Spring has arrived and you know what that means – it’s time for spring cleaning! This is the time of year when people go through closets and drawers, donating clothes or items that you might not use or need anymore. When you make your spring cleaning checklist for your home, make sure to include your patio space as well. It’s a great feeling to start patio season with a newly cleaned, re-organized, and refreshed patio, here are some easy spring cleaning patio tips.
Firepit and Grills
If you’ve got a grill or firepit, spring is a great time of year to give it a good cleaning. Remove any unburned or partially burned pieces of wood, use a broom or brush to sweep the ashes into the center of the firepit, and then use a dustpan to scoop the ashes out. If your firepit has a vent, make sure it’s not clogged with ashes. For your grill or any firepit accessories, use a wire brush and soapy water to clean the grill top or firepit screen.
Patio Furniture and Cushions
If you store patio cushions or pillows in a deck box or storage shed, odds are they are pretty clean but now is still a great time to check them to see if they need to be washed or repaired. Read more recommendations here about patio furniture maintenance and cleaning.
Remove the clutter
Just like cleaning out your closets and getting rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore, take a look at your outdoor space and determine if there are any items that you don’t want anymore. It’s easy for outdoor space to get cluttered with empty plant pots, kid and pet toys, or even with pieces of furniture that might be a little rundown. Decluttering your outdoor space and rearranging furniture can be an easy and inexpensive way to give your patio a reboot.
These three easy spring cleaning patio tips will have your outdoor space looking great and leave you feeling accomplished, ready to enjoy the spring weather ahead, and relax on your patio.