Sunshine & Soirees: Spruce Up Your Patio for a Memorable Summer's featured image

Ah, summer. The days grow longer, the sun shines brighter, and the call of the outdoors becomes irresistible. But before you fling open the patio doors and dive into a season of relaxation, let’s give your outdoor space a little TLC! Here at MOLLY MAID Canada, we believe everyone deserves a slice of summer serenity and with a little prep, your patio can be the perfect spot to unwind, entertain and soak up the beautiful weather.

The Great Declutter

First things first: clear the decks (literally)! Grab a garbage bag and some recycling bins and banish any winter debris – leaves, fallen branches, forgotten toys. Next, tackle furniture. Is there anything that needs repairs or a good scrub? Maybe a forgotten lounge chair you can revive with a fresh coat of paint? Group remaining furniture for conversation areas, leaving ample space for walkways.

Clean Sweep to Fresh Start

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty cleaning. Sweep away dust and cobwebs from furniture, walls, and flooring. For concrete or stone patios, a power washer can be a lifesaver – just be sure to use a low-pressure setting to avoid possible damage to surfaces. For tougher grime, a solution of warm water and dish soap is your friend.

Pro Tip: Stubborn dirt stuck on furniture? Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply gently, leave for 15 minutes, then scrub with a soft brush and rinse clean.

Spruce Up and Personalize

This is where your patio truly becomes an extension of your home! Add colourful throw pillows and weather-resistant rugs for comfort and style. String some fairy lights for a magical touch in the evenings. Introduce some greenery with potted plants and hanging baskets – the vibrant colours and fresh scents will transform your space.

The Finishing Touches

Think about how you’ll spend your summer days. Do you crave a shady retreat for reading? Invest in a sturdy umbrella or consider installing a retractable awning. Longing for al fresco dining? Set up a charming bistro set or repurpose an old table with a fresh tablecloth. Don’t forget the finishing touches – a stylish citronella candle to keep bugs at bay, a Bluetooth speaker for your favourite tunes and a comfy hammock for lazy afternoons under the sun.

Now, your patio is all set-up, let our MOLLY MAID cleaning experts tackle the cleaning indoors! Whether it’s grilling with friends, hosting backyard games, or simply relaxing in your own personal sanctuary, MOLLY MAID ensures you have more time for the things that truly matter this summer.


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