Power Washing & $100 Ace Gift Card Giveaway

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I miss the Mighty Men.


And no, they aren’t characters from an old Saturday morning cartoon.


The Mighty Men are the male counterparts to the Mighty Maids. Though, come to think of it, not all Mighty Men are necessarily male …


I think.


I’ve never met the Mighty Men. I just hired them to take care of the big cleaning things around the house – inside and out — that I didn’t have time to do myself when I worked. Or wanted to do, for that matter.


Like gutter cleaning. And window washing. And power washing the aluminum siding.


And while I was at work, they descended on the house. Once a year. In Spring. With ladders and power washers and scrub brushes and squeegees. Or so I imagined. All I know is when I came home from work, the windows sparkled. The siding gleamed like new. The gutters ready to handle those April showers …


and the screen porch screens were ready to take on the summer sunshine.


Those were the good old days …


But now? Now it’s up to me to tackle the window washing. And aluminum siding power washing. And screen porch screen scrubbing. Last year it was just me an my trusty hose. But this year I smartened up. Thanks to the folks at Ace Hardware



… and got myself a power washer. The AR Blue Clean Electric Power Washer to be precise.


And let me tell you, I was feeling kind of Mighty Men like when I used this on the porch. It was easy to set up (just attach the hose and plug it in) and was lightweight so I could move it around with me …


and I had that screen porch floor and screens power washed in record time.


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Which leaves more time for relaxing …


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… and perhaps waving hello to my neighbors to the east who I can see so clearly now through my sparkling clean screens!


City living at its finest!


Next up: trying out that AR Blue Clean Electric Power Washer on my windows. And siding …


but I’ll  leave the gutters to the Mighty Men.

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Ace Hardware would like to help you tackle a home repair and maintenance project with a $100 gift card giveaway. Just enter here …

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Good luck! I’m rooting for you …

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You can find the full  porch reveal by clicking here …

This post was written as part of my partnership with Ace Hardware as a member of the Ace Blogger Panel.  However, any and all opinions about the Mighty Men, the AR Blue Clean Power Washer, and Ace Hardware are my 100% own.

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  1. says

    I love your blog and am a follower by email. I read my emails first thing in the morning and yours is always at the top. You always give such great ideas. Than you for blogging!

  2. says

    I’m the mighty man at our house. Except for the lawn. Mike won’t let me touch it. Says it’s above my pay grade. But that’s ok. Your porch makes me want to put screens up around my back porch.

  3. Susan M. says

    Think I’d make an afternoon of it and meander my way through the aisles and pick up a bit of this and then a bit of that. A bit of Christmas in July FOR ME! Thanks so much for the opportunity – man oh man, I’d sure love to win!

  4. Andrea Thompson says

    Thank you so much for your power washer review. I’m also looking to buy one and want an electric washer (no need to mess with gasoline). I borrowed my uncle’s last year, and it was so fun and rewarding!

  5. Lisa Matarazzo says

    There are so many projects for me to do at home – I could use a power washer for sure, but I really would like to paint my living/dining room (I love how painting a room gives it a new look) and ACE has so many options.

  6. says

    I’d use it on a.c. filters, cord keeper to hide cords (baby proofing for our 7 month old baby girl!), and painting supplies to fix up our bathroom. We are on one income, this would be a huge help. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Laura says

    My Ace just totally redid their paint department and I just bought a bunch of unfinished furniture for my toddler’s room. So yeah, I think you can see where I’m going with this one. :)

  8. Stacey Roberson says

    We have some minor repairs and upgrades we want to make in our home. I would use the gift card for those upgrades.

  9. Elisabeth says

    I’d love to give the gift card to my husband for our Anniversary! We are a one income family and he works very hard to support us. He could buy something for himself for once.

  10. tansy schindler says

    Would be used to tackle our new home to do list: patching, sanding, painting, sealing, staining……and the list is continous!!!

  11. Becky Weber says

    I would like to have one of those power washers too! And some things for our screened porch and garage!

  12. Stephanie Gossett says

    My husband is going to build a table large enough for my family to sit together. This would go a long way toward lumber and paint. Thank you so much for the chance. Our family is precious to us!!!

  13. Laura Carlson says

    We gutted the house and need to finish the front porch. we look like the “bad house” on the block until I can pressure wash the old peeling paint and create the welcoming porch entry we want to share with neighbors. It is summer after all~!


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