This post is in collaboration with Art of Green®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things to do when the weather starts getting nice is sit on my patio or back porch and enjoy the weather. My patio is great because I have a porch swing and some twinkle lights and can curl up with a book until it gets dark. The back patio is great too because the dogs can run around, we have a fire pit for s’mores and it’s a little more private. Whichever I prefer, I usually have to do some cleaning this time of year.
3 Patio Cleaning Tips With Art of Green
Start With Lawn Furniture
I usually start patio cleaning by wiping down and scrubbing all the furniture. On the front porch, I wipe down the porch swing, side tables, and rocking chair. In the backyard, I wipe down the patio table and chairs, swipe anything out of the umbrella, and give the outside of the grill a good wipedown.
Then Wipe Down Fabrics
This includes pillows, cushions, and umbrellas. If the fabrics can be zipped off, throw them in the washing machine but a lot of mine don’t zip off so I spray and scrub them. Once they’re scrubbed and clean I rinse them off with the hose and let them air dry.
Now the Walls and Railings
Every spring I wipe down the boards of my house along with the doors and shutters. Then I wipe down the railings and remove cobwebs and dead bugs and individually wipe down string lights. This is one of my favorite parts of the cleaning process because you can tell a noticeable difference!
Would you believe me if I said I use the same product to clean these three parts of the patio? Well, believe me! I use Art of Green products because they’re tough on grease and grime and can be used around kids and pets!
I also love that I don’t break the bank buying Art of Green products. They’re priced just above mainstream cleaning products with products less than $3. Plus they come in two great scents; Lavender Eucalyptus and Citrus & White Flowers. My favorite part is they don’t have that harsh chemical smell.