Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Made Easy

This discussion is brought to you by P&G and The Home Depot.Mr Clean Outdoor products

As you may know I really wanted to tackle our outdoors this spring.  I have a long to do list of project’s, upgrading, and cleaning.  But honestly, cleaning is my most HATED “chore” of the outdoors.  Cleaning indoors can be a lot of work, but what grows and builds up outside is just NASTY.  It’s a whole different world out there….mildew, grime, grass stains, mold, nastiness, etc etc etc.  Can you tell… I just love it out there. Hah!

Well, knowing I had all this to do, and given the opportunity to try out some outdoor cleaning products from P&G and The Home Depot for their #ReadyDoneClean campaign, I knew it was the perfect motivation to get this “to do” finished.
Here’s where I get really weird about these products with you guys.
I have loved a LOT of things I’ve tried and am so happy to share them with all my readers.  But this one… this is a new absolute personal favorite! Like NEVER leaving my cleaning products must-haves.   And here’s why -

First I knew I wanted to try and clean my son’s toys that are always left outdoors.  I never let him even play with them because they’re always covered in ickiness from being left outside.  Let’s just let the pictures do the talking quickly:
Dirty toys2
perfectly clean after mr clean2
Yah. Do you see that sparkle?
No photo editing.  No sore arms. No sweat.  Literally all I did was spray the toys with the Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro spray and then sprayed with water.  No scrubbing. I’m NOT kidding.

I have this sever phobia of mold.  I think of them as little black dots of death. And the wood of his wagon was covered in it.  BLEH.  Now we all love Magic Erasers. They’re incredible for so many reasons around the house.  Well, now add outside the home too.
All I did was take one of the Outdoor Magic Erasers to the wood of his wagon and see for yourself:

Before Magic Eraser2
Clean Toys2
Can you kind of see why I’m freaking out over these products?? They do an AMAZING job and all I did was spray on, and spray off with water.

Cleaning with Mr Clean
Originally that’s where I was going to stop, but this was working so well I was intrigued to test it’s power.

Are you ready for me to seriously embarrass myself?
Parts of our outdoors have been neglected…like seriously neglected.  I’ve been wanting to schedule a power wash for our house but every weekend slips by me. 
So there’s one part of our house that is insanely dirty from grass/rain/ickiness.
Deep breath, this is cone of shame worthy embarrassing:

Dirty House2
That’s bad right!?
Okay so to test the Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro all I did was spray the product on our siding, let it sit for a minute or so… and sprayed it with the jet setting from our hose.
And… this is what was left…
After Mr Clean Outdoor Pro2
how to clean outdoor siding
I was seriously impressed.
It’s not “perfect” but for not even scrubbing it’s an incredible solution that is so easy!
Way to go Mr. Clean!

Want to try it all for yourself?  You can find these products at your local Home Depot… BUT you also have the chance to win this awesome bundle:

Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro
Bounty Paper Towels
a $50 The Home Depot Gift Card

You can join the giveaway via the Rafflecopter entry below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Proctor & Gamble and The Home Depot provided me with these products for review, and provided me with the bundle of goodness to giveaway to a lucky reader!  As always, I only share products and companies I absolutely love myself!

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67 comments :

  1. I am with you on the outdoor ickyness.....we have a wonderful screen porch but everything gets so nasty, I haven't really enjoyed it since the first summer the house was built.....I am going to give this stuff a try!! Thanks for Portsmouth, VA!!

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  2. Wow! Everything looks brand new. Thank you for sharing this. I will have to give this a try on our outdoor toys.

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  3. We just moved into a new house and our siding is WAY worse than yours! We were going to pressure wash, but I think I am going to have to give the Mr Clean outdoor spray a try!! :)

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  4. Do you think it would take magic marker off plastic chairs?

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    1. That's a tough call..... You could certainly try but I honestly am not sure! But you CAN always spray paint plastic chairs to cover it :D

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    2. Never thought of spray painting them, good call. Thanks for the advice :)

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  5. That is awesome! We have so many of those outdoor toys to spruce up before we donate them. But I'm the most excited about how it works on vinyl siding! We get the bug/fly poop black specks and it drives me nuts!

