If you haven’t already started grilling out and gathering on the back patio, here are the easy-to-follow clean up tips to get your outdoor furniture ready for your next gathering.
For plastic, metal, and wrought iron: Wipe down furniture with a soft cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent. Rinse with a hose and allow to air dry. Avoid abrasive cleaners which can scratch plastics and metals.
For wicker and wood: Wipe down with a cloth dampened with a mixture of water and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Rinse with the hose and allow to air dry.
For any cushions or pillows made of outdoor fabric, follow the care instructions given to ensure they remain water resistant.
Have you started entertaining outdoors yet?
[photo by Thomas J. Story for MyHomeIdeas.com]