It’s officially spring! Are you a spring-lover or a summer-lover? Around here at Homage Essentials, we love any excuse to tidy our spaces and a change of seasons is one of the best reasons to do some cleaning! Even if you live in an area where the temperatures have already climbed, May is a great time to do some sprucing up of your outdoor spaces. Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect cleaning solution for your outdoor furniture! Here’s how to easily prep your patio for summer with Homage Essentials.
Clean Your Patio Furniture with Homage
We recommend using Homage 360+ for cleaning your outdoor furniture and your cushions. Using one product for everything will make cleaning a breeze!
To clean your furniture frames, you can dilute your Homage 360+ to the appropriate strength in a cleaning bucket. Use a scrub brush or sponge to scrub off any crud that has accumulated over the winter months. Be sure to dry your furniture frames in the sun before adding the cushions back onto them.
For the cushions, first you need to see if the covers are removable. If the covers are removable, take them off and throw them in the wash with Homage 360+. (See the chart below for how much to use in each load.) You can also add a splash of vinegar to the washer to help fight mold growth if you live in a humid environment.
If the covers aren’t removable, scrub them down with the same solution you used for the furniture frames and let them dry in the sun. Don’t put them back on the frames if they are still damp. You don’t want any mildew issues from damp cushions!
Prep your Patio for Summer
Now that your furniture is nice and sparkling clean, let’s spruce up the rest of your outdoor space for summer!
Here are a few ideas of ways to celebrate the spring and summer seasons outside:
1- Add an outdoor rug for softness under your feet as the temperatures climb.
2- Light throw blankets really bring up the coziness factor outside for those cool mornings and evenings. Just try to avoid materials that will collect pieces of grass or leaves.
3- Spruce up your outdoor flower arrangements with bright colors that bring a smile to your face. There are so many pretty plants to choose from at this time of year. There are even plants that can help keep mosquitos at bay!
4- Don’t forget the lighting! With the sun going down later in the evening, string lights can be amazing for those casual get togethers that seem to happen naturally in the cool, early summer evenings. If you can't hang string lights, try adding candles, lanterns, or even tiki torches instead.
Enjoy Your Freshly Cleaned Patio!
With all of these elements combined, you are ready to celebrate a beautiful summer season while making memories on your patio. It’s so easy to keep your patio clean with Homage. We recommend storing your diluted solution in a dark bottle in the house so it’s easy to grab when you need it. As warm temperatures spread across the United States, and the summer season begins, Homage 360+ will become your secret weapon for keeping your home and patio clean and germ free. We like to say, “Enjoy the mess, enjoy the cleanup!”