Outdoor season is almost here!! We are so ready for it! For two months, we have had rain every few days. True, this doesn’t compare to the weather rest of the country goes through and California definitely needed all that rain! But the kids… they are itching to play outside.
Last year, I rescued a patio set from the curb, gave it a makeover and built an outdoor coffee table to create a relaxing space to hang out. It was the center of a lot of fun until I forgot to remove the cushions and cover up the toys and the water table before the rains hit.
What happens when things get soaked and hold water for 2 months? Don’t Answer that – I have seen it in my backyard… but just in case you are wondering… here is a glimpse –
Honestly, I was just waiting for things to dry up a bit and throw those toys away because there was no way I was going to let the kids play with those. Every once in a while, if we had a warm day and the kids played outside, I would have to keep an eye on them and keep yelling at my 3 year old – “Don’t touch those toys!”
The pillows had their share of dirt and mud too…
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That’s when HomeRight sent me the SteamMachine Model 53! It comes with a huge variety of attachments to clean every possible surface and corner and releases high-pressure steam. It was time to put it to the test!
Hop over to the HomeRight blog to see how I got everything clean and ready just in time for the first warm weekend in a long time!
The best part – no need for harsh chemicals at all!. With just steam, a little bit of scrubbing and 90 minutes, our patio went from really dirty to nice and clean!
I can’t even explain the look in the kids’ eyes when they saw everything had been cleaned and they were free to play with any of the toys! Just look at the clean side and all its little nooks and crannies!
The patio pillows look like they have a new life!
I also used this machine to clean up the tile, grout, and shower in the bathroom. Check it out!