Clean Your Lawn and Yard Furniture

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 11, 2017)

While it is a major hassle (for most people) to keep the furniture inside the home clean, it is really nothing compared to what you can go through with the yard and lawn furniture. After all, while you only have to deal with the effects of normal wear and tear on inside furniture, with the stuff you keep outdoors you have the added affects of the weather, dirt, animals, and more to contend with. Cleaning your yard and lawn furniture is actually a task that most people only think about whenever the weather begins to turn nice, but is actually something that should be done at throughout the season. But the real trick is how to do it in a way that is not only environmentally friendly, but pocket friendly as well.

Luckily, all you will really need to keep your lawn furniture looking its best is some baking soda. That's right, by making a simple cleaning solution with baking soda and some water, you can deal with most of the more common problems that you can expect to find outside. Not only is this method exceptionally friendly towards the environment, it is also pretty inexpensive as well. This means that it is pocket friendly. Best of all, this method does work; while you may need to put in a little bit of elbow grease, you can be sure that your yard and lawn furniture will be clean as well as deodorized.

  1. Make the solution. Mix together a cleaning solution of about a quarter (1/4) cup of baking soda, and one quart of water. Use a large bucket for an easier time of cleaning.
  2. Begin washing. Grab an old, but clean, rag and dip it into the water. Wipe this rag over the yard furniture to begin cleaning. Ensure that you have the yard furniture in a place that can get wet, and that you are wearing clothes that you don't mind getting wet as well. Work the cleaning solution in as well as possible, and pay particular attention to any stains that you may find.
  3. Rinse. Grab your hose, and then rinse off the yard furniture. Inspect the furniture to see if it is clean. If not, repeat the washing and rinsing process as necessary.
  4. Dry. Before you begin to use the yard furniture, make sure that you allow it to completely dry. Not only will this help ensure that you don't re-stain the furniture, it will also ensure that your clothes don't get damaged or ruined.

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