Now that summer has official arrived, you will be bringing out the BBQ and outdoor furniture into the garden, but all too often after a long winter stored in the shed, in the garage or under covers it all needs a bit of TLC before it can be used.

Start by giving the BBQ a thorough clean to get rid of all the residue grease and fat.

Wash down furnish with warm soapy water. If it is wooden furniture you may need to sand it down to get rid of the dirt that is harder to get off. If it is metal furniture rub down any areas that appear to have gone rusty. After washing the furniture then treat it by either: varnishing, painting or using metal polish on the furniture to restore it to its former glory.

The soft furnishings used outside are far more prone to wear and tear by the weather. To keep it looking fresh and clean regularly wash cushion covers and throws, but if they become too faded or worn replace cushions and throws to give your  garden a new look.

When the summer is over instead of trying to pack all this equipment away into the garden shed, the garage, or just left covered in the corner of the garden, why not consider using a self-storage unit? It is the perfect way to store the bulky outdoor furniture, the BBQ and the gazebo to keep it clean, dry, safe and free from rust and mould during the harsh winter months.

Spaces and Places have 3 storage facility sites in Nuneaton, Winsford and Manchester, all offering excellent high quality units with 24 hour security and 24/7 access

Storage with Spaces and Places is affordable and flexible

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At last summer is here and as the weather improves we are all spending more time in the garden, relaxing, gardening or socialising and inevitably our thoughts turn to wheeling out the BBQ.

At the end of this month, 29th May – 4th June we celebrate the 21st National BBQ week. When the first awareness week was held only a few people regularly used a BBQ but the campaign has steadily raised awareness of the enjoyment of having a BBQ and now most households, at some point during the summer, will use a BBQ.

Having the family and friends round for a BBQ is a great way to entertain and make the most of the summer months. But before we start inviting everyone round it is a good idea to check that the BBQ is clean and in good working order! Clean the grill with a mild detergent and a stiff wire brush and if it is a gas BBQ, check that the hoses are intact and the burners are not blocked. Once that is all done, have a great season eating outside as often as possible.

However when it comes to the autumn and the BBQ is longer in use, it and the garden furniture needs to be stored to protect it from the harsh winter weather. However, for many households it is difficult to find an adequate indoor storage space big enough to keep everything clean and safe.

At Spaces and Places we can offer excellent secure facilities that will keep you garden furniture clean and undamaged during the winter.

With our easy to arrange rental agreements you only pay for what you use and you can have 24 hour seven days a week access to you belongings.

Using a self-storage unit at Spaces and Places couldn’t be easier, once summer is over, simply pack up your BBQ and outdoor furniture and put it storage ready for next season.

For more information contact one of our friendly team to discuss your requirements. Get in touch Call: 0800 124 4363 or Email: