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Top Tips For Garden Organisation

We’ve all been there, chucking garden tools, toys and outdoor furniture into the corner of the back garden promising ourselves that one day we’ll get it organised. The next thing you know it is quickly an overgrown, unorganised mess. 

Below are some top tips to help you get the garden you've always dreamed of!

1. Clear Out Old Items

This is your first step to an organised garden! Go through everything in your garden that you no longer need/use and decide whether to recycle or donate your items. This will help declutter your garden and also benefit wildlife!

2. Group Items Together

After you have had a good clear-out, start by organising the items that survived the cut! List everything you need to store and begin by grouping similar items together - this can be arranged by product type or size. This will help give you an idea of what kind of storage options you may need.

3. Consider Storage Options 

The time has come to think about where to store your stuff now that your garden is free of junk. There is a wide range of storage items, from sheds to log stores to wipe-clean waterproof boxes to help keep your garden organised.

Before you buy, make sure you take the following things into consideration:

  • The space you have in your garden
  • Items you use the most (there's no point storing away items you use daily)
  • Are there ways you can upcycle?

B&Q have a vast range of reasonably priced storage options, which will generate a FREE donation for your chosen charity. Take a look at this storage box for only £55:

Keter Comfy Wood Effect Plastic Garden Storage Box:

This wood-effect plastic patio storage box is a great way to store your garden tools, sundries, cushions, or whatever else you might need to tidy away. It's been designed to show a stylish, board effect design with built-in handles

4. Upcycle Where You Can

Whilst clearing your garden you may stumble upon some old items or furniture that will revamp your garden for little to no cost! A great storage idea is to give an old chest of drawers new life in the garden. Give it a freshen-up with some paint and maybe even attach wheels to make it easier to move around. This is the perfect way to store tools or even create a garden bed!

BillyOh has some great ideas, including this brilliant pallet sofa! For more great ideas, check out BillyOh's creative upcycling ideas here

5. Create A Planting Schedule

All plants have different environments and conditions they need to thrive. By using a schedule to grow your plot, it will be easier to calculate the best time to plant certain flowers, vegetables or fruit. This will ensure that your garden is alive and beautiful all year round!

Etsy has a great range of Planting Calendars you can purchase that you can tailor to your needs! What's even better is you can raise a FREE donation for your charity when you purchase through Give as you Live Online!

What is Give as you Live Online?

Give as you Live Online is a FREE online fundraising platform that has raised over £29 million for UK charities just through online shopping. There are over 6,000 stores listed and over 200,000 charities available to support. Sign up, click through Give as you Live Online and raise free donations whenever you shop!

Offers, donation rates and participating stores are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change. Please visit the Give as you Live Online website for the most up to date information.

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