Minutes 1 and 2:
Move everything from the porch into the yard: chairs, tables, potted plants, and anything else that isn’t nailed down. Drape rugs and mats over a fence or a rail to air them out.
Using an extendable duster, sweep cobwebs from high corners, overhangs, and shutters.
With a bucket of warm, soapy water and a large sponge, wipe down furniture, plant pots, and decorative objects.
Minutes 5 and 6:
Rewet the sponge and give wood and metal surfaces (front door, railings, shutters, sills, ironwork, sconces) a once-over. Use a damp microfiber cloth to swipe low windows; follow with a dry cloth.
Grab the push broom to sweep leaves, dirt, and twigs from the floor. Do the steps last.
Dip a long-handled scrub brush in the bucket and clean the floor.
Minutes 9 and 10:
When the floor is dry, replace the furniture, rugs, and plants, leaving out anything that shouldn’t have been on the porch in the first place. Now pour yourself a glass of something tall and cold and kick back to admire your work.