I’m so happy to finally be getting my spring cleaning outdoors done. The weather around here in the south has been crazy with so many up and down temps. Don’t even get me started on the pollen! It is so nasty. I have been happy with all the rain we have gotten because it really does help wash the pollen away.
Although the rain keeps a good bit of the pollen washed off, it doesn’t clear off the rest of winters dirt and moldy stuff. Y’all have moldy stuff too, right?? See, it’s gross.
None of my outdoor “rooms” are covered. I have a deck and a two part patio that are in the elements all year long. I am super excited that Ryobi Outdoors has given me the opportunity to try out some of their new and awesome products. If you follow me on Instagram (hmmm, which you totally should) you saw some behind the scenes pics of me and some of my blogging friends at the first ever Ryobi University last month.
First on my list was the electric pressure washer. (the linked product is the updated version of mine in the photos)
I wanted something more powerful than the hose to help me clean but not a pressure washer that would peel the paint off. This was the perfect product. Look how clean my side table is now!
Also, my big table got a nice cleaning.
Ray was loving how well the pressure washer was performing so he went ahead and washed the shed. That shed will be getting painted within the next couple of weeks!
Now that the deck and the patio (and the shed) are all clean it’s time to plant some flowers. I wanted to make sure we had our last frost before I did any planting.
I’m thinking the 80 degrees yesterday and the farmers tan I got at the track meet are good indicators that it’s time for flowers.
In case you missed it, I made the a Monogram Flag for the deck.
I’m so pleased with the performance of the pressure washer but just as pleased with how easy it is to use and put away. Although Ray did most of this cleaning while I took a few pictures, I have already taken the pressure washer out by myself just to give a try. Easy as pie to handle!
Anytime you are working with tools you need to keep yourself safe…here is the best way to be protected when using the pressure washer.
*Secure hair off shoulders
*Do not wear jewelry or loose clothing
*Wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy shoes
*Wear eye protection
*Use two hands
**Usage: Removing dirt and mold from decks, patios, driveways, house siding, cleaning cars, boats, motorcycles, grills, outdoor furniture. Use appropriate nozzle
Have you done any spring cleaning outdoors yet this year? If not, it’s time to get started. Evening dinners outside are the best.