7 Cleaning Tips for Your Lanai
Keep your lanai neat and organized with these handy hints
The lanai is the outdoor extension of your home—perfect for some quality time and your planned staycation this summer. Before you invite your friends and relatives over, make sure that your lanai is clean and organized.
Since it’s an outdoor area, the lanai requires regular maintenance as it’s more exposed to harsh weather elements compared to the other areas of the house. Here are easy tips to help keep your lanai spic-and-span.
Main photos from El Mueble and Doherty Design Studio via domainehome.com.
- Sweep the floors using an outdoor broom to remove fallen leaves or branches.
- Using a feather duster, dust the windowsills, door frames, and ceiling fan regularly.
- Remove cobwebs from walls using a corn broom. Keep pests away from your patio by using natural pest repellants such as cucumber and cayenne powder. Click here for more tips on how you can repel pests at home using natural ingredients.
- If the walls are dirty, scrub them using an all-purpose cleaner and a polyster sponge. Click here for more tips on how you can make home cleaning easier.
- Use a homemade cleaning solution to remove scum from the floors.
- Furniture made from wrought iron is prone to rust and would need an annual treatment of anti-rust compound and paint (ask your local hardware store).
- In order to protect your wooden garden furniture, it’s best to brush the wooden pieces with soap and water once a year. Avoid situating them in places where the legs will be in direct contact with the ground to prevent termites from reaching them. Click here to learn more about garden furniture.
- Keep your outdoor furnishings dry. If your wooden chair got wet because of the rain, make sure you dry it out as soon as possible, to avoid mold growth.
RL Tip: If you notice molds growing already, clean it out by mixing a part of bleach with 10 parts of water. Use rubber gloves to scrape the mold until it's gone. Click here for more tips on how you can prevent mold growth at home.
Photo from Henry Bourne, T Magazine.
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