Outdoor Furniture 101

Why It's Essential to Store Your Outdoor Cushions: How to Do it Right

Here are some of the best ways to store your outdoor cushions so that they look good as new when you're ready to put them back to work.

How do you store outdoor chaise lounge cushions?

We get it, your outdoor chaise lounge cushions are quite large, but that doesn't mean you can't store them properly. So don't leave your chaise lounge cushions outdoors where they can get damaged by the weather.

  • Dry retreat: Before stashing your outdoor chaise cushions away, make sure they are completely dry. Dampness can lead to mold and mildew growth during storage.
  • Shield from elements: Opt for a storage solution that shields your outdoor chaise lounge cushions from the elements. A dry, well-ventilated area or specialized cushion storage bags can provide protection against moisture, dust, and pests.
  • Elevate off ground: Avoid direct ground contact. Place your cushions on a raised surface to prevent moisture seepage from below.
  • Occasional fluff: Give your outdoor couch cushions a light fluff from time to time. This helps maintain their shape and prevents the filling from becoming compressed over time.

By following these steps, you're not just storing outdoor chaise cushions; you're ensuring their longevity and comfort. As you tuck them away with care, your cushions will be ready to welcome you back to your outdoor haven, providing a cozy spot to relax and unwind.

How do you store chair cushions for the winter?

Outdoor furniture and cushions being stored under a sheet in the winter with snow on the ground

Time for your outdoor cushions to hunker down for winter? We've got all the tips for storing your chair cushions so that they'll be good as new when spring is in the air.

  • Clean sweep: Before hibernation, give your chair cushions a thorough clean. Shake off debris, spot clean any stains, and let them air out to keep them fresh.
  • Dry and cool: Choose a storage spot that's dry and cool. Avoid humid areas, which can encourage mold growth.
  • Vertical victory: Store your cushions vertically to minimize the chances of moisture buildup. This also saves space and keeps the cushions' shape intact.
  • Cover them up: Slip your cushions into storage bags or wrap them in breathable fabric to shield them from dust and potential critters.
  • Skip the sun: If possible, store your cushions away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.

By giving your chair cushions a cozy winter home, you're ensuring they'll emerge from their hibernation ready to offer you comfort and joy when the springtime sun returns.

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Alex Back is the founder and CEO of Couch.com. Previously, he was the co-founder and COO of the popular furniture brand, Apt2B, which was acquired by a large US retail furniture chain in 2018. He worked to integrate Apt2B, one of the very first online furniture retailers on the Shopify platform, into the operations of the 100 year old larger business entity and was deeply immersed in the business operations of both online and brick and mortar retail for 4 years before leaving in 2023 to start Couch.com. Working in various parts of the furniture industry since 2004, he has 20 years experience in retail sales, e-commerce, marketing, operations, logistics and wholesale manufacturing and distribution. He has worked extensively with partners such as Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon and his work has been highlighted in many publications such as Forbes, CNN and HGTV, among others. Alex is delighted to bring his experience and authority on couches and the furniture industry to this platform, along with many of his industry colleagues who are helping him keep the Couch.com audience informed and engaged on a daily basis.
Alex Back
Couch.com CEO & Founder