Winter is a very tough time not only for your plants and pets but also for the outdoor furniture that you have. If you have outdoor furniture that you want to last for years to come, then you should find a good way of protecting it from the harsh winter season so that you can protect it from the damage. The first thing that is required of you is to know what type of furniture you have and the dangers that might harm it. With wood furniture, winter can cause it to crack, dry, and warp the wood. If it is metal then there is likely hood that it will rust and if it is plastic, it will become brittle. To prevent all this from happening, there are some things that you need to do.The first thing that you can do is to look for covers that you can cover the furniture with for protection purposes. You can purchase the covers from any furniture shops selling outdoor furniture. You will only need to slip them over the furniture and tighten the covers. This way the wind will not be able to blow the covers away and no dirt or snow will get to the furniture. Secondly, use either your garage or shed for storage if you have one as they are very good places for storing furniture during winter. Also storing it in either the garage or shed is good as you will not have a lot of outdoor activities and you can store the furniture there until the end of winter season. This way your furniture will be protected and it will not look old from the snow hounding and wind and also the lack of precipitation will extend the life of the furniture.Finally, you can get a storage unit as this will come in handy if you do not have a garage or patio. You can purchase the storage unit and it will be very useful especially if you have expensive Outdoor Furniture. It might be a little bit expensive to buy but the storage unit will save you more when it comes to buying another set of furniture. If you bought your furniture at a high price and you leave it out during the winter season it will get spoilt very fast and you might just find yourself going back to the furniture shop sooner that you thought. It is more affordable to find a way of storing the furniture rather than going out to buy another set.