As the seasons change, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to protect your outdoor living area during the colder months. After all, you’ve spent all summer enjoying this wonderful extension of your living space and want to keep items in good condition for next summer. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Protect Your Outdoor Living Area During the Winter
There are several steps you’ll need to do when it comes to understanding how to protect your outdoor living area and furnishings from damage during the off-season.
First, make sure you’ve thoroughly cleaned items by hosing them down with water and scrubbing them with a light amount of dish detergent. For patio chairs, tables, and other items that might have grease or grime, you can purchase a special cleaner for outdoor products.
Next, prepare to store them safely away in a cool, dry place. If there are any spots of rust starting to show on metal items, make sure you take the time to eliminate it to reduce potential damage over the offseason. Make any necessary repairs at this time, too.
Bring any pillows or cushion covers indoors for the off-season. The swing in cold temperatures over the winter can cause damage to textiles, plus you run the risk of any hungry rodents making your nice outdoor sectional cushions a snack.
Finally, use furniture covers or bags to ensure all items are appropriately protected before putting them in your storage shed, basement, or attic over the winter. This will help keep dust and dirt at bay, which makes it far easier to bring them out again in the spring.
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