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How to store outdoor furniture, cushions, grill and more for the fall and winter

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Having well organized exterior is always a plus, especially during those sunny summer and spring days. Also, having a Sunday barbecue with your closest friends and family can in this way be much more pleasing and convenient. Unfortunately, you have only so many sunny days at your disposal annually and fall and winter are hardly favorable towards your outdoor furniture. For this reason, you need to be aware of all the proper ways to store your garden furniture and accessories during these periods.

Playing equipment

We should start off with all those things you won’t be able to completely cover or migrate into a safer place, like children’s playing equipment. Even though some of these items, because of their size and nature may seem as if they are completely weather-proof they most certainly are not. This also means that they will need at least some amount of protection. Sandbox can be completely emptied and then refilled again in the spring, while the maintenance of swings can be a bit more troublesome. However, you can always inspect it few times a month and try to scrape any moss growing on it. Even though this doesn’t seem as much it is often more than enough.

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Keeping your grill in optimal shape

Next thing you need to keep your eye on during winter is your outdoors grill. Even though you can easily keep up with barbecuing well into October, past this point most people advise against it. The reason for this is a simple one and you will have to find a way to maintain your grill during winter . During entire year you should clean it after each use and this is usually best done with water. Unfortunately, during the winter period, this can lead to rusting which is why it should be avoided. Furthermore, there are many removable parts which could even be stored somewhere safe indoors.

Maintaining your furniture

The biggest problem you are likely to meet in the winter would be how to keep your outdoor furniture from decay. However, planning towards this needs to start long before the winter, in fact you should think about this when you first decide to buy outdoor furniture. A quality wood, like teak can withstand even the harshest weather conditions, however it wouldn’t be a bad idea to find some room for them in your garage or basement. This will ensure that it is in its prime for the next season, as well as that you can once more pride yourself with your exterior decoration.

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Cushions and cloth

Now, the thing that is at risk the most during the winter are naturally your cushions and any outside cloth. This means table cloths, shade sails or even some stylish outside linen curtains. Still, this problem is quite easily solvable since all of this can be safely tucked in your closet until the spring arrives. Still, even then you will need some way to save it from mold or moths. Look for different ways to protect your cushions like packing them in airtight bags or even adding some mold and insect repellants amongst them.
Be as it may, where there is a will there is always a way. Even though sometimes this may seem as too difficult of a task just remember one thing. Our ancestors successfully survived at least several cold ages, so you must be able to defend your belongings against one meagre winter. By planning ahead, staying well organized and taking all things into consideration, this should come quite easy. Who knows, you might even have some fun along the way.

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