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Cleaning Up For BBQ Season

BLOG-BBQ1With Memorial Day having just past, it is officially the beginning of backyard BBQ season! This is a great time of year when having a few friends over, can quickly turn into a party by just hanging out in the backyard and grilling up some burgers and dogs and throwing back a few. Unfortunately, before any of that fun can happen, you have to clean off all of your patio furniture and grill. To help you get everything clean and ready, without having to use chemical cleaners, here are a few tips…

“Plastic Patio Furniture”- Patio furniture seems to collect dirt and grime like it’s nobody’s business. Luckily there is a fairly simple fix for this, and it doesn’t involve bleach or any other chemical cleaners. To get the job done, all you need is 1 cup of baking soda mixed with some warm water to form a solution. Wipe the furniture down with the solution, then thoroughly rinse off with a hose.

“White Wicker Furniture”- White wicker looks great, at least until the elements do a number on it. To keep the wicker from yellowing, try scrubbing the wicker every so often with a stiff brush dipped in salt water. Scrub thoroughly and let dry in the sun.

“Grill”- While nobody wants to sit on dirty furniture, or eat off of a dirty table, they especially don’t want their food cooked on a dirty grill. To clean off whatever charred remains may be on your grill, you need nothing more than a steel brush, baking soda, vinegar, and a little elbow grease. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the needed areas, add a little vinegar for the foaming action, and let sit for a few minutes. Once the baking soda and vinegar have done their job, grab the brush and start scraping.

Put these tips to use and enjoy BBQ season!