how to clean a cluttered patio
Start by taking everything off of it. Clean the patio itself and then start adding the pieces you want/need - table, chairs, etc. Stop after each addition to see how it looks and see what else is needed. Anything left over can be donated or sold.
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Hi Brigitta, hope this helps you with your patio.
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Hello could you possibly post a photograph to better see your actual situation and area of concern?
Having a visual might be helpful to be able to offer the best guidance .....to a help find the best suggestions or potential solution for your cluttered patio problem.
You could always Power Wash the entire area, or maybe just use a hose.
Here's a good link on how to declutter you patio and yard, it should make cleaning easier:
These are two articles that show how we took our small and sad deck and turned it into a gorgeous entertainment space complete with a pergola. Hope they help with some inspiration! Hugs, Holly
Here is a cozy patio idea https://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/5-tips-for-creating-cozy-and-warm-fall-patio-decor/
remove everything first then clean cob webs, flooring, walls etc and only put back items you really like and use
Donate excess stuff to Goodwill or Habitat.
Remove everything and then wipe down with white vinegar. Add things back one at a time and step back every 3 items. When you go from like to clutter remove 1 at a time. That will give you the right amount of items.
Here's a post that might help you - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/g1809/decor-ideas-deck-porch/
Sweep the leaves
Rake the leaves in your garden into a pile and discard of them in garbage bags.
Clean out the gutters
It’s important to clean your gutters at least twice a year to rid them of any buildup caused by leaves, twigs and more.
Weed out the garden
Get your garden flower ready by pulling out unwanted weeds and pruning overgrown shrubs.
Clean the windows
If your window has screens, take them out and hose them down lightly, then clean the glass part of your windows as well.
Wash the deck
Use a pressure washer and deck cleaner solution to clean the deck well. When you’re done, restain the deck and add a protective finish.
I would designate a sitting area with a rug, patio furniture and maybe a pergola for some shade. Then, maybe a swinging bench in a corner with some flower pots around it. I also have an area with a raised bed in another area with some more pots for my patio garden.
Hi Brigitta: Do you have pictures? No? O.k., then try this. Take everything off of your patio, sweep it off and then decide what you want to do on your patio. Eat, sit, lounge, etc., and then put back what you need to do those things. Start with a minimum of items, arrange and rearrange them to your hearts content until you are happy with the look. Then add a few more things and get rid of the rest of the things. You can probably use them in another part of the yard, or donate them to a thrift store. A picture of your patio and the things on it would be really helpful.
There are lots of great ideas here:
Check out this link with some great ideas. https://www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=patio+organization+ideas&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjDl6qkwYLtAhUWFVkFHZpFAUYQjJkEegQIFBAB&biw=1600&bih=757
Hi Brigitta, firstly you will want to remove items that are small "trinkety" looking, remove everything off it, clean and paint/stain if necessary. Then after it is dry, add large items back first, furniture, tables, etc. Slowly add small items like lamps, candles etc. decide if you really want them on tables. Add in plant & pots faux/real, keep them on the perimeter so not to obstruct view of each other on the patio. add umbrella and company!
Get rid of everything, move it off the patio. Only add back what you love and actually use
Get rid of anything you haven't used in a year. Put useful items in a garage or storage shed. Just leave furniture for sitting. If you need a storage container - I recommend somehting like this! https://amzn.to/3f1RbSu
And add a few flowers. :)
I would remove anything you don't need on hand. Consider a deck box neatly tucked away for pool supplies/ games, etc., a grill with a cabinet underneath for cooking supplies and keep all gardening items in the shed or garage. If you don't have that a potting stand is a great addition and can be very pretty.