There are only a couple weeks left before the start of a new school year.  It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is here.  This is the time of year to focus on cleaning up from a long busy summer and packing items away for another year.

Here are some handy tips to get you organized and to get summer items as clean as possible before you put them away for the year.

Plastic pool toys:  Mix ¾ cup bleach with warm water to clean the toys.   Soak for a few minutes, rinse and dry thoroughly.  Gather up all of the now cleaned toys and put them away in a Rubbermaid container for the winter.

Beach towels:  Beach towels can get musty by the end of the summer.  To clean and freshen up the towels, put them through the washer using the hottest water the fabric can tolerate.  Use a small amount of fabric softener when washing.  Make sure to dry completely.  Fold up the towels and store them away in a container or on a shelf in the linen closet.

Outdoor furniture:  For furniture that isn’t too filthy, use a mild detergent and warm water to safely clean.  Rinse and dry thoroughly.  For outdoor cushions, spot clean any stains with dish soap and warm water.  Do not saturate the material.  Rinse well and air dry the cushions.  If the furniture has taken quite a bit of abuse over the summer, consider using a professional cleaning company to get the furniture sparkling clean.   Chet’s Cleaning can take care of your patio cushions and umbrellas and get them looking as good as new.

Sleeping bags:  Shake out the sleeping bags to get rid of any sand that may be trapped inside.  Put the sleeping bags through the wash with warm water.

Outdoor carpet:  After an entire summer of use, outdoor carpet should be cleaned by a cleaning company.  Once a year cleaning before storing of the carpet will keep the carpet fresh for the following year.  Let Chet’s Cleaning take care of your outdoor carpeting for you.

For more information on the types of cleaning Chet’s Cleaning can perform, or to make an appointment, please call: 1 (800) 404-0017

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