The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Outdoor Space

Spring is in full swing, so you know what that means - it’s time for spring cleaning! Originally a tradition of removing fireplace soot after the winter months, spring cleaning remains a common practice in many households when the weather gets warmer. As the perfect way to celebrate the new season, spring cleaning allows you to bring some fresh air into your home and tidy up your patio space to prepare for a summer of outdoor entertainment. 
Along with straightening and organizing your outdoor space, spring cleaning is an excellent opportunity to give your outdoor furniture some extra attention. Washing your furniture with an all-natural cleanser a few times a year is a simple way to extend the longevity of your outdoor pieces. 

 Item #1: Get a High-Quality, All-Natural Cleanser 

 When maintaining your outdoor furniture, it’s important to choose the correct type of cleanser for the material of your pieces. For general maintenance, a mild mixture of natural detergent and water will do the trick, without damaging the construction of your furniture. For an extensive guide detailing the specific cleaning processes for each type of material and fabric, take a look at our full guide on outdoor furniture maintenance

Item #2: Tidy Up Your Garden 

 If you have a flower or plant garden, it’s likely the focal point of your outdoor space. By making a few updates and additions to your garden, you’ll create a visually-pleasing and colorful environment for guests when entertaining this summer. 

 When tidying up your garden, you’ll want to remove any weeds and add some new soil to the garden beds for a fresh and clean look. 

 If you find that you have trouble maintaining your garden throughout the season, you’ll want to consider investing in a raised garden bed. This accessory protects your plants while providing you with an easier gardening experience by allowing you to stand while working. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned professional, raised garden beds are the ideal way to add an organized touch to your outdoor space. 

 Item #3: Update Your Patio Furniture 

 There’s no better time than now to invest in some stylish patio furniture! As the weather gets warmer, you’ll want to ensure that your outdoor space is prepared for a summer of entertainment. Whether you’re simply looking to update your old furniture or invest in something more stylish, a new outdoor dining set can completely transform your outdoor space. 

 With an array of irresistible styles, options, and sizes from Hanover, you’ll be able to design the perfect outdoor setting to fit your lifestyle. As an excellent blend of style and comfort, outdoor dining sets from Hanover help to spice up your patio for family and friends. Whether you plan to entertain a few close friends or have a large outdoor gathering, you’ll want to make sure that your guests are feeling comfortable. 

 Item #4: Maximum Your Outdoor Storage 

When tidying up your outdoor space, it is often difficult to get rid of excess clutter. By organizing your gardening accessories and outdoor tools, you’ll create a more open and inviting space for friends and family. By investing in a shed for outdoor storage, you’ll ensure that all of your items have a convenient storage location, without cluttering your yard or garage. Not to mention, the shed helps to protect your garden supplies that you might have otherwise left outside. 

With high-quality sheds from Hanover, you’ll enjoy convenient storage for all of your outdoor tools. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, Hanover provides an ideal blend of durability and convenience. 

Item #5: Clean Up Your Home’s Exterior 

To make the most of your spring cleaning process, you’ll want to spend time cleaning and washing your home’s exterior. If you live in an area with an abundance of trees, it’s important to spend time cleaning the gutters to ensure that no autumn leaves are left over. And if you have bushes or shrubs on your property, we recommend taking the time to trim and refine those plants to create a sleek outdoor appearance. 

If you’re looking for a very impactful maintenance job, you’ll want to consider power washing or hosing down your home’s exterior, especially for brick exteriors. If your home’s exterior has any areas of missing paint, we recommend touching up those areas to bring your home back to life. 

 Item #6: Invest in Some Unique Outdoor Accessories 

 Although spring cleaning is a busy task, it’s essential to add some fun and special touches to your outdoor space this spring. Whether you’re looking to create a sleek, contemporary appearance or a rustic aesthetic, you’ll want to invest in some outdoor accessories that make your space feel unique. 

For a stylish addition to your patio, we recommend adding an outdoor rug to your entertaining area. Not only is this a comfortable touch to your space, but it is also the perfect way to display your unique style and aesthetic. With beautiful outdoor rugs from Hanover, you'll enjoy high-quality outdoor accessories that will become the focal point of your entertainment area. Available in a variety of patterns with five-thousand hours of UV protection, your outdoor rug is guaranteed to last for years to come. 


 As you enjoy the warm weather and fresh spring air, we wish you luck in your spring cleaning process. By maintaining and updating your outdoor furniture, cleaning up your home’s exterior, and adding some unique accessories, you’ll be all set for a summer of outdoor entertaining.