Outdoor Furniture Care


Just as indoor furniture requires regular dusting and cleaning, outdoor furniture too calls for regular cleaning in the same way. Depending upon the type of outdoor furniture like wood, plastic, aluminum, wrought iron or teak, you need to follow a particular cleaning process.

Wood Furniture

Furniture made of cedar or teak is durable and can be kept outdoors with little maintenance, but can get damaged to the rains and winter. Cleaning the surface of teak wooden furniture with mild detergent and wiping it dry would be enough. Wiping the furniture on a regular basis to prevent accumulation of a thick dust layer and grime helps increase its longevity. If you are using a wood cleaner you need to make sure it suits the wood type and grain well. Oil treatment on teak, once a year, increases its durability and keeps it shining all through the year.

Plastic Furniture

In case you have plastic furniture in the patio, then maintenance is not an issue. Furniture made from resin plastic is more durable but if the plastic is porous, then stains will be easily visible on its surface. Use mild detergent on a sponge to scrub the surface. If you have hammocks and patio umbrellas in the garden, they too can be cleaned with detergent. They can be left in the outdoors itself to dry well.

Iron Furniture

Wrought or plain iron furniture tends to rust easily in damp weather conditions. Coating the furniture with an anti-rust paint can prevent rusting. Whenever it rusts, you need to first sand it and apply anti-rust paint on it. A mild detergent can be applied first and then gently scrubbed off to remove stains and grime. After it is dry well in the sun for a day, you can apply wax paste to prevent it from rusting further.

Other Furniture

Painted and non-painted aluminum furniture can be protected from the oxidation and loss of luster with paste polishing on corroded areas. Ammonia is an alkaline chemical which can harm aluminum, so avoid it completely. Detergent or soap can be used for cleaning painted aluminum surfaces. Some people prefer the idea of coating the hammocks and umbrellas with wax paste to make the cleaning process much easier in future.

It’s true that caring for outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be a regular effort because it’s made to endure tough conditions. However, from time to time, keep an eye on the legs, and check for paint peeling off to prevent rusting. With proper care, you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of the furniture for years. If you live in the area with cold winter, cleaning before and after storing your patio furniture will increase their life.


Are You Ready For Halloween Party?


A Halloween party is not a normal party with just some Halloween decoration, at least not if you are a real American. You will find many party tips and games that will make your Halloween party even more interesting.

The Halloween can be fun not only for children. A well organized Halloween party is also a lot of fun for adults. If you want to invite your friends to a Halloween party, there is a lot to prepare. This begins with the correct date. Halloween is celebrated on October 31 but not everyone has time on Halloween day. Some have to go to work or perhaps their children have to go out for Trick-or-treating. Sometimes it makes sense to move the Halloween party on a weekend. Many have weekends off and it can then be carefree and cheerfully celebrated.


First, the invitations to be sent out. If you know emails, you can insert emails into a beautiful templates. An invitation by email is free and quick. When you hand over Halloween invitation cards by hand, it will give them personal touch. The invitation card should have date, time and place, even if they know all about it.

When we know how many people are coming, it goes to the further planning. Sometimes one’s own home is not enough and you have to rent a suitable place. Conveniently, you can instead book a party room. This must be done in time, however, because some rooms are booked up quickly. It will also be fun to have a Halloween party in the garden.

The decoration for the Halloween party you can buy in stores or prepared with a lot of imagination. Pumpkins can be inexpensively grown in the garden. Old, discarded pretty bottles work well as a candle holder. Suggestions for decoration can be found in books and in the world Library “Internet”.

Some decorative pieces need some time to prepare or to buy. You can make some decorations inexpensively from paper. You can buy a small party smoke machine on Target at 35 dollars.

Fun Day

When the Halloween party starts, an atmospheric music is of course essential. Ghost sounds kids like might not a good fit at a Halloween Party for adults. Better are songs from movies like “Once Upon a Time in the West”, “Halloween”, “Ghostbusters” and several songs from the gothic scene. Retailers have also responded to the growing demand for Halloween products and offers CDs with matching Halloween music too.

Of course, care must be taken for the pleasure of party guests. Colorful and sweet dishes are preferred by the children on Halloween parties but certainly not necessarily right here. A hearty pumpkin soup is easy to prepare. A buffet is best suited for entertaining. This can be suitably decorated beautifully about Halloween. Some drink suggestion for you: Tequila with worm, Sangritta in a test tube or a hearty bowl with an ice cold hands inside. To make the Halloween party happy, a couple of fun games are useful. An eerily beautiful Halloween party will be an unforgettable experience for all participants.

If you don’t want all the hassles, you could go to the Halloween party in downtown clubs. You can meet scary vampires, ghosts, zombies or dark figures in all corners. This year you will probably meet a few Harley Quinns.