Summer DIY

Summer DIY

Summer Cleaning Checklist

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Summer Cleaning Checklist

Don't let cleaning chores cut in on your summer vacation time. Keep up on your home maintenance with these tips and tricks to keep your counters and floors free of leftovers from BBQ's and the beach.

KEEP GRASS FROM COMING IN THE HOUSE

Keep Grass From Coming in The House

Have the kids been running around barefoot in the sprinkler all afternoon?

Fill an empty spray bottle with tap water, and keep it by the door for easy access. Remind them to spray off their feet and wipe them dry on the doormat before tracking mud and grass into the house.


STOW AWAY SEASONAL CLOTHES

Stow Away Seasonal Clothes

Free up closet space by storing sweaters, boots and winter accessories in shallow containers under your bed.

Use the opportunity to clean out unwanted clothing and install easy-to-reach shelving or cubbies for a more organized closet.


KEEP A VACUUM IN THE CAR

Keep a Vacuum in The Car

Clean up your car after a weekend of camping or a day at the beach.

The portable BLACK+DECKER Auto Flex Vac plugs into the cigarette lighter socket and allows you to easily clean out the sand and dirt you brought back with you.

Keep this compact vacuum in the trunk of your car for on-the-go cleanups without sacrificing too much packing space on road trips.


KEEP ANTS OUT OF THE KITCHEN

Keep Ants Out of The Kitchen

Keep the ants away by storing a BLACK+DECKER 10-n-1 Steam-Mop™ with Fresh Scent near your kitchen pantry to quickly clean up sugary spills and ice-cream drips.

Don't think you're just restricted to the floor. Use the handheld steam cleaner attachment to sanitize your counters and backsplash.

The lemony-fresh scent tabs will deodorize as you clean and is the perfect fragrance for summer.


DEEP CLEAN YOUR PATIO

Deep Clean Your Patio

Eating and cooking outdoors is a major perk of summer.

Get ready for grilling season by scrubbing away mildew and pollen from your outdoor furniture, patio and grill with a mild soap and scrub brush. Re-treat or re-stain any weathered wood to protect it from the harsh sun, and try adding a fresh coat of spray paint to spruce up metal chairs or tables.

Hang up some fun outdoor string lights to illuminate your deck and yard, and you're set to host the best BBQ of the year.


USE TOOLS FOR QUICK KITCHEN CLEAN UPS

Use Tools for Quick Kitchen Clean Up

Clean up after BBQ's more quickly and with half the effort using the BLACK+DECKER Power Scrubber.

This electrical powered scrubber can be submersed in the sink and removes baked-on food without having to soak dishes overnight.


KEEP A CORDLESS STICK VACUUM HANDY

Keep a Cordless Vacuum Handy

The lightweight BLACK+DECKER SMARTECH™ Cordless Lithium 2-IN-1 Stick Vacuum is perfect for daily floor maintenance and vacuuming up dirt and debris tracked in from outside.

Its lift-away hand vacuum makes it easy to reach pantry shelves or countertops, while the cordless stick vacuum can pass all over the house without having to stop and move the cord. Store one near your pantry or in the hall closet for easy access.

You can even have the kids grab it and clean up after themselves.


GET SQUEAKY-CLEAN WINDOWS

Get Squeaky Clean Windows

Usher in summer sunlight by eliminating waters spots and dust from your windows and glass doors with a one-step tool like the BLACK+DECKER Powered Squeegee Vac.

Its refillable sprayer and suction squeegee will give you a streak-free finish in just a few minutes without the use of several separate tools and cleaners.

The handheld lithium-powered design will allow you to walk around the exterior of your home and clean your windows inside and out, quickly and efficiently.