1.) Unused indoor & outdoor furniture
2.) Garden supplies that need to go curbside
3.) Trees, shrubs and plants that have gone wayside
4.) Useful items that you personally don’t use
And wheelbarrows are awesome. If you use them. If you don’t, they are big space wasters. Tom and I have had some lengthy discussions over whether or not we even need a wheelbarrow. Verdict was yes. But for many, the answer is no. They just take up to much space to justify that much storage space. Unless you have a an empty shed in the backyard. Unlikely. How about borrowing the neighbors the once or twice a year you use one?
5.) Use up what you have to free up storage space
The same rule applies to my potting soil, peat moss, vermiculite, worm castings and other soil amendments I rely on. Instead of storing these all winter I fill in the cracks in my garden beds with them or top off my pots. Besides, I figure I have to store these pots in the winter anyhow so I might as well fill them up taking up no extra space in the garage. And how about that extra grass seed? Fall is a great time to use up that bag and get your lawn green and going again before winter.
6.) Anything broken
The broken tool below? I’ve been hoarding it for over 12 years now thinking I’m going to fix it. And by fix it I mean duck taping the broken handle back on. That’s not gonna happen. Mostly because I’ll never find the broken piece of the handle. In the words of Elsa, it’s time to let it go.