The weather is cooling and the leaves are falling; it's time to take in the patio furniture. Yes, house cleaning extends to the outdoors. So, before tackling this pre-winter task, add cleaning outdoor furniture to the house cleanup checklist. This chore removes dirt, freshens fabric-covered furniture, and kills odor-causing bacteria.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Bounty Paper Towels for Cleanup
Making natural cleaning products is your first step to a clean house. Cleaning with vinegar is the way to go when mixing a natural cleaning solution. Fill a spray bottle three-fourths full with warm water. Add white vinegar to almost fill the bottle and you have your very own furniture cleaner.
Use a knife to slice a fresh lemon in quarters on a cutting board. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the vinegar mixture. Then, if they will fit, push the lemon pieces into the spray bottle. If not, send the lemon pieces down the garbage disposal to freshen the appliance.
Replace the spray bottle lid. Gently swish the solution to mix it. Now you're ready to start cleaning outdoor furniture and are that much closer to a complete clean house.
Spray all wood, metal, plastic, wicker, and wrought iron furniture with the solution. Use a Bounty Paper Towel to wipe away dirt and stains. The lemon juice helps remove sticky residue, such as tree sap.
Use the cleanser to freshen fabric chair and lounge seat covers. Spray the solution on the fabric and wipe it off using a Bounty Paper Towel. The vinegar sanitizes the surface.
As soon as the cleanser dries, the vinegar odor will go away. There's no need to rinse the furniture with water. Finish by tucking the furniture away in a garden shed, garage, or basement until spring.