for reading. Please visit me on facebook very soon for more health and wellness tips.
Next week we will start the Special Events part of the Organize Now book. First up, Organizing your Holiday. Great timing with Thanksgiving coming soon.
Have a great day!

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