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How to Spring Clean your Outdoor Areas
Spring is finally in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. After what seemed like the longest, coldest, snowiest winter in history up here in the Pacific Northwest the flowers are blooming and Mr. Golden Sun is peeking out. I don’t know about you, but as soon as the morning birds start chirping and the tulip bulbs start peeking through the soil I get the urge to start spring cleaning.
This is a great time of year to open the windows, let the fresh breeze in and start getting rid of old belongings and scrubbing down the surfaces in your home.
Something that may be an afterthought while you’re spring cleaning are the windows. Go and take a look at the windows in your home right now. Are they a little dirty and dusty with water spots and fingerprints all over them? I thought so.
The weather is going to continue to get nicer and nicer as spring rolls into summer, which means lots of outdoor entertaining. We’ve got Easter, followed by Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Father’s Day, Fourth of July and lots of other reasons to get together with family and friends for backyard BBQ’s and parties.
We end up going to my mom and dad’s house to celebrate for most of my family’s parties. They have a nice house with a great backyard for entertaining. My mom keeps her house immaculate. You can believe me when I say there are definitely no fingerprints or smears on her widows. Unlike some of the other surfaces in your home that can hide dirt and grime like wood surfaces, if your house isn’t spic and span, your windows will rat you out.
When you are getting ready to spring cleaning your home inside and out make sure you head to Fred Meyer to stock up on cleaning supplies.
On a recent trip I picked up Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner. It’s a great product for cleaning glass, windows, brick and outdoor furniture. It’s a basically a 4 in 1 product and the only one you need to get your outdoor areas ready for entertaining. You can use it to clean patio furniture, playsets, siding and other outdoor glass surfaces. It leaves no dull residue so all you have to do is spray, rinse and let dry.
How to Clean Your Outdoor Spaces
When using an outdoor cleaner like WindexⓇ Outdoor Glass Concentrated Cleaner you just need to attach it to your garden hose and remove the yellow plug.
- Turn to RINSE and from at least 5 feet away, rinse the entire surface,
- Turn to CLEAN and apply suds to entire surface moving from bottom to top (about 20 seconds)
- Turn to RINSE: Wait while it soaks for about 15 seconds but do not allow the suds to dry on surface (will cause streaks) Rinse entire surface from top to bottom, removing all suds. Continue rinsing for 10 more seconds.
- Replace yellow plug for storage.
I found this product really easy and fun (yes fun!) to use.
- For stubborn dirt, wipe sudsy areas with a sponge
- Use when temperature is above 55
- Dry window with a squeegee in hard water areas
After you’re done cleaning your outside area, don’t forget about the kid fingerprints and dog snout smears on your interior windows.
I’ve been using Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner for most of my indoor cleaning lately and I love it. You can use it not only for glass, but counter tops, and appliances. It’s another great multipurpose product from WindexⓇ and the ammonia-free formula has no harsh vinegar smell, just a fresh clean scent.
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? What occasions are you getting your backyard and patio ready for entertaining for? Let me know in the comments and make sure you pick up Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner on your next trip to Fred Meyer.