Keeping Your Outdoor Furniture Safe In The Cooler Months

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As the season changes to winter, it starts to cool down in Australia, it's important to start thinking about how to properly store your outdoor furniture to protect it from the harsh elements. Proper storage can help extend the life of your furniture and ensure it's ready to use when the warmer months return. Here are some tips on how to store your outdoor furniture during the cooler months in Australia.

Clean your furniture for storage.

Before storing your outdoor furniture, it's important to give it a thorough cleaning. Use a mild soap and water solution to clean any dirt or debris off the furniture. If you have metal furniture, check for any rust spots, and use a rust remover if necessary. Make sure to dry the furniture completely before storing it to prevent any moisture from causing damage.

Cover it up.

Once your outdoor furniture is clean and dry, cover it up with a protective cover. There are many covers available specifically designed for outdoor furniture, so make sure to choose one that fits your furniture properly. The cover should be made of a breathable material to prevent any moisture buildup, and it should be able to withstand the elements. Make sure to secure the cover tightly so it doesn't blow away in strong winds.

Store in a dry, cool place

When storing your outdoor furniture, it's important to choose a dry, cool place. This can be a garage, shed, or any covered area that's protected from the elements. Avoid storing your furniture in a damp or humid area, as this can cause mould or mildew to form. If you have wooden furniture, make sure to keep it away from any sources of heat, as this can cause the wood to warp or crack.

Disassemble if necessary.

If your furniture is made up of multiple pieces, it may be easier to disassemble it before storing. This can make it easier to store and protect each individual piece. Make sure to label each piece so you know where it goes when it's time to assemble it again.

Store cushions separately

If you have cushions on your outdoor furniture, it's important to store them separately. This can prevent any moisture from getting trapped between the cushions and the furniture, which can cause mould or mildew to form. Store the cushions in a dry, cool place, and make sure they're completely dry before storing them.

Check on it periodically.

While your furniture is in storage, make sure to check on it periodically. This can help you catch any issues early on and prevent any damage from getting worse. Check for any signs of moisture, mold, or mildew, and make sure the cover is still securely in place.

Proper storage of your outdoor furniture during the cooler months in Australia can help extend its life and keep it looking great for years to come. By cleaning your furniture, covering it up, storing it in a dry, cool place, disassembling it if necessary, storing cushions separately, and checking on it periodically, you can help protect your investment and ensure it's ready to use when the warmer months return.

If you need any further advice please do contact one of our stores at Mona Vale, Taren Point and Silverwater for assistance