Now that is spring is finally here, it is time to start on that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off. For most, spring cleaning is centered around getting the interior of your home in order, but what about your outdoor space? Many people wait until summer to begin making their outdoor place presentable. We’re lucky, with a great climate like ours, we can begin our summer season a bit earlier than the rest of the country. Here are some spring cleaning tips for your outdoor space.
Clean the garage door
Most people never even touch their garage door with soap and water, but why not? We guarantee that it is dirty. Start by filling a bucket with soap and adding water from the hose, like you would do if you were going to wash your car. Get a rag, soak it, and begin wiping the door. Once you’ve covered the entire door with soapy water, rinse it with a high pressured nozzle on your hose. Wait until you see the difference it makes.
Clear out the cobwebs
During the winter, you probably didn’t spend much time outside looking under the eaves at what the spiders left for you, but there are most likely cobwebs. Cobwebs are very unattractive, so it’s time to get those before you have guests over. Start by getting a cobweb duster and walking around the outside of your house and capture any cobwebs you may find. To clean the cobweb duster, simply roll it around on the grass and see how easily it comes off.
Wash out your garbage cans
Have you ever been assaulted by the smell of someone’s trash cans? Obviously, the trash is going to smell, but you can stop the smell from becoming overpowering. Start out my clearing any trash that may be in your cans. Pour a little dish soap in each can and lay them on their side. Either use a power washer or a high-pressure nozzle for your hose and begin spraying them out. After they have been cleaned, add some odor eliminating trash bags to help fight the lingering smells.
Fix up the front porch
This is probably one of the more important steps as this is usually the first place in which your guests will see when they visit your home. There are many components that make up your front porch that will need attention. You can start out by removing your porch light and getting rid of any dead bugs that may be inside. Once you have done this you can do a quick wash with soap and water. Sweep the entire porch before you move on to anything else because if you wait til the end to sweep you’ll get everything you just cleaned dirty again. Next, clean your front door with a wet rag and don’t forget the threshold, as this is where much of the dirt can be tracked into your home. If you have any other outdoor decorations, wipe them down as well. Tidy up and add fresh flowers to create a more inviting and welcoming vibe.