Tips for Outdoor Cleaning + $50 Home Depot Gift Card & Prize Pack Giveaway

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Thank you to Proctor & Gamble for sponsoring today’s outdoor cleaning tips and giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

I spend nearly every day with my kids outdoors in the backyard in the spring and summer. Then every weekend we grill and sometimes have friends or family over for dinner. Since we entertain frequently, our backyard is full of furniture, a fire pit, two grills, and lots of toys for the kids. So for me, that means a lot of things that frequently need cleaning from being outdoors.
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I typically dread cleaning outdoors. It sometimes just seems pointless to me. There are still being new houses being built in our neighborhood so there is dirt flying around daily. After I clean outside it only takes a day or two for everything to get dusty and dirty again. However, it needs to be done since we spend so much time out there. To get the job done, I’ve learned a few tips and products to ease the pain of the chore.

Outdoor Cleaning Tips and Products

  • Start with the dirtiest: I always say to knock out the worst task first. So for cleaning, it’s the dirtiest area. In my backyard, that is normally the gas grill. Even though it is normally covered, it still frequently ends up being coated in grease and grime because we use it so often.
  • Use Durable Cleaning Products: When cleaning, I don’t want my paper towel or cloth to fail on me. It is never pleasant when I am scrubbing an area and my paper towel starts disintegrating and creating a whole new mess. I have been using Bounty paper towels and they have never once broken down, even when scrubbing the worse areas.

Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray

  • Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro: The first time I used this multi-surface spray, I was shocked at how heavy duty it is. Each pull of the trigger coats the area with a thick cleaner to cut through grease and stubborn grime. It is great on grills, patio furniture, siding, garbage cans, toys and much more.
  • Clean Extremely Dirty Glass with Outdoor Pro First: Both of our patio tables have glass and it only takes a day or two to get weathered. A glass cleaner alone is not enough to get it spotless. I use the Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro to cut through the grease and outdoor crud first. Then I use a glass cleaner to add a nice shine to it.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro Review

  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro: You may not know this, but I have a slight obsession with Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. I use them all over my house. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was when I learned they have an outdoor Magic Eraser. They are 50% stronger than the orginal eraser and ready to take on heavy-duty outdoor messes. I tried to find one of the greasest spots on our grill and first tested it on the edge of the lid. With just a few passes, it got all the grease off. Do you see the picture above? It’s amazing!
  • The Water Hose and Sprayer is Your Friend: If you don’t like to get your hands dirty, spray everything generously with Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and spray it all down with the hose on the most powerful setting your sprayer has.
  • Spray Down the Patio or Deck Last: If you do it first, you risk getting it dirty again while cleaning everything else.

Cleaning outdoors doesn’t have to be a downer. Keep it sparkling and enjoy time with family and friends.

Prize Pack Giveaway

outdoorprizepackProctor & Gamble has put together a special prize pack for one lucky reader that includes:

  • Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro
  • Roll of Bounty Paper Towels
  • $50 Home Depot Gift Card

 No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST June 20th, 2013. The winner will be selected via and contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. If you have any issues entering or have any questions, please email me at contact (at) niftymom(dot)com. Momma Rambles and Random Mommy are not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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I received the mentioned prize pack from Proctor & Gamble and was in no other way compensated. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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138 comments on Tips for Outdoor Cleaning + $50 Home Depot Gift Card & Prize Pack Giveaway

  • Lisa Brown

    I need to clean the patio chair cushions, dirty and dusty.

  • Ann Fantom

    I need to clean our patio table top

  • Tari Lawson

    I need to clean my patio furniture.

  • Cynthia C

    I need to clean the deck furniture.

  • Mary Happymommy

    I need to clean my screened porch.

  • Jen H

    the back porch (always a mess b/w pollen and animals) and the baby toys in the yard!

  • Margaret Smith

    Mostly our patio set.

  • Linda Lansford

    Our patio needs cleaned the most

  • Julie Lynn Bickham

    Need to clean my outside window ledges.

  • Sonya Sanderson

    my windows

  • Cindy

    Our patio.

  • Geri S

    BBQ grill

  • shirley

    The porch and grill, both need cleaning.

  • rebeccabasset

    I need to clean my Porch.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • shelly peterson

    outdoor furniture

  • Kathy S

    Our patio furniture needs a good cleaning.

  • Crystal F

    My daughter’s outside toys need to be cleaned. Thank you!

  • Pat B

    I need to clean windows

  • Candice

    Our outdoor furniture.

  • ellen casper

    Patio furniture and table

  • Cynthia

    keeping the patio furniture and deck is hard to keep clean

  • Carolyn N.

    I need to clean our white patio furniture!
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  • Barbara n

    I need to clean my glass topped dining table – it’s always so dirty

  • Phyllis

    I need to clean my porch posts. Birds keep building nests on the top of them!

  • Jessica Snow

    I need to clean all the window.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Need To Clean My Patio Furniture.

  • Emily

    My siding could use cleaning.

  • Lorayne Gothard

    I need to clean out my garage!!!

  • Suzanne K

    The chairs and my BBQ

  • Melissa Hartley

    Trash cans we use for recycling & coolers!

  • Jennifer Reed

    I need to clean my outdoor table and chairs the most.

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  • Jessica Fortner

    I need to clean my kids’ play equipment.

  • Rebecca Graham

    Our patio and patio furniture.

  • Sarah B

    I bought my first house last year and there’s nothing in the yard, nor do I have much since I’m just starting out. But my new windows already have all sorts of dust and dirt. The windows need to be tackled!

  • carol

    my outdoor grill really needs a good cleaning

  • Barbara Montag

    We need to clean our patio – thank you.

