I’m taking advantage of some mild-for-Memphis weather to knock out a few outdoor projects this week. Here are a couple of tips I’ll be trying for the first time:
My patio cushions are mildew-free (thank goodness!), but they could do with some freshening. I’m going to try a trick I heard about that involves stuffing the cushions in a large trash bag along with some kitty litter (unused!) and seal it up for a couple days. Supposedly the carbon in the litter will absorb odors. We’ll soon see!
I’ve got a couple (or three) paint projects here that were waiting for warmer weather. I like painting, so that’s no problem. What is a problem is that the warmer weather brings bugs–bugs that like to land upon my freshly painted surfaces! Last week, when I was at the hardware store, I overheard a tip that may help with that. Supposedly, adding a few drops of citronella oil to a gallon of paint will to keep the insects away and won’t affect the paint finish. *Fingers crossed!*
Have you had any experience with either of these two tips? Or do you have another method you’d like to share?