During the winter months, there tends to be a lot of cold weather, rain, sleet and snow and also cloudy days. And when it comes to your outdoor patio furniture, if your pieces are not well-protected, it can start to do a real number on it.
So, in the effort to make sure that your furniture remains in good condition so that you can use it again once springtime arrives, we have provided you with a list of some outdoor patio furniture winter storage options below:
Put it inside of your garage. One of the most common places to store your outdoor furniture would have to be your garage. If you choose to do this, just make sure that you have plenty of space for all of your furniture to sit on the garage’s floor. Also, purchase a few furniture covers so that it can be protected from any dirt or debris that might be in your garage’s space.
Try some furniture covers. Speaking of furniture covers, if you would prefer to leave your furniture out on your deck, furniture covers are a smart way to protect it from outdoor elements. Just make sure that they cover all of the furniture from top to bottom and that they are waterproof. Walmart and Amazon are just two of the websites that sell them.
Make space inside of your basement (or attic). Although there are some of us who use our basements or attics as additional rooms for our families to enjoy, there are even more of us who use it for storage space instead. So, if you only wash your clothes in your basement or you only have a few boxes in your attic, putting your outdoor patio furniture in either place is a smart (and affordable) option.
Consider using your storage shed. Another great idea for outdoor patio furniture is a shed. In fact, there are a lot of people who build sheds strictly for this purpose. If you don’t always have one in your backyard, you can purchase a storage shed at places like Sears, Ace Hardware and Lowe’s. Or, you can even make one of your own. Instructables is one website that will walk you through the process. Simply go to the site and put “build storage shed” in the search field.
Rent some storage space. Suppose you live in Boston and you have some outdoor furniture Brookline. If this is the case, then you already know how particularly harsh the winter seasons can be. Therefore, you might want to think about renting out some storage space from a storage company nearby; preferably one that is humidity-controlled. If you and a couple of your neighbors decide to do this together, you can easily spend under $150 for the entire summer by splitting the storage fees evenly among you.
No matter where you decide to store your furniture, it’s also a good idea to apply some coating to it; that will provide it with the extra protection from the cold winter weather that it needs. For more information on how to coat your outdoor patio furniture, visit Rockler and put “weatherproof outdoor furniture” in the search field.