Winter Storage Tips

0 Comments | Sep 12, 2014 |  DIY

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to prepare your home for the colder weather. Part of that process should be preparing items that you won’t be using for the next few months into winter storage.
Need some extra storage space for all that stuff? We’ve got you covered! Add a TUFF SHED building to your backyard and get ready to store your lawn mower, patio furniture, motorcycle, and other warm weather items for the winter months. Here are some helpful reminders…

Store Your Lawnmower

Run your mower completely out of gasoline.  While you’re at it, replace the oil, spark plugs, and air filters on mowers and applying a bit of elbow grease to grimy recesses before storing them for the winter. Your mower will be ready to rev up with only some fresh gas and a pull of the cord next year.

Prep Your Motorcycle

Preparing your motorcycle for winter storage is crucial for keeping your bike in the best shape. Before the snow starts to fly you should stabilize the fuel, change the oil, prepare the battery, clean and lubricate parts, check your tires and cover your bike. It’s also a great time to inspect all your cycling apparel like boots, gloves, jacket, helmet, etc.

Store Your Patio Furniture

During the summer months, your outdoor patio furniture gets a lot of use. If you live in a place that has a cold or wet climate in the winter, you will need to make sure that your patio furniture is properly protected from damage. If you decorate your patio or utilize an umbrella, be sure to bring the umbrella, pillows and other items that can be damaged by snow or rain inside.  Keep your cushions extra clean by placing them in large trash bags.

Put Away Your Lawn Equipment

Gather and drain hoses, sprinklers and watering wands. Coil drained hoses and connect hose ends to keep debris and bugs out. Lay hoses flat or hang them and make sure to prevent kinking.

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