Gardens need organising just like our homes and if you’re looking to give it a clean, you might be wondering where to start.

With the weather taking its toll on things like garden furniture, giving it a clean can bring it back to life.

Cleaning your garden furniture doesn’t have to cost the earth as some household essentials that cost as little as 30p can do the trick.

The luxury home experts at have revealed how you can use five cheap household items to clean your garden furniture.

Halesowen News: Garden furniture can get dirty in the winter monthsGarden furniture can get dirty in the winter months (Image: Getty)

How to clean your garden furniture

Being left in cold and damp conditions in the cooler months can leave your garden furniture looking worse for wear with a build-up of stubborn dirt, grime, algae and mould.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t get them clean for use again.

Lemon juice

Moss and mould can grow on garden furniture if neglected but you can use lemon juice to remove it.

You’ll need to mix it with salt and dip a sponge or brush in the solution before scrubbing at any mould or moss build-up.

Lemons are available for 30p each at Tesco so you can clean your garden furniture on a budget.

Baking soda

Another cupboard essential for the bakers among us, baking soda can also be used outside.

The experts say it is very good at removing mould and grime as it dissolves dirt and grease when mixed with water.

Baking soda has abrasive properties which means stains can be removed without leaving harsh scratches.

Dip a wet sponge into the solution and rub the dirty areas in circular motions – remember to rinse off afterwards.

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Vinegar isn’t just good for pouring on your chips as it can also help you clean your garden furniture.

It’s especially good for cleaning wood with its acidic nature being great for removing stains and grime.

To prevent any damage to your furniture, make sure to mix it with water at a 1:1 ratio before starting to clean it.

Use a soft sponge to gently rub the mixture on the dirty surfaces.

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Olive oil

If you’ve got rattan furniture, you might find it hard to clean but that’s where olive oil comes in.

A small amount can make your furniture look as good as new – simply rub it onto a soft cloth and buff it into the furniture to add shine and reduce cracking.

Coffee grounds

The grains of coffee grounds can be used to get rid of build-up on hard-to-clean furniture because its abrasive nature acts as an exfoliator when scrubbed on surfaces like the BBQ.

It can also reduce the appearance of scratches on wooden furniture when mixed with warm water and gently buffed onto scuffs.