How To Clean Your Outdoor Space After Winter
Posted By
Amy Boyle
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Cost
Low
Experience
Time
Medium
Tools
Materials Needed: 
  • HomeRight SteamMachine 53
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Project Steps

 

All winter long I've been staring at our little screen porch off our kitchen, looking forward to the weather warming up enough so we could finally enjoy it. Weather that was slow to come for sure, but once it did I couldn't wait to turn this space into a wonderful outdoor room.  

 

However, before I could decorate it, the porch was in need of some serious cleaning. The first nice day we had, I broke out my HomeRight SteamMachine to quickly spruce the space up. The pollen was the first problem, we're not even in the thick of it yet, but dust and pollen covered the entire porch after this long winter.  

 

 

The floors were also covered in muddy dog footprints, which a wet mop quickly took care of. Since the floors are stained, I didn't use the SteamMachine (with its high-temperature steam) on them at first, I did however, eventually find that it was safe to use on the floor and it made quick work of some of the stains the mop couldn't get out. Always spot test to make sure a painted surface can withstand the high temperature when you start, in this case, the finish is super durable and it was perfectly fine.

 

 

The next thing I did was to blast the base and middle railings with high-pressure steam, this removed all the green, moldy gunk and dust that had built up over the winter. Look at the difference! A quick wipe with a rag and it all just disappeared.  

 

 

Then I tackled the door jamb which was also full of dust and dirt. Again a blast of steam even got in the corners and crevices, and with a wipe of the cloth, the door looked

practically new.  

 

Finally, I pulled out my old porch cushions, the pollen had accumulated in the tufting over the last few years making it hard to remove. The SteamMachine made quick work of that mess and now they looked as good as new. I know they are clean now too, thanks to the sanitizing benefits of the steam, which is a nice feeling.  

 

 

Once everything was cleaned up, all that was left was to decorate. I opened the boxes of furniture, assembled it and unrolled the rug. Then I dug through some boxes to find some accessories to complete the space, all done!

 

 

   

 

  We are thrilled with this little space, it feels so fresh and clean.  Now we have an outdoor room we can use even on rainy spring days. It's the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.

 

 

   

 

 

I keep finding more ways to use this machine! It makes cleaning so easy, you can see all of our steam machine posts HERE. 

XO,

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All winter long I've been staring at our little screen porch off our kitchen, looking forward to the weather warming up enough so we could finally enjoy it. Weather that was slow to come for sure, but once it did I couldn't wait to turn this space into a wonderful outdoor room.  However, before I could decorate it, the porch was in need of some serious cleaning. The first nice day we had, I broke out my HomeRight steam machine to quickly spruce the space up. The pollen was the first problem, we're not even in the thick of it yet, but dust and pollen covered the entire porch after this long winter.

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