5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Decks and Porches

Favorite Doormats for Spring and Summer

by Alli

5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Decks And Porches were compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 

I’m counting down the days until spring! The inside of my house has been spring cleaned from top to bottom.

Now it’s time to turn my attention to the outside of the house. I’ve learned to work smarter, not harder and I’m sharing my Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Decks and Porches.

Don't forget your deck, patio or porch when spring cleaning. When it comes to cleaning my deck and porch, I work smarter, not harder. Here are my 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for getting the outside of your house ready fro spring.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Decks and Porches

1. Get rid of cobwebs

I have an old broom I use to reach up high so I can get all the cobwebs swept away. Removing dirt and cobwebs is always my first step when cleaning the porch and deck.

Spring Cleaning Tips - Get rid of cobwebs

2.  Clean the Windows

Forget the rolls of paper towels and a ladder. Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner and your garden hose are all you need. Spray, rinse, let dry. Yes, it’s that easy!

After cleaning the door and windows, it’s time to hang my DIY spring wreath.

Spring Cleaning Tips - Spring Wreath

3.  Clean and Shine Patio Furniture

As soon as I’m done washing and rinsing the windows, I use Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner to clean and shine my patio furniture.

Don’t forget to clean the underside. Then rinse and let dry.

Spring Cleaning Tips

4.  Hose off or Replace Doormat

My doormat takes a beating over the winter months. Spring is the perfect time to replace your doormat. Be sure and use a doormat outside and inside to trap dirt from being tracked into the house.

Keep reading to see some of my favorite doormats below!

Spring Cleaning Tips for Porches and Decks

5.  Clean the BBQ Grill

Once spring arrives, my husband uses the BBQ grill several times a week so I make sure it’s ready for a workout.

I disconnect the propane, remove the grates and give them a good scrubbing. Then I scrub the inside and replace the grates.

Last, but not least, the outside of the grill gets a good cleaning with Windex® Original Glass Cleaner. 

Spring Cleaning Tips - How to Clean the BBQ Grill

I’m glad I don’t have to drive all over town to find my favorite Windex® products. I usually order all of my supplies online. 

Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner is my go-to cleanser when I’m spring cleaning my deck and porch. It easily cleans my windows, patio furniture, siding, and more.

The specially designed spray bottle attaches to my garden hose. All I have to do is spray, rinse and let dry. Easy, peasy! 

Spring Cleaning Tips

By utilizing my 5 spring cleaning tips, it doesn’t take long for my deck and porch to sparkle and shine – just in time for spring.

With Windex® Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner, I easily cleaned my deck and front porch, added some flowers and  I’m ready for spring. Are you?

Favorite Spring and Summer Doormats

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Angelic Sinova March 20, 2017 - 6:24 am

I’m so happy that it’s officially the first day of Spring (although the weather doesn’t seem like it!). These are great tips for cleaning Decks and Porches. I can’t wait to clean off the BNQ and grill again (when the weather gets nicer!).

robin masshole mommy March 20, 2017 - 6:54 am

I had my deck power washed last spring and you would never know it. I need to get it redone again this year and make it look new again.

Franc Ramon March 20, 2017 - 7:22 am

WIndex can indeed clean up all the intricate corners of the house. It can really save you a lot of time than other cleaning tools.

Annemarie LeBlanc March 20, 2017 - 10:01 am

Ah, the dreaded spring cleaning chores. Haha. If there is one good thing in exchange for all that work, it would be the chance to fire up the grill again. Can’t wait to start the weekend BBQ again with the family. But of course, I have to clean the patio and patio furniture.I know using Windex will help reduce the time I will spend cleaning.

Christy Maurer March 20, 2017 - 10:04 am

I don’t have a big porch, but my glass door could use Windex every day! Toby seems to think he needs to put his nose on it all of the time.

candy March 20, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Who doesn’t want to clean smart and do it once and right the first time. Not time yet to clean our porch for the spring. Hopefully the weather will turn soon and we will be outside more.

