April means spring cleaning to many. Despite my Lazy name, I'm not immune to spring cleaning fever. As the weather started to get better the last couple of weeks, I realized that I needed to do some cleaning of our patio. The pine needles and pollen create quite a mess.
This got me thinking, "What's the Lazy way to clean this place up?"
A few months ago, I had gotten a Toro Electric Blower. It has been great for the pine needles. Once again it did the job cleaning my 20x20 patio with a lot of nooks and crannies in between 5-10 minutes.
That was only half the job. The patio furniture still had tons of pollen and the BBQ needed cleaning as well. For some reason it occurred to me to that a pressure washer was the answer. So I went to Amazon to find a highly-rated one. That's where I found the AR Blue Clean Hand-Carry Electric Pressure Washer.
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, you can trust a name like "AR Blue Clean" (sarcasm). Nonetheless the reviews were good and I liked that it ran on electricity and was small. I wasn't looking to do professional work, so convenience played a large role in the selection.
Overall the pressure washer lived up to its reviews. I was surprised how things that didn't even look dirty got much, much cleaner with the power-washing. I could literally write name in the dirt with the power-washer. Most importantly, it saved me a ton of elbow-grease and had everything clean in under an hour.
If you think I sound up-beat about the power-washer, you should have heard my wife. It's not everyday that I get excited about cleaning. My response was that if you gave more men a gun and a lance there would be a lot more cleaning going on.
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