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These top ten outdoor living space spring refresh tips will turn your outdoor space into your favorite room of your house.
Oh spring, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The longer days. The birds chirping.
And the… wait. Hold up. The pollen. That haze that hangs in the air? That makes the eyes itch and your home take on a light greenish yellow hue.
Yeah. We got a plan for that. Enter *Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and Flonase. These two products make my spring cleaning and living enjoyable. Armed with these allergy fighting tools, I get to make use of my favorite room of my house… the outdoor deck.
If like me, you are jonesin’ to get outside, make use of these outdoor living spring refresh tips.
Outdoor Living Space Spring Refresh Tips
#1: Arm thyself with allergy symptom relief
While I haven’t yet gone as far as wearing a mask outside, I understand why some people do. That pollen is fierce. Fortunately, I’ve found relief with Flonase, and there are savings on it right now at Kroger. Flonase provides more complete allergy symptom relief because it relieves nasal congestion, while single-ingredient antihistamines don’t. Once-daily Flonase nasal spray products are proven to offer 24-hour relief from both nose- and eye-related allergy symptoms.
#2: Wipe down all surfaces
Once I’ve managed my nose and eye-related allergy symptoms, I move on to pollen removal. Using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, which wipes away 99.9% of the most common allergens, it’s time to scrub down all of the hard non-porous surfaces*.
I just keep a tub of wipes outside so that I can use them whenever the pollen strikes.
#3: Scrub down the grill
Hello grill season! I start by heating the grill to high. Once it’s super hot, I cover the grates with cooking spray, then use a grill brush to scrape them clean. If your grill needs new parts it’s time to order them. You can also call in the pros to do a thorough grill cleaning. Now’s the time to order a new cover if it’s faded or torn.
#4: Wipe down the light fixtures
I have light fixture that trap bugs and so once a year (or more) I empty out the fixtures. You know, ‘cuz it’s gross. While I’m doing it, I also get some glass cleaning wipes and give them a good wipe-down.
#5: Repot planters
I tend to get lazy around the end of the year and just let dead plants be. So now’s the time to pull them up and replace them with lovely spring flowers.
I like to mix my planters with a blend of climbing jasmine, medium-height greenery, and waterfall type vines. And to survive on my deck they also have to be heat tolerant!
#6: Mosquito repellant plants
There are a several plants that discourage mosquitoes from hanging out in your space. Herbs and marigolds are great for this. I’ve also planted a citronella mosquito plant in years past that does the trick!
#7: Spot clean cushions
I’m trying to get another year or so out of my outdoor cushions, so for now, I’m spot cleaning them as necessary. I usually generously spray spot cleaner on the cushions prior to a big rain and it does the job.
#8 Replace outdoor throw pillows
Toss pillows are an inexpensive way to bring new life to your outdoor patio furniture with fun colors.
#9: Toss broken and gnarly toys
Broken buckets, mildewy jump ropes, leaking bottles of bubbles. All of these get tossed! My boys happen to have early spring and summer birthdays, so they know to expect outdoor toys for their birthdays.
#10: Pour yourself a drink, grab a magazine and get to maxing and relaxing.
Need I say more?
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*Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.
Carolyn Lynch says
Gorgeous, what a fabulous outdoor living space.