Clean outdoor cushions with warm, soapy water, and let them air dry. Stains on some light-colored cushions can be treated with diluted chlorine bleach. Cushions may require a day or longer to dry. More » Home & Garden Cleaning

The Washington Post recommends cleanning plastic furniture thoroughly before use in the spring and then as needed throughout summer and fall, after harsh weather or animal damage. Clean the furniture in phases. First, sw... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

The first step to cleaning outdoor wooden furniture is drying them out in the sun. Find the right place to clean the furniture where the chemicals can't affect the kids, pets or the vegetation. Cleaning can be done using... More »

To clean patio cushions, spray them with a solution of dishwashing detergent, borax and water, rinse the cushions with clean water, spray them with a fabric protector, and then dry them. You need dishwashing detergent, b... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

To dry foam cushions, press the cushions against the sink wall to remove excess moisture, and dry the cushions in the sun. If the cushions are covered, remove the covers from the cushions, blot the covers and air dry the... More »

To control mold, use a dehumidifier or fans during warm summer months to provide ventilation, and move furnishings away from the walls to promote air flow. To further encourage air flow inside the home, open closet doors... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

In the typical home, the equivalent of the complete volume of air in the home passes through the ductwork several times per day. While there are companies offering services to clean these passages, it's possible to do it... More » Home & Garden Cleaning