February 25, 2010

Time Management

El Nino has been good to us in the Pacific NW. We are having spring like weather in February with daffodils blooming, birds chirping and weeds thriving. I love yard work but can often feel overwhelmed by all of the weeding that needs to be done, especially in early spring.

Instead of avoiding the monumental task of conquering weeds, I have devised my own time management system: 2 or 5 gallon buckets. Depending on time and energy available, I will grab either sized bucket and weed until it is full. Once full, I clean up and head inside. Within just a few days, you wouldn't believe how many weeds are pulled with seemingly little effort.

Bucket time management is my solution for those of you feeling daunted by yard work.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

We do something similar...if the yardwaste can is full than weeding/trimming/mowing is done!! Certain times of year, like last month when I was trimming back rose bushes this went pretty quick! Enjoy the nice weather, we are expecting rain here in "sunny" San Diego delaying my concrete. We are supposed to be sunny, you are supposed to be rainy...hmmm!