This one tip for faux plants and wreaths was a game-changer at my house the other day. If my faux plants were alive this tip might save them and make them feel better about themselves.
Even faux plants need a refresh!
Sidenote: Do you say faux or fake? I say faux because fake always makes me think of something else.
Okay, so this simple tip was a game-changer. And, it did not involve a chemistry equation.
I was wiping down random surfaces in the house and realized I should clean my faux plants.
I cleaned up this popular garage sale wreath. But for $3 it came with a musty odor. That wreath essentially needed a bath before it came into the house.
So why wouldn’t I clean all my plants and wreaths?
Um… but that was way before words like contagion and virus crept into our cleaning conscious.
SIMPLE TIP FOR FAUX PLANTS AND WREATHS
My faux plants were not visibly dusty. But, then again you can’t see germs on surfaces.
I wondered what if something lingered on those leafy, plastic leaves.
STEPS TO CLEAN FAUX PLANTS AND WREATHS
- ROUND UP POTTED FAUX PLANTS + WREATHS
- PLACE 1-2 IN THE SINK
- SPRITZ WITH CLEANER
I grabbed one of several potted faux plants in our bedrooms and placed it in the sink. Okay, I almost just ran water over the faux plant. But, I thought that might create bigger issues.
It was easier than that and less messy.
I just spritzed the faux leaves and stems with an all-purpose cleaner, just one of a dozen cleaners in my coat to storage closet.
And, immediately the plant looked fresher, brighter and maybe happier.
Yes, I just said that about my faux plants. But if real plants have feelings then faux plants likely have faux feelings.
I regularly spritz my real plants when I found this little cutie in the dollar section at Target.
Do y’all clean your faux plants and wreaths?
I must have been off my cleaning game! Then again, I clean more surfaces now in years past. But, the difference is impressive. Go ahead and try it and let me know what you think?
With those instant results, I went around the house and freshened up the faux plants. I will never ignore those waxy stems again.