The Best Way to Store Your Patio Furniture for the Winter

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January 6th, 2023

Outdoor furniture is an investment in your backyard living area. Whether you need to store it because you are moving or because you want to put it away for the winter, you’ll need some helpful tips to help preserve your furniture. Below are some suggestions if you are considering putting your patio furniture in self storage in Jefferson.

Ensure That Your Furniture is Properly Cleaned

There are a few different types of patio furniture that you may have, including wood, wicker, plastic, or metal. Each type of furniture needs to be treated differently, including the cushions. Most of these materials can be easily washed with water and soap, while others require more steps and resources. Consult the manufacturer’s guide to learn exactly how to clean your items before putting them in your storage unit. When storing away the furniture in self storage, you’ll want to make sure everything is completely dry. And with our climate-controlled units, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the temperature or humidity won’t have an effect on your items.

Decide What Size Unit You’ll Need

Patio furniture comes in a range of sizes, and if you’re only needing to store it for a few months, you’ll need to consider the size of your self storage unit in Jefferson. Smaller items like patio chairs or cushions can easily be stacked in one of our smallest spaces. But larger items like a couch or a dining set would require a much larger unit. If you need help deciding what size unit would work best for all of your items, take a look at our Storage Unit Size Guide. It’s a great way to not only determine the size unit you need but to also know how full it can get with the items you selected.

Get Proper Storing Materials

When putting all of your items in the self storage unit, you’re going to want to help keep them safe and secure. For your outdoor cushions, make sure that they are completely dry and store them in an airtight container. If they are not dry when putting them in the container, mold could grow and your cushions will be ruined. As for larger items like tables, chairs, or couches, you can use covers to help prevent dust from accumulating in cracks and grooves. We also suggest wrapping any corners or edges in padding to prevent damage while moving the items in and out of the unit. If you need help while you’re moving your belongings, we do offer storage supplies for purchase and dollies to help make your experience a breeze.

Set Up Your Self Storage Unit in Jefferson Today

Don’t let your patio furniture take up space in your garage or succumb to the changing weather. Get a self storage unit to keep all of your items safely tucked away and know that you are helping prolong the life of your furniture. If you have any questions during the booking process give us a call at (504) 608-4864 or contact us on online.

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