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In the Summertime is Your Furniture Fine?

There’s plenty to bask in when summer eventually rolls around in the UK, other than the sunshine. Dresses, flip flops, shorts, BBQ’s and the sunset arriving later and later. Absolute bliss! Who can forget the
classic summer tunes as well? Best way to spend the brightest part of the year.

However, amidst the perks and pina coladas, a level of caution has to be considered. Protect your skin from the UV rays, as well as your furniture. Admittedly, the latter seems a little outside-of-the-box, but
using a Mungo Jerry classic, ask yourself this:

“In the summertime and the weather is hot, you need to ask yourself is your furniture fine?”

Fading Fabric

“You got fading, colour fading on your mind!” Alas, furniture care is something that is often found at the bottom of the priority list, if anywhere at all. This especially applies if you have a conservatory in your home. The fabrics that are sitting within the natural sunlight can fade over time if left unprotected.

To combat this, you can either buy some throws or blankets to cover the furniture you deem to be at risk of fading. Alternatively, you can always place any furniture important to you either sentimentally or financially in self storage, so as to protect the fabrics during the summer months. Maybe you have a unit with furniture you use especially for the summertime? The old switcheroo never fails!

Wood Furniture

Looking after your coffee table and other wood furniture requires a bit more trickery than fabric furniture. Depending on the material of the wood, UV light exposure can lead to discolouration. To maintain the wood’s natural aesthetic finish, you can apply sealants to keep its shape and image, even in the presence of the glorious sunshine.

If that method is deemed an inconvenience, again you might want to consider shifting any wooden furniture into a self storage unit. That way, you know you’ll be returning it to its bets condition come Autumn. Be sure to cover any furniture placed in self storage to minimise any dust accumulation.

Leather Items

A leather sofa is an absolute peach of a sitting place throughout winter, somewhere to cosy into and warm up. In the summertime, you tend to find you’re peeling yourself off like Velcro. What is important when it comes to leather furniture is that you don’t allow it to dry out and subsequently crack. Repairing this damage, depending on the severity, can be costly. Sometimes you can get away with just using a conditioner to replenish the shine and natural oils in the material. If the damage is severe, however, it might lead to partial or complete replacements.

Because it’s easy for leather furniture to diminish in appearance, you may be better off placing leather items away from natural sunlight or, better still, place it in a secure self storage unit. As mentioned
above, if you have alternative furniture you prefer to use in the summertime, you’re giving your more expensive furniture every opportunity to maintain its life span.

Self Storage Norwich

If you’re interested in placing any furniture items into a secure self-storage unit, you can get in touch with us here at Waveney Storage. We understand how important your possessions are, so we’re absolutely on board with keeping them safe. Our plans give you the ultimate level of flexibility, so you’re always in control.

With that said, it’s time to drag the BBQ out the shed, dig out the sunglasses and enjoy what is hopefully going to be another scorcher! If only football was coming home!