Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s likely you’ll be spending a lot less time on your patio in the coming months. That means your patio furniture won’t be getting as much use. If you want to keep your patio furniture in top shape, your best option is to clean it and put it in to storage. Take advantage of the following tips to make this process as simple as possible.
Before storing any piece of furniture away for the winter, you should first inspect it. If any component of your furniture is broken, now may be the best time to have it repaired. If you have an old piece of patio furniture you’ve been meaning to replace for years, you may want to save yourself the trouble and get rid of it rather than put it into storage. Once spring arrives you can replace any old furniture with something new.
Any piece of patio furniture that you do decide to store should be adequately cleaned. Use a soft cloth to remove any pollen and debris from upholstery, and inspect the tag or manufacturer’s instructions for more specific cleaning methods. If you use water or any type of cleaning solution on fabric, keep in mind that it needs to be completely dry before you place it into any type of storage unit.
Finally, move the furniture into your garage, basement, or any other spare area of your home. If you don’t have enough space, you may need to rent a storage unit for the next few months. Keeping your patio furniture inside when you don’t plan on using it for months is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Once the last days of winter are behind you, take the furniture out of storage and you will be ready to enjoy your patio the rest of the year.