Useful Tips to Store your Garden Furniture to Make it Last
As the weather becomes chilly outside, and the trees begin to shed their first autumn leaves, you know the end of ‘porch season’ is almost here. This is the time you will want to put away your garden furniture to protect it from the approaching bad weather.
Not doing so can lead to dirt particles settling into the wood and fabric shortening the furniture’s’ lifespan. Soil spots if not removed on time, can turn into lifelong stains and the moisture can act as catalyst to the breeding rot, mold or mildew.
Keeping the Furniture Clean:
- Get rid of all the loose dust and dirt from all the furniture. Use a vacuum cleaner or brush to attach tough areas.
- Bleach and water solution does wonders for removing mildew.
- You must lightly remove the rust from metal parasol or pop up gazebo stands and other metal furniture pieces.
- All furniture must be wiped with a dry piece of cloth then left out to air dry.
Maintaining the Furniture:
- Repair furniture wherever necessary.
- Oil the moving parts such as the wire frames and hinges of a parasol.
- Use furniture paste wax to polish all the wooden furniture
Storing the Furniture:
- It is recommended that the outdoor furniture is stored in an indoor facility especially in areas with harsh and long snowy winters.
- If this is difficult, make sure all your furniture is sufficiently covered.
- Even though furniture made out teak, cedar and wrought iron are known to sustain through winters, protecting them nonetheless add years to their life.
Ensuring appropriate storage of items such as your garden furniture and pop up gazebo will ensure durability of the garden furniture as well as pleasant spring and summer in your backyard for the coming years.