The Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Even the great outdoors can sparkle more! Get ready for chilling and grilling in no time with this easy checklist plus helpful tips for cleaning your patio, windows, garden, garage and more.

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Windows

Give the often-forgotten side of your windows a sparkle. Windex® Outdoor Surface & Glass Cleaner gets rid of dirt without wiping, so you can even give second-story windows a streak-free shine without a ladder. Just attach the outdoor window cleaner to a hose, rinse, spray product, rinse again and let dry. If you have storm windows, remove, wash and store those too. Rinse screens to remove dust before putting them in.

Outdoor Furniture

Clean outdoor furniture, umbrellas and awnings. It’s quick and easy to make your set sparkle with a Windex® Outdoor Surface & Glass Cleaner. It can be used as an outdoor furniture cleaner on plastic and glass items like glass patio tables and outdoor playsets for kids.

Tip:

Do it on a sunny day so items can air dry quickly.

Porch

Wash porch ceilings, floors and walls.

Tip:

Attach a dryer sheet to the end of a broom to get cobwebs.

Bricks and Flagstones

Replace any broken bricks or flagstones on your home. Depending on how extensive your repairs are, you may want to hire a professional. Ask at your local home and garden store about renting specialised equipment.

Gutters

Clean gutters and downpipes. While you’re up there, look for holes and damage. Scoop debris out by (gloved) hand, use a handheld leaf blower, or wet and dry vac.

Garage

Clean out the garage, dispose of unwanted items and organise “keepers.” Service and store lawn mowers and sports equipment. Sweep and wash garage floor.

Sprinklers and Lighting

Green grass and twinkling lights can really lighten and brighten your space. Check outdoor lighting and the sprinkler system for repair. Make outdoor fixtures sparkle with Windex® Original Glass & Surface Wipes.

Tip:

Most home improvement stores now sell a variety of energy-efficient, solar-powered outdoor lighting. Check it out and see if it’s right for you.

Trees

Trim and remove dead tree limbs. While you can remove dead branches that have fallen to the ground, let a professional remove branches on the tree. They can see damage you might not notice.