Mini storage experts in the Concord NC area say when storing furniture for the winter or in preparation for a move, it is essential that you take the time to thoroughly clean and prepare it for self-storage before putting it in the unit. Here are some helpful furniture storage suggestions so that you can make sure your things are in excellent shape when they’re brought out in the spring.

Outdoor sofa

Mini storage experts advise that you remove the cushions and pillows and hand wash them or put them in the washing machine on the gentle cycle once they have been removed. If the covers on your patio cushions are not detachable, use a dry cloth and a tiny quantity of soap to remove dirt and dust from them. Dry the cushions completely, either in the washing machine or by hanging them to dry. Any outdoor sofa cushions or pillows should be stored in plastic boxes or a sealed storage bag to keep them safe from moisture that might lead to mold or mildew development in the cushions or pillows.

Outdoor wicker couch

Mini storage professionals recommend that before storing a metal or outdoor wicker couch, warm water, and soap clean the structure thoroughly. If necessary, use paste wax as a finishing coat after the paint has dried thoroughly to protect metal furniture from moisture and rust development. To disinfect surfaces on a wooden outdoor couch, use a solution of ammonia, vinegar, baking soda, and water to clean and disinfect it. Rub with furniture oil to prevent the frame from moisture damage and let it dry thoroughly before reassembling.

If you have a metal outdoor bench, brush off any dirt or grime that has accumulated and thoroughly rinse the whole frame with water to remove the rust. After the metal has completely cured, you may touch up any areas that require it using weather-resistant paint.

A wicker bench should be cleaned with a soft cloth and a solution of warm water, and an oil-based soap before being used. Allow a wicker patio bench to thoroughly dry before storing it in Mr. Storage, just like you would a hardwood bench, and store it in a cool, dry location.

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No matter what sort of material your patio furniture is built of, careful cleaning and storing will extend its useful life significantly. Water, dampness, and mildew are all potential threats to wood patio furniture. Ensure that the bench is dry before storing it in Mr. Storage’s cold, dry storage facility in Concord, NC, with appropriate air filtering to avoid damage. Mr. Storage is locally owned and managed with affordable prices. We have storage facilities in Concord, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Midland. Contact us today to reserve your unit.