Do you have an old outdoor cubby house that you would want to put to use again? Cubby houses can get old, but with proper cleaning and maintenance, they can still be used. First, you have to ensure that the cubby house is safe for the kids. Check all the joints to ensure that they are intact. If it is a wooden cubby house, check for any signs of rotting and do the repairs. Ensure the foundation of the cubby house is strong enough. After ensuring the cubby house is safe, you can embark on cleaning it using the following tips.
Order replacement parts
There are some parts of your of your cubby house that cannot be cleaned. Some of these parts may include the rusty metallic parts of your cubby house that cannot be rejuvenated by paint. Also, if it is a wooden cubby house, some parts may be infested by mites if it wasn’t treated well. Such parts can be weak or hollow inside, and they may need replacement. Order replacement parts from a reputable supplier and have them replaced with an experienced contractor.
Get yourself some gloves
Before you get into deep cleaning, you will need some gloves. Old cubby houses may be infested by pests and dangerous creatures such as snakes and rodents. You probably don’t want to risk being bitten by these animals. Get yourself some gloves and check everywhere in the cubby house to get rid of dangerous insects and animals.
When checking the kid’s cubby house, always give close attention to the roof corners, holes in the cubby house and other hidden areas. Remove all the cobwebs from the cubby house. You can do this using a stick broom. You will need to spray the cubby house with an insecticide to kill all the dangerous insects that may harm your kids such as bees, spiders and more.
Gather your cleaning tools
You can use a mild soap to clean the plastic parts of your cubby house. However, some parts may need a pressure pump. You can start by vacuum cleaning the cubby house and then using a bowl of water and a sponge to clean the smooth surfaces of the cubby house. You can use the materials that you have at home to clean the cubby house such as brooms, fabric, water, soap, and disinfectants.
Paint the cubby house
After cleaning the cubby house, you will need to bring it back into form. Go for environment-friendly paints and ensure that the paint doesn’t have a strong smell to irritate the kids. Always go for the paint that will meet your needs and your budget.
Add extra playing equipment
Now that your outdoor cubby house is ready for use, you can add additional playing equipment to enhance the kids’ play. You can add slides, swings and other equipment to ensure that your kids have a nice time while playing. Renovating your cubby house can be an exciting activity, and you can ask your kids to watch as you do it. They might even help you to do the safe tasks.