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One Bucket at a time.

February 20, 2013

One Bucket at a time.

Don’t ever go outside this time of year to cut back ALL of the yard waste in one afternoon. It’s much easier and enjoyable to plan to do a bucket at a time.  If you’re like me, then you will procrastinate forever if the task seems daunting.  Yesterday, I got out my clean-up materials (bucket, gloves, clippers) and filled the bucket twice. I got a good amount of dead plants picked up and left time to play with my two-year old. Then I cleaned up the materials, and I moved “Clean-up yard debris” to Sunday on my task list. It appears to be the nicest weather in the next seven days. Another thing to point out is that I separate out “cutting back dead yard debris” from “weeding” on my task list. They are two different tasks, and they can both be very time-consuming. As human beings we are built to need to feel achievement in our days. So it’s important to set up yard work in separable tasks that can be completed in 30 minutes. At least if you want to continue to enjoy it indefinitely into the future!  And I do!

So go outside and fill up a bucket!  Then do something fun!


The UNgardener


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