  • Mary Casper

    my sidingon my house

  • amy pugmire

    our front porch needs the most cleaning

  • ann beck

    my deck and bbq pit needs to be cleaned

  • Julie Kraft

    Our patio table is in constant need of cleaning since it is used so much during the summer.

  • Stacey A Smith

    the back porch

  • Sarah L

    BBQ grill
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Amy Orvin


  • Cindy Bowling

    The patio furniture

  • Ellie W

    Our back porch needs the most cleaning.

  • Jill H

    Need to clean the patio the most.

  • Kristine R.

    the gutters!!

  • Shari G

    Oh I love Magic eraser!! It’s awesome! This is a great giveaway!!! Too bad I’m Canadian :P

  • Jessica

    We need to clean the swing set

  • Kitty

    the chairs and a table

  • Stephanie Larison

    My daughters slide needs to be cleaned badly.

  • Kristi C

    I need to clean the patio table.

  • Rick

    I want the Gift Card!

  • tina reynolds

    my back deck needs cleaning so bad

  • Michelle W.

    There is this one spot on our siding that always looks green and icky. It needs a major cleaning.
    Michelle W.

  • Emily Wells

    Our grill!!

  • clenna

    Definitely lawn furniture

  • Tricia Martin

    Patio furniture and bbq grill.

  • Tarah

    The grill!

  • Holly Thomas

    The grill!!


    We need to clean our patio the most

  • Kari

    We need to clean our windows.

  • Desiree Dunbar

    Our glass table top

  • Paula V

    my deck needs cleaned and re-stained.

  • CherylS22

    My grill really needs cleaned.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley T

    I need to clean my house siding

  • Janice Whitaker

    Vinyl siding on my home

  • kristi

    pretty much everything, we have never cleaned all the rain erosion from our roof and our tiles are multicolored now.

  • Tammy Horn

    The children’s toys and patio furniture.

  • richelle bowers

    my patio chairs

  • Nancy

    My patio furniture needs a good cleaning.

  • april

    Our backyard patio area is what needs cleaning the most.

  • Tammy S

    I need to clean our deck furniture the most.

  • Brandi F

    Everything on the upper and lower decks really could use a good scrubbing!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    My patio table/chairs.

  • Emily Mahr

    I need to clean the grill and the patio

  • Marcia Goss

    Our patio table and chairs.

  • Brynn

    My outdoor shed

  • petra

    our patio furniture needs a good cleaning

  • Shannon V

    Deck furniture

  • Amanda Light (@PrimandPropah)

    Our deck gets so grimy, I actually have used the magic erasers on this. So glad the have any outdoor version now~

  • Jessica H

    Our grill needs a good scrubbin’. :)

  • Marcia Goss

    We need to clean the deck.

  • Brandi Price

    Patio Furniture and son’s outdoor toys!

  • Cody Anderson

    I need to clean my grill the most.

  • Deb C

    I need to clean the windows and the siding the most.

  • naomi c

    the patio furniture – so much work to eat out in the sun! :(

  • Jayden H.

    We really need to clean our deck and our patio furniture!!

  • ashley tuckett

    WIndows and patio table… and kids toys

  • Lynda Thomas

    I really need to clean our outside freezer, and the playhouse!

  • Theresa D

    The patio furniture

  • Helga

    cleaning the dog kennel is our biggest job.

  • Daniel M

    the table on our back porch

  • Kathy Luman

    I need to clean my whole house on the outside.

  • Richard Hicks

    our deck furniture needs a really good scrubbing!

  • Troy Richardson

    I need to clean the kids play set the most! My kids love swinging and sliding but it can be downright nasty so before they play, I must scrub it down!

  • Beth Ann

    Our deck! It needs to get all the wintery lame out! :)

  • wendy b

    Ugh….my car and the bbq grill.

  • Paula Tavernie

    I need to clean my patio up!!!

  • Gaye M

    The outside of the sunroom windows.

  • Samantha Miller

    My car!

  • Darlene Jones-Nelson

    My deck needs to be cleaned

  • Tracy Allen

    patio furnature

  • amy

    sliding door glass for sure! and windows!

  • Jimmy

    I have to clean the grill

  • Geoff K

    The deck and patio furniture really need a good once over, that’s for sure!

  • Melanie Tucker

    the grill!

  • Kimberly Bauer

    My grill and outdoor table.

  • Kristine R.

    The deck is a nightmare.

  • Harmony B

    Need to clean my grill & my vinyl railings

  • Mari

    We need to clean the deck.

  • Diane Donnay

    I need to clean our grill and kids toys.

  • Theresa

    We just moved and put everything from the old basement into the new shed, so I need to clean everything in there!

  • Deirdre

    My kids’ outdoor playhouse, bikes and trucks.

  • Susan Smith

    My patio

  • Sheila K.

    I need to clean the patio chairs!

  • Donna L

    I need to clean the patio furniture.

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    I need to clean my deck

  • rachel travis

    The shed!

  • Candice Hull

    Definitely our picnic table.

  • Teresa Thompson

    Table and chairs.

  • Kathleen

    I have a patio table that I tiled the top of and it needs to be cleaned. The grout lines get pretty dirty. Also, my husband’s Weber needs a good cleaning on the grill and also the attached tables on either side. Thanks for this great giveaway! =)

  • Thomas Murphy

    I need to clean my patio set

  • laurie nykaza

    I need to clean our patio table top is so dirty

  • Karen

    The grill really needs it and the chairs.

  • Vikki Billings

    I need to clean my patio set, the table and chairs.

  • Sharon

    My Porch and Patio Furniture!
    Thank You!

  • Renee G

    I need to clean our white vinyl fencing – it’s covered in sap spots.

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