Get your outdoor space ready for the summer


We just had our first barbecue of the summer this week!  My sister and her kids are staying with us, so we fired up the grill and had hamburgers, hotdogs and corn on the cob for dinner.  We all agreed that hamburgers taste better when they're grilled and served outside :)  It was even worth all the trouble I spent cleaning the grill afterwards.   We always make it a point of cleaning our grill till it shines, no matter how lazy or full we feel, because it means we have a sparkling clean grill whenever we decide we want an outdoor barbecue.

Cleaning your grill is just one of the great tips that Mr. Clean, Bounty and The Home Depot are giving to help get ready for summer entertaining.  According to a recent Procter & Gamble (P&G) survey, only 25 percent of consumers clean their grills and only 20 percent of consumers clean their outdoor furniture. Yet keeping them cleaned can help them last longer. So, here are a few tips for getting your outdoor area ready for entertaining:


Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture – Keep it looking good all summer
Inspect your Deck – Give it good once over - check for loose nails, bricks, cracked concrete
Remove the Clutter – Clean up, power wash, remove unnecessary items/debris.
Accessorize – Add in the little touches (i.e., plants, outdoor lighting, lanterns, centerpiece)
Clean your Grill – Give your grill a clean start this season.

How do you get your back yard, porch or outdoor space ready for the summer? Whether all you need to do is give the place a quick sweep, or whether you have to scrub down the lawn furniture, don't forget that you can get everything you need to get ready at The Home Depot, including  Mr. Clean Outdoor Spray, Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Magic Eraser and Bounty!



Win an outdoor care package from Mr. Clean, Bounty and Home Depot
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive:

* a full-size bottle of Mr. Clean Outdoor Spray ($3.97 retail value)
* Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Magic Eraser ($9.97 retail value)
* one Bounty Paper Towels Roll ($1.97 retail value)
* a custom LeatherCraft 2-pocket natural colored canvas The Home Depot apron (.77 retail value).






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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on July 7, 2012; I will draw a winner at random on July 8 and post his/her name after she/he confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


Disclosure: Thanks to Procter & Gamble for providing the giveaway prize pack, as well as a second prize pack for me.  Tips (in italics) were provided by Procter &; Gamble via Blue Chip Communications.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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33 Comments, Leave yours here:

Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM said...

Ugh! I HATE this job! Actually, it takes a few weeks to fully get things ready for summer. We have to rake leaves from the mulch and flower beds, clear the rain gutters, clean up sticks and debris that has fallen over the winter months, pull out the patio furniture, clean it all, spray down the deck, apply water treatment to it, sweep, sweep, sweep, hang the bird feeders and plants, prepare the flower beds and plant new flowers, clean out the garage....Can we just leave it at that?! I'm exhausted just remembering it all!

Thanks!
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM said...

I follow via GFC/Blogger!
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM said...

I follow you on Pinterest!
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM said...

I pinned this!
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM said...

I wrote on your FB wall!

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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM said...

I entered the Kmart/Tide giveaway!
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM said...

I entered the Dollar General giveaway.
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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM said...

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Heather! on June 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM said...

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Heather! on June 25, 2012 at 2:17 AM said...

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Frugal Mom from California on June 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM said...

We clean up the pool for the summmer.

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Frugal Mom from California on June 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM said...

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Frugal Mom from California on June 25, 2012 at 1:34 PM said...

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Jessica T. said...

We mulched to try to make the yard look nicer for the summer.
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Jessica T. said...

I entered the Kmart/Tide pods giveaway.
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Jessica T. said...

I entered the Pillsbury Baguette giveaway.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM said...

We are cleaning the pool and the deck this summer to keep it looking fresh.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM said...

I follow you on blogger.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM said...

I follow you on Pinterest as Charity L.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM said...

I entered the Kmart and Tide giveaway.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM said...

I entered the P&G Dollar General giveaway.
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Charity and John on June 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM said...

I entered the Pillsbury giveaway.
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Heather! on June 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM said...

I entered the Cottonelle giveaway.
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Heather! on June 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM said...

I entered the Planters giveaway.
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jakiesmom on July 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM said...

we just planted our annuals and scrubbed our furniture
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jakiesmom on July 2, 2012 at 7:29 PM said...

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jakiesmom on July 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM said...

entred kmart

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entered pillsbury

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David Lewis on July 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM said...

This post is really informative. People will now know how to take care of their furniture better.

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Bonggamom on August 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #25, jakiesmom!

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