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Budget-Friendly Options for a New (looking) Backyard Oasis

Perhaps it’s the buds on the trees or the warmer sun on my face, and maybe it’s the not-so-subtle hints of the jam-packed seasonal items right front and centre in all the stores … Either way, I’m so ready for Summer!

Said wonderful seasonal aisles {that make me smile while walking though} are stocked full of BBQs, patio furniture and oh-so-fabulous backyard lounge chairs. All the new clean and pretty outdoor things makes it very tempting to toss out the old stuff. After all, they have been sitting in the garage all winter – or worse, have taken a beating outdoors for the past few months.

Yet with a few simple, budget-friendly tips and tricks – the old can look new again {and save you money!}.

Budget-Friendly Options for a New (looking) Backyard Oasis

 

Budget-friendly Options for a New (looking) Backyard Oasis

 

1. Make old, new again. There’s nothing worse than removing your patio furniture cushions from storage and realizing they’re all stained. Before you think about tossing them, give them a clean. Mix OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover with water and let the cushion covers soak for 1 to 6 hours, depending on the severity of the stain. Wash as normal and your cushions should come out stain-free and looking brand new. Have a great Rubbermaid Shed? It’s time to clean it out and make sure all inside is organized!

2. Win the weeding war. Did you know that watering your weeds makes it easier to pull them out? If it hasn’t rained in a few days, water your weeds before yanking them. Fun fact: If the soil is moist, you are also less likely to disturb any plants nearby.

3. Save with a little scrubbing. There’s a simple solution for removing dirt, grime and stains from patio furniture and even your deck. Mix OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover with water (following the instructions on the package) and apply the solution to almost anywhere. Let stand for a few minutes and scrub as needed. It will leave everything looking neat and clean again.

4. Wheel your way to wonderful. Re-arranging rather than replacing is also a good way to give new life to your backyard. Consider moving planters and patio furniture to different spots within your space to give it a wonderful new look and feel. Remember, you’re not alone when moving heavy items like lounge chairs… there are wheels to help! Wheeling your furniture around doesn’t eliminate all the hard work but will put less strain on your back.

Don’t forget that after a weekend of weeding and wheeling, your back, arms, legs – yes, your whole body – may be aching with pain. Mine have been that way for the last week – so much work to do, but my space is look amazing!

Treat yourself to a warm bath and a few hours curled up with a good book or movie. Before going to bed, rub and soothe your sore muscles with Rub A535 Extra Strength Heating Cream. The best things about this product is that it works fast and is non-greasy so you can put it on right before going to bed and it won’t stain your sheets.

Have you started prepping your backyard for the summer months? Share your favourite budget-friendly tips for getting your outdoor space, garden party ready.

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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