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Patio Furniture Quick Tips for Fall Cleaning and Storage

By Hazelwood Moving and Storage on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:39 AM in Helpful Articles

Santa Barbara Self Storage Tips

While many parts of the country are already experiencing their first tastes of winter weather, cold, wind and snow, other areas are just now making the transition from fall to winter. One important chore at this time of the year is putting away the patio furniture for the season.

As a professional moving and storage company, Hazelwood Allied knows that many people invest a great amount of money in this outdoor equipment, so the company advises customers that it is worth a little time and effort to preserve it for the next year. Here are a few quick tips the quality movers offer for fall cleaning and storage of your patio furniture:

  • A Good Cleaning is Crucial: Don’t let dirt and grime remain on your furniture over the winter. It can corrode, rot and wear away your investment and make your furniture look shoddy when you bring it out again in the spring. Gather your cleaning supplies and any covers you have, put some warm soapy water in a bucket, and head outside to get the job done. Whisk away any loose leaves and other debris, quickly wipe down the seat cushions, and remove any stains you find. Scrub away any mildew, let the cushions dry, and store them in plastic trash bags. Refer to the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning your patio umbrella.
  • Cover Everything that Doesn’t Move: If you have a grill, bench or other furniture that is immoveable, they should be tightly covered to protect them from wind and weather damage.
  • Store Everything that Does Move: Indoor storage is usually recommended for all outdoor furnishings to prolong their life. Stack your furniture properly so nothing gets damaged. Tie a few old bed sheets or a tarp over it to keep out dust and spiders.

If you don’t have enough space in your garage, shed or basement, consider utilizing McCann Mini Storage. Located in a safe residential neighborhood right next to Santa Claus Lane off the 101 Freeway, this facility provides convenient and secure Santa Barbara storage. McCann Mini Storage has over 400 units ranging in size from 5X6 to 20X20 to accommodate any short or long-term storage needs you may have. Hazelwood Allied can arrange transport of your items from your house to the storage facility and back again in the spring.

About Hazelwood Moving and Storage - Customers refer to Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage as one of the most professional moving companies Santa Barbara has to offer. Businesses and home owners rely on the full-service relocation company to handle everything from family heirlooms to rugged business equipment. Find out more information about their Santa Barbara self storage options by visiting the website and Facebook page or call 800-541-5958 for advice on storage units in Santa Barbara.


Jan 08, 2014 Arrow1 Down Reply
Katie Freeman

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Nov 25, 2014 Arrow1 Down Reply

This summer me and my husband, we bought beautiful garden furniture and now it is time to store them for the winter. Thanks a lot for the nice advices! Regards!

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