In the last few weeks I've eliminated a tiny bit of the work. Gone is the bird feeder. After a tree fell and smashed the metal garbage can storing the seed I decided not to buy a new container. I moved 3 bushes that always grew into the walkway. Now they won't need pruning. Gone are three flower pots. One left out on the curb moved on to a new home within the hour. The two others went into the plastic recycling bin. I kept the pot of rosemary as I like to add it to roast chicken and I also kept 3 pots of geraniums that cheer the patio.
Slowly it gets easier!
Have you found anything (other than hiring more help) that made maintaining your yard or home easier?