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How To Take Care of Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture enhances our enjoyment of fresh air, meals al fresco, cocktails during sunset, and reading a new book while feeling the breeze. To make the most of your outdoor space year-round, it’s essential to keep your patio furniture in top shape. Here are our tips for extending the life of your outdoor furniture so you can enjoy more time outside.

Clean Your Outdoor Furniture

Most patio furniture can be cleaned with soap and water, but they are all made from a variety of materials. Make sure you know the unique cleaning requirements for yours. Regular cleaning helps prevent the buildup of dirt and grime, keeping your furniture looking fresh and new.

Waterproof Your Patio Furniture

Some patio furniture is already weather-resistant, but if it’s not, there are waxes and pastes you can apply to make it weather-resistant. If you have patio furniture that isn’t or can’t be made weather-resistant, be sure to store it during inclement weather and the winter season to prevent damage.

Cover Your Outdoor Furniture

If your patio furniture can stay outdoors during the winter, be sure to cover it up. Consider covering it even when not in use to protect it from rain and sun damage. Using high-quality furniture covers can significantly extend the life of your outdoor pieces.

Maintain Furniture Covers and Joints

Furniture covers need love too! Don’t forget to wash them regularly. Umbrella joints and other moving parts need oiling; a spray lubricant or wax should do the trick to keep everything functioning smoothly.

Care for Patio Cushions and Pillows

Get your patio cushions and pillows professionally cleaned during the off-season. Once cleaned, store them in a dry, cool place until spring to prevent mold and mildew. Regular maintenance of your cushions will keep them looking vibrant and fresh.

Simplified Home Maintenance for Seasonal Transitions

Need help with your patio furniture maintenance? Our Home Management services can help ensure your outdoor furniture is ready for every season. Simplified can assist with:

  • Seasonal Cleaning and Maintenance: We provide thorough cleaning and maintenance services to keep your outdoor furniture in excellent condition year-round.
  • Weatherproofing: Our team can apply weatherproofing treatments to protect your furniture from the elements.
  • Covering and Storing: We’ll cover and store your furniture during the off-season, ensuring it’s safe from harsh weather conditions.
  • Cushion Care: We can arrange for professional cleaning and storage of your patio cushions and pillows.
  • Repairs and Replacements: If any part of your outdoor furniture needs repair or replacement, we’ll take care of it promptly.

By entrusting Simplified with your patio furniture care, you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space without the hassle of maintenance.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.