Summer is winding down, and although we love fall, it means it will soon be time to store and organize the patio furniture for winter. You can always just leave it out, but all that does is ensure it won’t last nearly as long. The least you should do is cover your patio furniture, but it’s much better on your patio furniture to pack it away from the winter weather. Here are our best tips on how to store and organize patio furniture.
How To Store And Organize Patio Furniture For The Winter
Even if all your patio furniture is advertised as weather-resistant, it will last longer and serve you better if you store and organize it for the winter. That means you must get it out of the elements and store it somewhere dry. It doesn’t necessarily need to be warm, but needs to be out of the wind and snow. Need more storage space? Check out these commonly overlooked storage spaces.
Tips To Store Your Patio Furniture
- Before you store your patio furniture, you need to clean it after summer’s heavy use. Dishwashing liquid and warm water works perfectly on most patio furniture. Be sure that you allow all pieces to dry thoroughly before you store them.
- Apply paste wax or silicone sealant to your aluminum and wicker patio furniture before you store it. The wax gives it a protective coating and helps the finishes last much longer.
- Patio furniture that is too big and bulky to store inside needs a protective covering. Try a heavy duty waterproof cover–Amazon has a lot to choose from!
- Grills, gas fire pits and other patio accessories need to be stored or covered as well. Fall is the perfect time to thoroughly clean your grill before you store it.
- Removable covers and cushions are easy to bag up and store away in your attic or garage for the winter.
- With covers and cushions removed, patio furniture stacks and stores more compactly.
If you make the effort to store and organize patio furniture for the winter, it’ll be good as new and ready to go come spring!