In the springtime, the birds return to yards and trees, the flowers bloom in their time, and the trees put on new flowers and green leaves. It is a wonderful time of year. What better season is there to spend outdoors? If you have a screened porch or would like a screened porch, don’t forget these tips to completely spruce up your screened porch for spring!
Deep cleaning is the only way to get the most out of your screened porch each year, aside from repairs and decorating. Decorations may look nice, but they won’t for long when dirt clings to them, your views are blocked, the room smells, and your lungs are dirtier. The main steps in cleaning your screened porch are:
- Remove all furniture and furnishings
- Vacuum the porch screens, ceiling fan, and floor
- Wash and scrub the porch screens with a soapy or vinegar solution
- Mop the floors
- Wash off cleaning solutions and let dry
- Wash screened porch furnishings and return to their positions
It is best to do this routine once or twice a year, depending on whether you use it in warm months only or year-round.
Even if it is clean, it won’t be the outdoor living space dream you would want if it needs repairs. Are screens torn or supporting beams rotting? Is the roof in good shape? Are the windows and doors shutting properly? If you notice any structural defects, it is worth addressing them so you can use your screened porch longer.
If you need to repair your screened porch, wait until the repairs are finished before deep cleaning the room. Once it is in great condition and clean, you can put back your furniture, rugs, etc. If you are tired of the same look, add something to the space like fresh flowers, art, or a new tablecloth. You could also try adding different seat cushions or pillows and lighting. Taking it a step further, you could transform the room with a completely new style. The choice is yours!
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