Now is the time when we get to brag about our weather here in Arizona. Because believe me, you don’t want to be here June through September – it’s pretty miserable. That’s when most of the country has their glorious summers and beautiful fall weather. But now that fall is upon us, those of us who live in warmer climates can enjoy outdoor entertaining again. Alfresco dining is just getting started, which means we need to think about cleaning outdoor cushions. I’m going to show you how to do this with a foolproof method that works every time!
Disclaimer: I saw this on The Today Show back when COVID hit and wanted to try it for myself. It worked like a charm, so I videotaped myself cleaning outdoor cushions and posted it to my Instagram Story. Boy, what a hit it was! I answered so many messages this first few days after I posted it, and still get questions about it. So here it is – in detail.
Here’s what you need:
- A Cordless Drill. We have a Ryobi, because it’s easily found at many retailers and has a lot of tools that use their rechargeable ion batteries: drills, leaf blowers, power inflator (think pool rafts), air compressor (for the occasional low tire), etc.. You can buy just the power scrubber from Ryobi, but you still need to buy the batteries and charging station, so it’s probably worth it to invest in a drill that comes with the batteries and chargers.
- Drill Brush. These don’t cost very much and should attach right into the drill bit insert – medium bristle stiffness will work best for cleaning outdoor cushions.
- High-Pressure Hose Nozzle. Great for deep cleaning – a high-pressure jet stream will be most effective in rinsing off the soap and dirt.
Hope those tips were helpful in showing how to clean outdoor cushions . . . I will never try it another way again now that I’ve found this method!