Top 10 spring cleaning tips – 5 & 6

June 1st, 2013 in Home Improvement

Tips 5 and 6 will hopefully tempt you out into the garden, it is June after all!

5 – Sparkling BBQs

Earlier in the week we tempted you with some BBQ gadgetry, now it’s probably time to think about cleaning the thing! As with most things in life preparation is the key and wiping the grill with oil before cooking will mean that less bits of food will stick and need cleaning.

When all the cooking is done and the grill is still warm either use a wire brush to brush the grill or scrunch up some aluminium foil and scrub off the burnt bits. If you’ve had a feast fit for a King you may need to then soak the grill in warm soapy water.

BBQ grate

6 – Treat your terracotta pot to some yogurt

A great antidote to all that cleaning is to make something look old and weathered! Terracotta pots in the garden often look better if they are a bit aged rather than pristine and clean.

To give pots a lovely ‘patina’ simply soak the pot in water for 15 minutes and then slather the pot in plain yogurt, the more uneven you paint the yogurt on the more natural the result. Leave the pot in the shade for about a month and voilà a fantastic looking ‘old’ pot.

Terracotta pots

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