In his song, Merry Christmas Everyone, Shakin’ Stevens sang, ‘time for parties and celebrations, people dancing all night long.’ Christmas is the perfect time for parties and get-togethers. So, while you get ready for your outdoor Christmas party, it’s important to get your backyard looking picture perfect.
We bring you this step-by-step guide that has a few cleaning tips to get your backyard looking festive with minimal effort.
Step 1: Clear the Dirt and Dust
First, remove all loose dirt from your floor and walls. Use a broomstick and collect all the dirt including any waste material, paper and other dust particles. Dispose of in a dustbin.
Step 2: Wash the Area
Make a cleaning solution by mixing 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of lukewarm water. Mop the floor with it. Wipe again with plain water to remove the soapy residue. To clean the garden, spray water to remove the dust.
Step 3: Remove Stains
If you find any tough stains in your backyard, make a cleaning solution by mixing 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid with 2 tbsp. of lemon juice in a cup of warm water. Pour in a spray bottle and apply on the affected area. Use a scrubber to thoroughly remove the stains. Wash with plain water and allow to air-dry. This method will remove the stains from your walls and flooring easily.
If the stains on your floor persist, evenly cover the affected area by sprinkling bleaching powder and let it rest for 2-3 hours. Remember to wear gloves when using bleaching powder. Use a floor scrubber to thoroughly scrub the stains. Wash with plain water and allow to air-dry.
You can now start decorating your backyard and get it looking lively!
Before you hang any decoration, make sure all the surfaces are dry.