Here in Southern California, we haven't had much of a winter - in fact, our weather has been very spring & summer-like for most of the winter. I've been BBQing a lot more lately, so I decided it was time to finally clean up the back patio.
I ended up moving the table and chairs over a little bit and moved the solar lantern next to the BBQ where it gets plenty of sun during the day to charge up the solar battery.
I previously shared this post on how to look after your outdoor furniture during the winter months, but with our winters being so mild, I just keep mine outside. But, since it gets cold at night during the winter, I didn't go outside much and therefore the furniture got neglected.
They were really dirty and dusty.
So, I sprayed them down with the hose and using water, dish soap, and a rag, I gave them a good cleaning. It really didn't take too long to do - maybe 1/2 hour?
I also hosed off the french doors & side lites. Those managed to get pretty dirty too. It's nice to be able to see outside the doors clearly. :) I also swept and fixed one of the shades that was hanging too low on one side.
I didn't do any major updates - just cleaned up and did a bit of maintenance and only for about 45-60 minutes of my time. Now, I'm ready for some serious BBQing!
Originally posted by Adventures in DIY