Keeping your Things Safe in the Winter: 7 Outdoor Items that Need Proper Protection


In many parts of the country, temperatures are dropping lower than they’ve been in decades. Heavy ice, thick snow, and frigid winds can all have damaging effects. Are your belongings safe from such harsh winter conditions? 

When the warmth of spring rolls around, the last thing you want is to find your favorite outdoor possessions ruined. For that reason, it’s best to plan ahead and get those pieces safely tucked away.

Below are 7 items you should consider storing through winter:

  • Vehicles

During this time, it’s important to properly store any vehicles that may go unused for a while.This includes: cars, trucks, SUVs, lawnmowers, motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, bicycles, golf carts, boats, jet skis, etc.

  • Tools and Equipment

This goes for all types of tools, including garden equipment, mechanic’s sets, and construction supplies. (It’s sometimes easy to forget about these things and leave them lying around.) Even flower planters and potting soil need to be kept safe from the cold. Water hoses should be fully drained, coiled up without any kinks, and placed away from the ground to prevent freezing and rotting.

  • Grills

Still need the motivation to get these items gathered and stored away?Imagine your first grilled steak and baked potato of the year! Those will taste even better on a grill that has been properly maintained. 

  • Patio Furniture

While you’re grilling, you might as well invite over some friends! Keep your patio furniture looking as good as new by protecting it from winter weather.

  • Kids’ Toys

No one wants to tell a child that his/her favorite toys have been ruined. Protect their things as you would your own. 

  • Firewood

Chopping firewood is no easy task. Why go through all of that work only to let the wood get wet? Keep your firewood out of the snow and away from moisture for faster and more efficient burning.

  • Generators

If you’ve ever been without electricity for days on end, you know the value of a generator. Take great care of this machine because you never know when it will be needed. 


While winter may already be upon us, this is one of those “better late than never” situations. With our skilled construction efforts, a Cook portable shed could be the right winter storage solution for your backyard. 

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