Essential Cleaning Tips for Your Memorial Day Celebration

Essential Cleaning Tips for Your Memorial Day Celebration

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to prepare your outdoor spaces and gear for a fantastic celebration with family and friends.

Get ready to kick off Memorial Day Weekend in style! It’s time to get your outdoor spaces and gear in tip-top shape for a rocking celebration with your faves. Whether you’re scrubbing down patio furniture or vanquishing BBQ stains, these essential hacks will guarantee a smooth and epic holiday weekend. Time to get your party on!

1. Patio Furniture and Deck Cleaning before Memorial Day 

Before your Memorial Day gathering, give your patio furniture and deck some TLC to create a welcoming outdoor oasis. Follow these tips to get started:

  • Regular Maintenance: Sweep away debris like leaves and dirt from your patio furniture and deck surfaces.
  • Use the Right Cleaning Solutions: Choose appropriate cleaning solutions based on the material of your furniture. Hardscape BSC is a great overall cleaner to tackle any surface whether it’s wood, stone, plastic, metal, etc. It will also work as a preventative for those pesky biological growths like mold and mildew.
  • Scrubbing and Washing: Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub away dirt and stains.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia-based cleaners could cause damage to your stone or patio. Opt for a safer option like Hardscape BSC mentioned before.
  • Protective Measures: Cover or store patio furniture during the off-season and use Hardscape BSC as a preventative.

2. Cleaning Coolers and Ice Chests

Keep your coolers and ice chests clean and odor-free for chilling beverages and snacks. Here’s how to do it effectively:

  • Empty and Rinse Immediately: After each use, rinse out your cooler to remove debris and prevent stains from setting.
  • Spray down and Clean: Clean the interior and exterior with Mold Ahoy.
  • Air Dry Completely: Allow the cooler to air dry with the lid open to prevent mold growth.
  • Storage & Seal: When not in use store the cooler in a cool dry place and keep an eye on the rubber seal.

3. Efficient Memorial Day Post-Celebration Cleanup

After the  Memorial Day festivities, streamline your cleanup process with these quick tips:

  • Designate Collection Stations: Set up bins for easy sorting of recyclables, compostables, and trash during the event.
  • Utilize Disposable Tableware: Opt for disposable plates and utensils to minimize post-party cleanup.
  • Enlist Help from Guests: Assign simple cleanup tasks to guests before they leave.
  • Spot Cleaning as You Go: Address spills promptly to prevent stains from setting.

4. Removing BBQ Stains from Memorial Day with Easy Oxy

If you encounter BBQ stains on clothing or tablecloths from your Memorial Day festivities, Easy Oxy can come to the rescue. Here’s how to effectively remove BBQ stains:

  • Act Quickly: Apply Easy Oxy directly to the stain as soon as possible.
  • Wet the Stain: Remove the stain as much as possible.
  • Apply Directly to Stain: Spray the solution onto the stain and allow it to sit on the surface to penetrate and breakdown the residue. You may do this a few times.
  • Wash Thoroughly: Wash as usual and air dry only. This way if there is a need for another application, you can do so.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well-prepared to host a memorable Memorial Day celebration without the stress of cleaning up afterwards. Cheers to good times and a clean, inviting outdoor space!