Spring Cleaning Garden Furniture and Equipment

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It seems the ‘Beast from the East’ has finally left us! Forecasts suggest May is the new August for the best summer weather and a good time for some spring cleaning. With warmer weather about, there are jobs to do in the garden including a little garden furniture TLC.

For the super organised who cleaned and stored everything at the end of last summer, it’ll be a breeze. Get the furniture out of the shed, garage or storage unit, give it a quick wipe down and you’re all set. If the garden furniture and equipment did not spend the winter in self storage, prepare for some serious spring cleaning.

Snagging clothes or injuring yourself on wood splinters or broken plastic is no fun. Neither is getting rust marks or stains on your clothes from moss among other things. We’ve compiled some handy tips on how to revamp and prepare your garden furniture and equipment for summer. Continue reading

Top Tips for Winter Furniture Storage

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Not too long ago we gave advice on furniture storage and how to prepare it for summer. Within a blink of an eye, the season is almost over and therein lays the next challenge. Winter is around the corner and now you must decide what to store and what to keep. We’re also not just talking about furniture storage but also seasonal toys and garden equipment.

Storing your garden tools, furniture or toys in the garage or shed will take up too much room and it’s not as safe as you might think. Without even mentioning the clutter you’ll create, you have to consider Continue reading

Preparing Garden Furniture for Summer

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We’ve recently had an unusual spell of hot weather and most people probably still have covers on their garden furniture or they haven’t even taken it out of storage yet. With the beautiful weather it’s definitely time to get out into the garden. Have you taken good care of your garden furniture and is it ready for summer?

If you chose self-storage or properly utilised the last bit of space in your garage, you did the right thing. Continue reading

Furniture storage – how to avoid damage

furniture storage - couple packingThere are many reasons for storing furniture and it seems most of us, at some point in our lives, run out of space; the spare room turns into a storage area, the garage has become an obstacle course and the garden shed is no longer just for the garden.

This could easily lead to damage and unnecessary repair costs later on but there is a simple solution though: your own self-storage unit.

Here are some common reasons for furniture storage:

  • Unused furniture could be in your way
  • You may have inherited valuable family heirlooms and have no space at home
  • Moving house and you need a safe haven for your furniture
  • You can’t seem to let go and want to keep your old furniture
  • Redecorating your home – safely store everything until your house is ready

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It’s time to get those garden tools out of storage

garden tools - lawn mowerWe’re only just heading in to Spring, but if you’ve got a garden it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the finer weather. Even though it’s still a bit nippy out there, and probably quite wet, there are lots of things you could and should be doing. So, it’s time to think about getting those garden tools out of their winter storage home and preparing them for some work.

Exactly how much work is to be done right now will depend upon how avid a gardener you are. But, even if your garden consists of a patio and a few pots, there are things you can be doing to prepare for summer. Here’s a list of the things that we should all be thinking about. Continue reading