The giveaway part of this post is over. (see winner below) But there’s a whole lotta great stuff in here… read on!
*P&G gave me these product samples to review, and I was compensated for this review, however all opinions are truthful and my own.*
I don’t know what it is, but my poor outdoor patio always ends up as my dumping ground. I’m scared to show you the before, but here goes nothin’…
It’s summer! Won’t you take a seat? Here, let me grab you something cold to drink…
… while you sit on a dead plant, beat up chair I never did complete, or pallet sofas with NO PADDING.
Why, we can even grill something up on this super dirty grill! What? You have to go? Why ever for? 🙂
I don’t even have a good excuse to have my patio look like this. It just gets this way every so often until I wake up and do something about it. So! I’ve been busy!
Cleaning is so not my strong suit, so when I was sent this team, it was like an omen. You kinda run out of excuses when the stuff arrives on your doorstep!
I think part of the reason I don’t like cleaning is because of all the back and forth with different products or trips. It’s just so much work!
*The Mr. Clean Outdoor Erasers are easy to use, just wet them down with tap water and and get to work!*
But you can’t get much easier than a squirt bottle and paper towels or an eraser… right? It was worth a shot.
*The Mr Clean Outdoor Pro is powerful, geared for outdoor grit. It did the job on the stainless! The scent is strong, but if that’s what it takes to remove what it did, that’s ok by me, as it’s outdoors anyway. It may not lift all the grease though, depending on how bad it is.*
Put on your sunglasses, you’ll need it for this next shot…
*Mr. Clean lifted the grit off the stainless steel wonderfully, but because I used it super heavy, I did a quick spritz of an all purpose cleaner to lift off extra residue. I LOVE the results. Stunned actually.*
Good grief. I didn’t think this day would ever come. LOL
I will admit, I was a little shocked. Stainless is picky, so having these two simple things do the job without endless polishing kinda threw me. I have to believe it’s because they are outdoor strength. I didn’t even knew that was a thing to get!
I also experimented with the eraser on this old trunk. It changed colour! Sweet…
*The Tide Pods were so easy to use, I just popped one into my front loader tub and flicked it on. No messy measuring or pouring. They have a very faint, floral scent.. I was concerned because I don’t like scented products. But I’m happy to report, the fragrance lingered like an afterthought, it was barely there. They did a nice job, with no crunchy residue. I’d use them again!*
I even washed a couple of plain sheets for curtains… I was so pleased with the result, I stripped my bed and did a load of whites!
Well, that’s all it took. The floor got spot cleaned as well, and then I started playing and rearranging. Wanna see?!
Come on in! The sofas are comfy, and everything is organized and sparkling clean for a visit! Check it out…
pallet sofa tutorial
pallet chair tutorial
The pallet sofas got an extra treatment with coffee bean sacks screwed into place along the sides to hide the sides of the sponge seating. Worked great!
The old trunk is ready for drinks! I left it low on the ground so a pillow could be plunked into place for a foot rest.
An eclectic grouping of plants line the rail so they are there but out of the way.
A ladder stands by, the perfect holding tank for a blanket or towels from the pool.
Here’s the laundry line side. Two sheets were just thrown in place to emulate outdoor curtains. They gave the patio a more cozy sitting place kinda feel. It’s quite amazing how something so small made such a big impact.
An old trunk and checkerboard tray were brought out for a grill or entertaining surface. But it does way more than that.
Inside the trunk are grill, patio and pool accessories, staying nice and clean until needed. Notice my cleaning products are easy to grab as well? Easy is key for someone like me!
I’m so very pleased with my pretty, and clean patio! Nothing like taking in this view while everything is set up nicely, ready to go.
And I want you to be pleased with yours too! Wanna chance to win all these products plus a $100 Lowes gift card?! Here’s how!
One lucky reader will win the following…
Summer Done Bright Prize Pack
$100 Lowe’s gift card
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Thanks for coming out to see my patio and for playing. Good luck!
Contest is open to Canada and USA, excluding Quebec. Void where prohibited. Winner must be 18 or older. Canadians will answer a skill testing question in order to fully qualify. Procter & Gamble provided the prize, as well as any prize provided as part of this contest. Winner will be selected by random via rafflecopter and will be announced in the raffle copter widget in this post June 28, 2013.