How to Store Furniture Outside in the Heat of Arizona

The heat in Arizona can be rather extreme. While the "winters" are great and springs lovely, summertime heat can quickly send anyone to the comfort of AC. If you are storing furniture outside in the heat you do need to take precautions.

The heat in Arizona can be rather extreme. While the "winters" are great and springs lovely, summertime heat can quickly send anyone to the comfort of AC. If you are storing furniture outside in the heat you do need to take precautions. This way, your furniture will look and feel as good as new as soon as you move it back into your home.

Protective Covering

A protective covering wraps around your furniture. There are specific covers for everything from tables to sofas. This helps not only block out unwanted dust and critters but it can help block out the sun, which can bleach or weaken the fabric.

Climate Controlled Storage Unit

Furniture, especially anything made from wood or leather, will dry out in Arizona. Even during the monsoon season in southern Arizona, the dry air is terrible for just about everything outside of fabric. A climate controlled storage unit will cost a few dollars more per month, but it protects your furniture investment.

Clean the Furniture

Before placing your furniture in storage or outside, make sure to clean it. Anything left on the couch, even between cushions, can fester over time (especially in the heat). If there is any kind of moisture on the furniture it may turn to mold and mildew. Always clean out the furniture and let it dry before putting it outside or in storage.

If you need to place your furniture in storage, it is always recommended to take advantage of a climate controlled storage unit. It costs a little more but may be the difference between maintaining your furniture and replacing it. If you do find you are in the need of new furniture, stop by one of the Salt Creek Home Furniture outlets or check out the wide selection online today.