Prepping Your Grill and Patio Furniture for Winter Storage

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The temps haven’t dropped too much in Philadelphia yet, but everyone knows that winter weather is just around the corner. You might still be using your grill or your patio furniture, but the time will soon come when you need to put them away for the season. If you have outdoor items that need to be securely stored for the winter, EZ Storage® is here to help. We have the perfect self-storage solutions available, and we would love to help you pick the best option! In this post, we’ll look at some tips for prepping your outdoor gear for storage.

Your Grill

dreamstime_xxl_50315472You’ve spent the last few months cooking outside every weekend, and friends and neighbors loved coming over for your backyard barbecues. You enjoyed cooking up brats, burgers, and more, but you know that grilling season will soon come to an end. When you’re getting ready to store your grill, there are few things to keep in mind:

• Disconnect the propane tank – If your grill runs on propane, be sure to disconnect the tank and store it somewhere safe on your property. You won’t be able to store combustible materials in a self-storage unit.

• Clean the grill – Now is the best time to thoroughly clean your grill and get food particles and grease off of the grates. You may need to heat up the grill before you begin scraping, but a clean grill will store and last much better than a dirty one.

• Add some rust prevention – Metal parts can get rusty, so once your grill is clean, spray some rust preventer on the burners and grates.

• Cover it up – Even if you’re storing the grill inside for the winter, it’s a good idea to protect it with a cover that’s made to fit it.

Your Patio Furniture

There’s nothing better than sitting outside during the summer and those warm fall evenings. You may have invested in some new patio or deck furniture this year, and you want to be sure it’s protected during the winter months. If you’re putting everything into self-storage, keep these things in mind:

• Spray down wicker and wood – If you have wicker or wood furniture, simply spray it down with the hose and perhaps a bit of oil soap. Let it dry completely before you put it into your unit.

• Wipe down metal – Metal furniture can be wiped down and scrubbed to get rid of any rust or debris. There are sealants you can use to prevent any further rust damage.

• Bring pillows and cushions inside – The last thing you want is for your pillows and cushions to get soaked or covered in snow. If you can, shake items out and put them through the washing machine to get rid of any dirt or debris.

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Storing your patio furniture and grill for the winter can help ensure that they’re protected and ready to go for next year. With month-to-month lease options, you can store things for as long as you need, and our staff will make sure everything is safe and sound until you come to pick it up.

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