6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter

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6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter

Are you looking for some ideas to get your patio ready for Winter? Then these tips are for you. The lifespan of any furniture left outside in our wet Oregon weather will drastically shorten, if not protected. My husband and I spent time and money building up our outdoor living space and we’d like to keep it nice. Investing a bit of effort now will ensure our furniture is ready for the Winter and it’s as good as new when Spring rolls around.

Follow my 6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter:

Clean the Furniture

Your outdoor sofa and chairs have been sitting out and used all Summer long! Wiping the dirt and other debris off before storing furniture will extend the life of your pieces.

6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter

Consider Sealing Wood Furniture

Using a protective sealant, from Lowe’s, will seal the wood from moisture year-round. If your furniture is made of other materials there are sealants to protect items made of plastic or metal.

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Store Any Cushions

If you have cushions and pillows out there they need to be protected from the rain. Because we don’t have much storage in our home we use this storage box to keep all of our outdoor soft items clean and dry through the Winter.

Hide Smaller Pieces Under A Table

Do you have an outdoor dining table? This is a great spot to hide those smaller pieces. Cover the table with an outdoor cover and everything under there is protected.

6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter

Cover Your Furniture

If you are like me and don’t have a space to store outdoor furniture consider purchasing some outdoor covers. These water-resistant covers will keep the harsh Winter weather from destroying your patio set. At Lowe’s, we found all the covers we needed for our DIY benches, the table, and the fire pit.

6 Quick Tips to Protect Outdoor Furniture in the Winter

Finally: Raise That Furniture Up

This is just an extra step my husband and I like to take. In Oregon, we can go along time with non-stop rain, so a furniture cover isn’t enough to stop the water from soaking into the legs of a patio set that sits directly on the ground. Together my husband and I lift up our sofas and chairs onto concrete pavers. This way our set won’t be sitting directly in the water all Winter! If you’re in a dryer climate this is most likely unnecessary.

I hope you enjoyed my tips! Do you have any tips for keeping the backyard nice during the Winter?

– Chelsey

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