How to protect your outdoor furniture during winter
Winter has arrived (for most of the country at least) and along with it the cold and often brutal weather. At this time of year households across the country start to consider how to look after their outdoor furniture to make sure it all survives the winter rain, hail, frost or gale force winds.
Here are a few of our tips to help you look after your outdoor furniture.
- Clean your outdoor furniture regularly
All outdoor furniture needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. This will prolong the lifespan of your furniture while maintaining its quality. Dirty furniture attracts pests and dust. Make use of various cleaning detergents in order to prevent any damage. When purchasing furniture, make sure to read the instructions on how to best clean the item.
- Use packing materials for protection
Protecting your furniture obviously means that it will last longer and stay in better condition. If you’re stashing your furniture away during the winter season, be it at home or a storage facility, make use of various covers and strong materials to protect the items. We sell a variety of packing materials in our stores but you can also use household items such as blankets, sheets, towels, plastic covers or even cushions.
- Disassemble furniture to make for easier storing
Outdoor furniture is usually easily disassembled. Breaking up your furniture into smaller compartments makes storing simpler whether you’re storing in-house or using a self storage unit. Make sure you group the broken-up furniture together so nothing gets lost along the way. No-one likes to be left with a three-legged table.
- Make use of a self storage unit
Often the best thing to do is to bring your outdoor furniture inside when you’re not using it for prolonged periods. The problem however, is that space can become an issue. This is where self storage comes in. At Stor-Age we offer a variety of different sized units to suit your requirements and flexible leases, meaning that you can rent a self storage unit for as short as a month (or just for winter) or for as long as you need.
Placing your outdoor furniture in a self storage unit means it will be safe and secure and conveniently accessible when the weather clears up and spring arrives. Why take up space in your home when the answer is just around the corner.
If you’re looking for convenient and affordable self storage, why not give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or get an instant quote online.