Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your patio furniture. But after a long winter, it can be difficult to clean your patio furniture without damaging it or making it look worse. Here are some tips for cleaning your patio furniture and keeping it in good shape until next summer:
Before moving your patio furniture into a storage unit, take the time to clean it. Here are some tips for getting your outdoor furniture ready for winter:
Get started by wiping off any dirt with a damp cloth. Don’t use a wet cloth to clean patio furniture, as this can cause water damage. Dirt can be removed with warm water and mild soap. A clean sponge works best for this task. Rinse well with fresh water and wipe dry with a soft cloth (paper towels are not recommended).
After you’ve rinsed the furniture with soap, rinse well with fresh water. Then use a clean towel or cloth to dry the furniture and brush off any remaining soap residue.
While cleaning your patio furniture, don’t forget to store the cushions in a way that will keep them safe and comfortable.
Store your cushions in a dry, cool place with plenty of ventilation. Put them on a shelf or in an enclosed box or bin with holes for airflow. If you can find out how damp the basement is in your house, storing them there could be an option—as long as the basement isn’t cold and dank. Avoid storing them near heat sources such as windows or radiators, as this can cause mold growth on both fabric and foam materials over time.
Whether you store them inside or outside, make sure they are completely dry before putting them away. This will help to prevent mold and mildew from forming in your patio furniture.
Also, don’t leave them out in the rain. Don’t leave them out in the sun. Don’t leave them out in the snow. Don’t leave them out in the wind or cold or heat or humidity (especially if you live somewhere humid).
When you’re cleaning your patio furniture, you have to make sure that it doesn’t start rusting. You can do this by keeping the furniture dry and covered when it isn’t in use. If possible, keep it out of direct sunlight or rainwater. Also try to keep wind from blowing directly on your furniture as well. Finally, if there are animals or small children around that might get things dirty, consider covering or storing your patio set at night so they stay clean and looking good all year long!
Here are some tips to help make sure your patio set stays clean and ready for the warmer months:
Enjoy your clean patio furniture! Head on over to Contain Your Stuff and grab a storage unit to storage it all in!