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If your porch is like mine it is filled with dusty, faded pillows and pots filled with scraggly looking dead plants.
And pollen. Everything single thing on the porch is covered in a layer of caked on yellow pollen.
Honestly, I think Thunder the cat has decided this area of the house belongs to him. But not for long Thunder.
Mama’s taking back the porch today!
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Front Porch Cleaning Supplies
- Cleaning Bucket with Rags
- Detergent (Dawn is always my go-to)
- High Pressure Water Hose Nozzle
- Windex Cleaner Window Outdoor All in One
- Leaf Blower (I love how lightweight this one is!)
How to Clean a Front Porch
Step One: Start with a Clean Slate
Take the time to remove everything from the front porch.
Well, almost everything. I didn’t take the black iron chairs off the porch because they are heavy and I can clean around them.
Step Two: Clean from the Top Down
It’s important to clean a front porch from the top down. This will prevent clean areas (like the porch floor) from getting dirty again when you knock down dirt.
Start by using a broom to remove cobwebs. We had a ton of sticky, dirty cobwebs. Yuck!
Once all the cobwebs were removed, I used my favorite battery operated leaf blower to clean leaves, loose dirt, and other debris from the floor.
It’s important to blow away debris before using the water hose because once the dirt is wet it’s harder to remove.
Next grab your garden hose with a high pressure nozzle. Use it to quickly clean front porch ceilings, walls, shutters, and windows.
Don’t forget to hose off any furniture to remove pollen and dirt.
After I hosed off the windows, I went back and cleaned them with Windex Cleaner Window Outdoor All in One . A garden hose are all you need. Spray, rinse, let dry. Yes, it’s that easy!
Don’t forget the front door!
A little bit of Dawn in a bucket and an old rag was all I need to clean it.
Step Three: Focus on the Floor
After spraying down the ceilings, walls, and cleaning the windows use the water hose to clean the porch floor.
To clean any outdoor rugs, I simply hung them over the porch railing and sprayed them down with the water hose. It was amazing to see all the dirt and pollen rolling off the rugs.
Once the porch is dry put everything back in its place or do what I’m planning to do… redecorate!
Stay tuned to see all the new goodies I’m planning to add.
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