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  6. I'd like to clean the back patio & shed!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  7. Awesome giveaway! I just noticed yesterday how dirty my vinyl railings were on our deck. I started scrubbing with Windex and paper towels, just because they were in my hand from wiping down the patio table. These products look like they'd work a lot better and more efficiently :))

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  8. Hmm.. there's a suspicious spot underneath where our grill sits that would be great to try out that stuff on! Not as scary as the horror that is my sink disposal guard-- whenever i need to change sponges the last thing i do with that sponge is clean that critter!!! wonder how the outdoor mr. clean would do with that!

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  9. I would tackle my front and back porch. They are seriously dirty as well as everything on it. :)

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  10. I have got to get some of that!!!

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  11. The first outdoor project I would tackle is my outdoor furniture, it is very dirty. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  12. I'd love to clean up some of my kids' outdoor toys and also our garage doors are looking grimey lately. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely have to check out this stuff.

    -Erin @ DIY on the Cheap

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  13. Wow! That's awesome! I have siding that I need to clean. Plus some outdoor toys. Thanks for sharing the tip!

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  14. This is exciting! And I'm never excited about cleaning! I'm sure our siding would love to be cleaned with these products! Thank you!

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  15. I would clean my son's play barn. I got it at a garage sale and it's pretty dingy.

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  16. We are moving into a home in Arizona - that is a rental - I want to clean that whole darn thing before we get cozy in it!!

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  17. Oh my patio is beginning for some cleaning!

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  18. Oh wow!! thats awesome to know!!!! Thanks so much :)

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  20. Amazing. Thanks for sharing 😊

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  21. Wow!!! That is an amazing transformation. I have tons of toys that are way ickier than that. Okay, well, maybe not the wagon. That thing was pretty gross. hehe. The rest are about even keel though with mine. :) I can't wait to try this!

    (Btw, right up there- Warren G was from me. Wrong acct.)

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  22. The project I'll tackle first is my siding! My house is so dirty with all the construction going on around us! Thanks!

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  23. wow, that is amazing, you have inspired me to try this at our house.

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  24. I really want to tackle my garage door!

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  25. I would tackle our siding first. One side of our house is covered in cobwebs!

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  26. I would like to tackle my deck. It has a ton of leaves, junk from the winter and needs to be cleaned and then restained. Plus the BBQ on my deck needs a good cleaning as well!

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  27. I would tackle all of the plastic chairs outside.

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  28. Wow... that's incredible! Would love to try those products! I have siding on my patio that could use a good washing! Plastic Patio chairs that could look like new!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Don't be embarrassed about your siding..........I have some that looks just like that! :) I would definitely clean our siding and deck chairs. Thank you for giving us all this opportunity to win some great cleaning products!

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  30. The deck furniture is what I'd tackle first.

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  31. Our deck could use a good scrubbing!

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  32. Our kids' playset is pretty funky. I think I would hit that up first!

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  33. This actually makes me WANT to go outside and clean! lol

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  34. I would tackle the yard first! It is sooo in need of some tlc.
    Lisa K.

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  35. I need to do a thorough cleaning of our patio. From the deck to the canopy, it all needs to be cleaned.

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  36. I would start with our vinyl railings on the front porch

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  37. This is pretty awesome! We have some outdoor toys that def need a clean up!

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  38. The patio furniture is the first thing I would clean.

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  39. The front porch area is in current need of help. This would be fantastic!

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  40. I'd power spray the siding on my house.

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  41. I would start with something easy, cleaning the windows
    Leidy R in rafflecopter

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  42. The patio furniture is super grimey.

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  43. I would work on all our outdoor windows first

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  44. I would clean the floor of my front porch and go from there!

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  45. Oh I love your siding cleaning! I have an area that I need to do that too! Wow! Thats amazing!

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  46. It would definiately be the vinyl siding that takes priority in our backyard! Greenish mold color is so unbecoming! ;-D

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  47. Wow! I will have to follow your tips and clean my home's siding -- which is looking pretty green in spots, too! Thanks for the tips!

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  48. I moved into my condo a year ago and spent so much time on the inside, that the outside is as dirty as yours was. I have siding on my patio that really needs cleaning and the overhang on my front porch needs cleaning, also. I would love to use these products and let all my pals know that it IS true....we can all do this easily and quickly! Thanks, Debra

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  49. I would love to win!! My house is in serious need of a good clean on the vinyl siding. Thanks!

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