How to Make Your Outdoor Furniture Last a Long Time

Did you know the average yard size in the United States is over 10,000 square feet, or about a quarter of an acre? If you have a garden of your own, most likely get it decorated with patio furniture and other outdoor decorative items.

If you want your patio furniture to look like new for longer and avoid costly replacement fees, you need to make sure you are taking care of it properly. The good news? We can help you with that!

In this article, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks that can help you extend the life of your patio furniture. We explain how you can protect your garden furniture from the elements and how you can safely clean your furniture when it gets dirty.

Keep your patio furniture clean

It goes without saying, but simply maintaining your patio decorations and furniture can go a long way in extending their lifespan. Washing it frequently and removing dirt, debris, and mold will keep your furniture in good condition so you can use it for years before needing replacements.

A professional tip? Make sure you are not using the wrong chemical on your patio furniture. Using something too strong like a vinyl cleaner can actually harm your furniture, especially if it’s plastic.

Sticking to soap and water is the best idea just to be safe.

Cover your patio furniture

Another great tip for protecting your outdoor decor (like your patio furniture) is to cover it up when you are not using it. When buying patio furniture, we recommend looking for items that either come with a cover or that can be easily covered with something you already own.

In this way, of course, your garden furniture and decorative objects in the garden are protected from the elements. This way, you can keep and enjoy these items for longer than just a summer or two.

Plan ahead for big storms

Sometimes it is not enough to cover your patio furniture to protect it from the weather. During larger storms, you will most likely need to bring your patio furniture indoors to keep it safe, like a garage.

This can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a garage to work in. However, if you leave your furniture outside during a windy storm, it’s more prone to damage, which you don’t want to be doing.

Protect your outdoor furniture to keep your patio renovation going

Most home improvement projects are expensive, and a patio renovation is no different. Protect your investment by doing everything possible to keep your patio furniture in good condition.

It doesn’t have to be a time consuming process. Something as simple as covering your furniture when you’re not in use can make your parts last a lot longer than usual.

Are you looking for more tips and tricks to help you create your dream outdoor space? Make sure to check out our blog!

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