Finally, it’s time to bring out the outdoor furniture and enjoy the sun on the terrace, balcony or in the garden. Since they’ve been put away for winter, they might need a loving hand with soap and water. We’ll take you step by step through our outdoor spring cleaning routine.
Cleaning terrace and balcony
If you are the lucky owner of a terrace or balcony, there’s nothing better than walking out the door and getting that scent of freshly cut grass and barbecue. But first, the outdoor space might need a hand.
Start by sweeping away dirt, dust, and spider webs with a hand broom or brush. Start from the top and work your way down on door frames, walls and corners. If you have a balcony you might want to be kind to the people beneath you - use a dustpan to collect the dirt instead of sweeping it of the balcony. Use your universal cleaner and water in a bucket or spray bottle as well as a cloth or bush to wash away dirt and bird droppings from all surfaces. Use a damp cloth to dry away wet spots - especially on slippery surfaces. Finish off by washing windows and floors.
Give your garden furniture the same treatment. Brush away dust and spider webs and use universal cleaner, water, and a bucket or spray bottle as well as brush or cloth to wipe off the more resistant dirt. Finish by bringing your cushions and a cup of coffee outside.
Cleaning the greenhouse
Summer also means putting the greenhouse to good use. But after a long and cold winter, it might need some extra attention with soap and water. Start by sweeping away dust and spider webs from all surfaces. Follow up by using universal cleaner and water to wash away dirt. If it needs an extra firm hand, you can swap out universal cleaner for 100 - 200 ml. grime remover. Make sure to get into the corners and where the windows overlap. Use a garden hose to wash away the soap water and finish by wiping off with a dry cloth or dish towel.
Washing the windows can sometimes be a big project - especially when there’s more than a few. But it can be worth it, because you’ll have such a great feeling afterwards.
Use universal cleaner or dish soap and water as well as a squeegee to wash your windows. Use cold water and maybe a bit of vinegar to avoid streaks and get a better result. Use your squeegee in one sweep - start from the upper left corner and form a backwards S. Make sure to overlap a bit to avoid stripes. Finish by wiping off with a dry cloth or towel.
Now that you’ve cleaned and given your outdoor areas a bit of love, it’s time to style and cozy up the area. There’s plenty of ways to do this. Find some pretty, big flower pots for the flowers, plants and herbs. Even if you have a smaller balcony this is still possible! Get a nice rug, cushions and plaids in your favorite colors and finish of with lanterns, string lights or lamps.
If your project was to get the green house ready, you can take advantage of the space for the summer as well. Prioritize using some space for a place to sit with a cup of coffee and a friend. Find a small garden set or a bench, a rug and lights to cozy it so you can sit in there and feel warm well into the night.
Now you can enjoy summer and a glass of your favorite drink with the best feeling.
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