Chores don’t have to be boring. Get outside while the weather isn’t too hot or cold and accomplish some tasks. You can scratch some household duties off your list and get fresh air while doing so. Put on some project clothes and follow along as we look at a few chores to do outside when the weather is nice.
Wash the Garbage Cans
Garbage cans collect the grossest items in your home. They deserve a nice bath now and then to avoid getting too stinky and becoming a home to insects.
To wash yours, ensure the can is empty, then lay it on its side. Use the jet spray on your garden hose to give the inside a good soak. You can also add some dish soap to the can to unstick things and kill odors. Use an old broom to scrub the inside to remove anything stuck on.
Wash and Wax the Car
A clean car is a smooth ride, and you don’t have to run to the automatic car wash when yours is dirty. On a beautiful day, bring the car into the driveway and give it a good wash. After drying it (preferably with a microfiber towel), you can add a coat of wax.
Wax adds a wonderful coat of protection and fills in minor flaws on your vehicle. There are differences between waxing and polishing your car, so make sure you understand that when looking for wax at the auto store. Polishing requires special tools, while wax needs only the wax and an old rag from home.
Clean Out the Gutters
Your gutters collect leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris through the seasons. One of the most important chores to do outside when the weather is nice is to clean out the gutters. If they get clogged, they won’t drain properly, and that leads to a leaky roof.
It’s best to have two people on hand so that someone can make sure the ladder is steady as you reach the gutters. Using a gloved hand or garden shovel, scrape everything out of the gutters.
Pressure Wash Everything
If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can rent one. They are fabulous at removing years of dirt from just about anything. Be careful, though. Pressure washers work well and can strip things that you don’t want to strip, like paint. Stick with the following areas and get them looking like new:
- Patio Furniture
- House siding
You can wash other things as well, like the deck; however, you’ll need to use a lower setting so that the paint doesn’t peel.
It’s a win-win when you can enjoy outdoor chores on a lovely day. The result is fresh air for yourself and a well-maintained home and car for the family.