The Ultimate Checklist for the Perfect BBQ

Summer celebrations mean BBQs will soon become your weekend go-to. Is your backyard ready? Don’t worry, you’ve got this.

Here are a few tips to ensure the perfect summer of outdoor celebration from start to finish:

  1. Clean up the grill

    You haven’t used this guy in a while, who knows what dirt and grime may have collected over the winter months? Before your first night grilling out, give your equipment a proper deep clean.

    Remove cooking grates, then soak and scrub them in a bucket of soapy water. Clean the inside walls of your grill, too and don’t forget to check your gas levels before cooking. To take some of the elbow grease out of the process, use a pressure washer to clean the grill. This blog post shows you how.

  2. Bring out the coolers

    When you have a large group of people over for an outdoor party, you may not want them constantly trekking in and out of your house. Make it a little easier and bring your beverages to them.

    Take your coolers out from winter hibernation and set up a summer spot for them outside. Give them a good rinse out, as dust may have collected while in storage.

  3. Set up the seating

    Though you may be spending most of your weekends tossing around the Frisbee or playing rounds upon rounds of cornhole, make sure your guests have a spot to sit back and relax come sun down.

    Set up lawn chairs before the festivities begin so you don’t put the party on hold. Laying out blankets also serves as a comfy option for kids.

  4. Plan out the meals

    Here comes the best part: food. When hosting, you can never have too much food. Plan your meals and shop during the week to ensure you’re prepared.

    Summer staples like s’mores, watermelon and ice cream are always good to have on hand.

  5. Rinse and repeat

    Before and after your next party, let your pressure washer do the deep cleaning, so you don’t have to. It easily removes messy spills and sticky situations.

The perfect outdoor party requires more than just a perfect lawn. Make it happen with these easy to-dos and you’ll be sure to have summer of fun in your own backyard.

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