5 Quick Cleaning Tips + Tricks for the Summer Season

Get your house and yard summer-ready with these easy cleaning hacks. 

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With the fun of summer comes the "fun" of summer cleaning. I’m talking outdoor tidying up for guests, scrubbing the mud off the kiddos’ clothes and all the mess that comes with being outside. Don’t let the cleaning blues keep you from enjoying the warm weather. We’ve got summer cleaning tips and tricks that will make this sunny season even more enjoyable.  

Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning Supplies

House cleaning product on wood table

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©iStockphoto.com/Tatomm

1. Garden-Ready 

It's time to head outdoors and get that backyard guest-ready! First on the list: gardening tools. All of your favorite gardening supplies might have developed some rust in their time in storage. Your kitchen has all the ingredients you'll need to rid your tools of rust

Gardening tools

Gardening tools

Pot of geraniums flowers with gardening tools

Photo by: Elena Elisseeva

Elena Elisseeva

2. Patio-Ready 

Your backyard patio may have taken a beating over the long winter months. Bring it back to life this summer with these cleaning tips from the pros. 

3. Grill-Ready 

Backyard barbeques are back! Sunny weather means plenty of cookouts are in order so warm up that grill and get it ready for summer grilling. We've got tips on quick and easy cleaning, and how to maintain it throughout the summer season.

Transitional Style

Transitional Style

A stainless steel built-in grill and sleek countertops mix with stone veneer by Ply Gem Stone in this transitional-style outdoor kitchen.

Photo by: Ply Gem Stone

Ply Gem Stone

4. Pest-Ready

Yes, with the summer comes our least favorite warm-weather visitor: pests. They love the warm weather as much as we do. From mice to ants, here are some tips on keeping those unwanted critters away. 

5. Stain-Ready 

When the sun is out, the kids and pets are out … which most likely means dirt and grass stains are a guarantee. We’ve got some tips on removing those tricky stains from clothing and carpet. 

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