JanetGoingCrazy March 20, 2017 - 1:55 pm

My outdoor area is so boring right now and dirty as can be. Thank you for the ideas for decorating and for the tips on getting it spring ready with cleanup! [client]

Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 20, 2017 - 2:24 pm

My deck is in real need of a thorough cleaning. It has so much dirt and grime from winter! I definitely will be using your tips to get it nice and clean for spring.

paula schuck March 20, 2017 - 5:51 pm

I had no idea that there was such a thing as Windex outdoor. That is awesome and now I know where to go to get it! PERFECT.

ricci March 20, 2017 - 6:20 pm

Oh gosh I need to get on my spring cleaning soooo bad!! Your post is making me want to clean off my back porch ASAP though!!

Paula Bendfeldt March 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm

These are all great tips, we have to tackle some serious patio Spring cleaning soon. I always use Windex but had no idea there is a Windex Outdoor product, really great to know.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All March 20, 2017 - 9:04 pm

We don’t have a deck. I have always wanted one. We have a tiny porch, I leave the window cleaning there to my husband.

Oyinkan Ogunleye March 21, 2017 - 2:47 am

Some of these tips are totally forgetten about. Thanks for the reminder!

Anosa March 21, 2017 - 6:03 am

Oh thanks for the tips! Cleaning is such a hard task for me. It’s important to have a good product to use so that the hard work will be more easy for me.

My Teen Guide March 21, 2017 - 7:55 am

It’s officially spring and I haven’t done cleaning yet! I really need to organize things and clean, I’ll try this.

Chrishelle Ebner March 21, 2017 - 3:08 pm

You just reminded me that my pool deck and surrounding area is in desperate need of a good cleaning. My flowers need some attention too. I guess I will be using some of your tips this weekend.

Ali Rost March 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm

What a timely post .. my husband and I were just talking about gearing up for spring cleaning! I’ll have to let him know about Windex outdoor. I’m in charge of the inside of the house and he takes care of the outside!

Kita Bryant March 21, 2017 - 4:12 pm

I use Windex for everything. It’s one of 3 cleaners I have under my sink because it just works for everything.

Rebecca Swenor March 21, 2017 - 5:46 pm

These are great tips for spring cleaning your porch or deck areas. It is so important I believe to clean the patio furniture off during spring and the deck. The With Windex Outdoor Glass & Patio Concentrated Cleaner sounds like it would be perfect for these areas. I love you can hook the hose to it too. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Hil March 24, 2017 - 10:30 pm

I can’t wait for spring and summer!! We just got more snow today 🙁 We eat everything outside usually in the Spring and Summer, I can’t wait for my inside floors to stay clean and to use my garden hose as a cleaning staple too!

You should link up at #bloggerspotlight too!

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Sarah July 3, 2017 - 10:01 am

I’m always looking for ways to simplify my spring cleaning and I never thought about hosing off my current doormat rather than purchasing a new one! Cant wait to freshen up my outdoor space. Thanks for sharing your tips!!

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Amazon Kindle Support December 19, 2017 - 8:51 am

I would hire a professional as I’m very lazy person. 😛

rob January 3, 2018 - 1:58 am

I love this great article

Jason April 30, 2018 - 5:25 am

I love spring. And actually, I love spring cleaning. Although it can take a lot of free time (and it does), I like the feeling afterward, when everything is done. Everything is clean, the house smells nice. It just gives a fresh feeling.
When cleaning porch, I also always start with removing dirt and cobwebs as it just would be wrong to start cleaning the floor first. Then I clean windows, clean the floor and wash or replace doormat

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Dennis N. Rutledge November 8, 2018 - 2:18 am

Great round up of tips. I’ve been feeling the itch to do some cleaning. So these are perfect!

Jonathan Hufana January 17, 2019 - 10:39 pm

You can also use power wash to clean your deck, porches and furniture.

K Kuchiya March 27, 2019 - 5:26 am

You have just reminded me that I seriously need to replace my door mat! This poor thing has seen a lot of life in such a short time span

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