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Organize your backyard oasis with 4 hacks powered by science.

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Summer season is here! While COVID-19 health and safety measures can be limiting when planning summer fun, transforming your outdoor spaces can help you enjoy activities and staycations safely – all from the comfort of your backyard oasis.

Whether that’s updating your patio furniture, preparing your barbeque grill, decorating your deck with lights and flowers, or securing your space, 3M Science can help you prepare your backyard for summer with these hassle-free hacks.

  1. Saving time with easy fixes.

Does your deck or picnic table need a refresh? Are you a DIYer? Try 3M™ Sandpaper before re-staining or painting. Then use the easy-to-handle, no tearing ScotchBlue™ Original Painter’s Tape to stay within the lines for your paint job every time.

If winter caused some damage to your outdoor space, 3M’s waterproof and weather-resistant 3M™ No Residue Duct Tape can help you patch and repair outdoor items such as hoses, cracked tool handles, fabrics on gazebos and hammocks, and more.

  1. Maintaining your space.

Keep your patio furniture looking great with Scotchgard™ Water and Sun Shield with UV Protector. This UVA/UVB ray blocking product keeps your outdoor cushions fade-free, while the water-repellent properties protect furniture from rain.

Dirt, dust, pet hair and more can be cleaned from outdoor furniture easily with Scotch-Brite™ Lint Rollers. Keeping your outdoor space clean and free of clutter is important, keep your patio broom tucked away with Command™ Broom Gripper, a storage method that keeps your broom close by, hassle-free.

If you have a hard time keeping up with marks on your barbeque, patio stones or other concrete areas of your outdoor oasis, easily tackle those tough stains with Scotch-Brite® Greener Clean™ Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges.

And finally, easily keep your patio tables and chairs clean and scratch free with Scotch-Brite® Greener Clean™ Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges.

  1. Decorating your outdoor oasis.

Command™ Large Outdoor Designer Hooks can be used to safely and easily hang flower pots, outdoor lights, and other decorations. With a strong, weather-resistant hold, and damage-free removal, these hooks can be used on any surface, and easily removed when winter comes around.

  1. Stay safe.

The 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, and 40mm high fidelity speakers. Experience premium sound quality while gardening, weeding, or mowing the grass, with the ability to safely take calls or listen to your favourite music or podcast.

With outdoor adventure there’s always the chance of cuts and scrapes. It’s always a good idea to have a Nexcare™ First Aid Kit on hand for on-the-spot treatment of minor injuries. To keep scrapes dry and protect hard-to-fit places like heels, knees, and fingers, use Nexcare™ Max Hold Waterproof Bandages for optimal protection and comfort.

Finally, for any outdoor repairs and renovations, shield your eyes with 3M™ SecureFit™ Professional Safety Eyewear 400 Series, which have durable lenses to provide protection from light to moderate impact hazards. For ear protection and safety, consider using 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic Uncorded Ear Plugs – that have a snug-noise reducing seal to protect your ears from high-pitched and loud noises.

Science solutions are not just for the laboratory! Make the most of your backyard oasis this summer with solutions you can trust.

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