The winter season is characterized by extreme cold conditions and snowfall within the temperate regions. This season will make worried if you have some of your furniture outside the house. These are some of the tips that would help you to maintain your outdoor furniture, especially during the winter season.
Making a plan
Do you have adequate space for storing your outdoor furniture? You can opt to keep some of the furniture inside if the available outdoor space is not enough. How do you store the rest items? This requires you to plan in advance. Otherwise, you might mess up things if you do not have a proper plan.
Wrapping it in Tarpaulin
You are advised to wrap the outdoor furniture by using a tarpaulin. Ensure that the tarpaulin used is clean and dry. Water shedding poles can also be used for wrapping the outdoor furniture to ensure there is free circulation of air within the wrapped furniture. The circulation of air inside the furniture facilitates the drying up of any water which might get inside the wrapped furniture.
Avoid wet surfaces
Most of the garden grasses are usually wet during winter. You should, therefore, shift any furniture placed over the grass to a dry place or surface during this season. Any contact between your furniture and the wet surface would make them fragile, and they could, therefore, break down easily when they are being used.
A sealant is applied on the wooden furniture during the winter. It helps in protecting your furniture from moisture.
Keeping them indoor
Cushions and other covers which are placed on the outdoor chairs should be taken indoors during winter. These covers are made from clothing material which can attract the growth of mildew and molds when exposed to moisture.
Metallic furniture should be repainted before wither. Paint helps in protecting the metallic furniture from rusting. Additionally, it is advisable to store such furniture indoors to minimise the chances of rusting.
Arranging your garage
The garage should be cleaned. All the unwanted stuff should also be thrown away. The garage should be arranged properly to create more room for storing the indoor furniture. The outdoor furniture should be cleaned and dried before storing it in the garage. This would help in eliminating mildews and molds from damaging it.
The parasols should be cleaned gently by use of a sponge and then store then safely inside the house. They might be affected by the windy, cold conditions during the winter season.