How to Properly Store Outdoor Rattan Furniture in the Winter

After a few seasons of exposure to the elements, your patio furnishings may start showing their age. Most outdoor fabrics and finishes are tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear

After a few seasons of exposure to the elements, your patio furnishings may start showing their age. Most outdoor fabrics and finishes are tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of many sunny days and stormy nights, but regular maintenance can go a long way toward extending their lifespan. Here are some quick tips on how to protect your Plastic Rattan Set .

Tips to Storing Wicker Furniture Over the Winter

Clean it Before You Put it Away

Make sure you clean your wicker furniture before storing it away for the winter. You can follow these instructions to learn how to clean wicker furniture the right way. This will help preserve the finish and remove any dust or debris that may have settled. This will also keep bugs, spiders, and bees out of your patio furniture so that it looks brand new when Spring and Summer roll around next year.

Additionally, it’s important to remove any cushions from your wicker furniture. It’s common to put decorative throw pillows on the cushions, remove those as well. Removing these from the furniture gives you an awesome opportunity to clean them. We have a great blog post about properly cleaning cushions here! Clean patio cushions can really refresh your patio when summer rolls back around.

Covering them for the Long Haul

How well you need to store your wicker furniture really depends on the climate that you live in. Out in San Diego and along some of the Southern regions along the Sun Belt, you can get away with a few patio furniture covers over the winter. This will prevent them from fading in the sun and also keep dirt off of them. If you’re in for a harsh winter, your best bet is to store them inside somewhere. You won’t be using them when the weather is bad, you might as well keep them safe. Proper care will lead to your cushions lasting for years!

Make Sure the Wind Doesn’t Toss them Around

The weather can get pretty violent and high winds can leave your patio furniture scattered across your entire yard. Talk about a backyard renovation! The best way to prevent this from happening is by storing them in a shed or other area where there are protected. Alternatively, I’ve found 7 other ways to keep patio furniture from blowing away in the winter.

  1. Storing Outdoor Cushions

Your cushions need to be put away as well but you don’t want to crush them so that they are flattened before next season. You can store them in matching wicker cushion storage boxes like these to prevent your “storage” area from sticking out like a sore thumb. The idea is to make them become a part of your decor. Cushion storage boxes use a hydraulic life and come in the same high-quality wicker weave as your furniture so it adds to the aesthetic appeal of your home rather than taking away from it. If it’s time, you can also think about ordering some replacement cushions.

Bring it Inside the Home

Some people overlook the fact that wicker furniture is versatile and can be used inside the home as well. Don’t give me that look! Synthetic resin wicker has a very contemporary look and many of the modular pieces can be rearranged to fit the layout of your home. You can check out this page to see some examples before you try it out yourself!

Outdoor Rattan Set requires regular dusting and cleaning in order to keep it in a good condition. Luckily it is very easy to clean and will not take you very long at all. If you require more information, then please feel free to contact Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd or visit our site: