Yesterday morning I saw a little plastic picnic bench propped up against a tree on the curb. It was absolutely filthy. It looked like it had been in the yard under a tree for at least the past year. I took the kids home, switched them to the van and then went to see if it was still there. YUP! The kids scrubbed it clean (almost – Tim is planning on cleaning it again when less help is around) with a bucket of water with dish detergent and the hose while I made dinner. It is in good shape but doesn't look new. The kids are happy with it. William keeps asking to have picnics and it will be perfect for kid dinning on the porch. I think they had fun getting soaking wet from head to toe while they were washing it.