After a long cold winter, it’s finally springtime! And with spring comes the urge to spruce up your home and soak up the sunshine. If you have an apartment balcony, it’s time to prep it for the warmer weather. No worries if it has become dusty and dingy, as we’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to clean your balcony.

Plan It Out

The first step is to plan out how you want to go about the cleaning process. Identify the areas that require more attention or the tough spots that need special attention. Clear the balcony of any movable furniture or accessories.

Clear, Sweep and Vacuum 

All you need to do first is remove any furnishings or items on your balcony such as cushions, planters or grill. The next step is to sweep all the dust, leaves and other debris that may have accumulated over the months. Some people prefer to use a vacuum for their balcony cleaning, to ensure they pick up everything.

Spot Clean Any Stains

After you have swept the entire balcony, you may notice dirt or stains in some areas. This is the time to tackle those pesky stains with a bit of elbow grease or learn the difference between a housekeeper and a cleaning lady so that you know which one to hire for helping you out. You can also use a vinegar solution and soap (both mixed with warm water) for the more stubborn stains. It’s best to use a scrub brush and not a wire brush to avoid damaging the surface.

Wash the Floor

Now that the stains and dirt have been cleaned up, the next step is to wash the balcony’s floor. If your balcony is made of concrete, you can use a pressure washer as pros recommend to clean the entire area. If it’s made of wood, you can use a mop and a mild soap solution to prevent damage. It’s important to rinse with plenty of water to avoid leaving any residue.

Freshen Up with Plants

The balcony is now clean, and it’s time to spruce it up with some greenery. You can put up some hanging plants or planters on the floor to add some life to the space. You may also want to get some eco-friendly outdoor furniture and accent pillows to add some style and comfort.


After you have completed the cleaning and decorating process for your balcony, try and maintain your balcony so it stays clean all year round. Use a universal cover to protect your outdoor furniture from the elements, clean up any stains immediately, and make sure to sweep and clean regularly to keep the balcony clean and inviting.

A clean and well-decorated balcony can help elevate your outdoor living space, providing a retreat from your indoor living area. Use our step-by-step guide to clean your balcony and make it a cozy and beautiful spot you can call your own this spring. Follow the maintenance tips to keep your balcony clean throughout the year. With a little bit of work and creativity, you can turn your balcony into an oasis to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Happy cleaning!