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.
Do you say faux or fake? I say faux because fake always makes me think of something else.
Okay, so this tip was a game-changer. And, it did not involve a chemistry equation.
I was wiping down random surfaces in the house and had a random thought pop into my head.
No not the thought that maybe I should try and watch Schitt’s Creek one more time.
No, out of the blue I thought maybe I should clean my faux plants?
I cleaned up this popular garage sale wreath when I brought it home from a garage sale. But it came with a musty odor. That wreath essentially needed a bath before it came into the house.
But, my faux plants and wreaths?
Um… but that was way before words like contagion and virus crept into our cleaning conscious.
ONE 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.
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 than 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 than last year. But, the difference is impressive. Go ahead and try it and let me know what you think? #nopunintended
With those instant results, I went around the house and freshened up the faux plants. I will never ignore those waxy stems again.