Can I store wicker furniture in a unheated garage?

by Curious
I just purchased my first wicker outdoor furniture. I live in northern Michigan and need to store it for the winter.

  14 answers
  • Lokie Lokie on Nov 09, 2017

    I always move mine into the garage for the winter. I am also in michigan but the lower. I have never had a problem with storing it there.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 09, 2017

    As long as it is a dry area, it should be fine. Cover it if dust is a problem.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 09, 2017

    I would cover it with a insulated blanket as well

  • Mimi Mimi on Nov 09, 2017


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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 09, 2017

    If it is not humid in your area. Cold and wet would not be good

  • Ginny Ginny on Nov 12, 2017

    If you have a basement that would accommodate the furniture, I would put it there before storing in a garage. I have wicker style furniture made of resin and I store it inside during the cold weather in MD.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 10, 2023

    Yes, Cover with something to protect from dirt & dust etc.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 10, 2023

    It should be fine in the garage, just cover it to protect from the environment in there.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 10, 2023

    Cold should not hurt wicker. Just do not put plastic wrap or trash bags on top of furniture, It will cause moisture. Cover with old sheets or blankets.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 20, 2023

    A garage or spare room is fine for wicker storage. Furniture can also remain in place with plastic or cloth covers to keep dust from settling into cracks. Add a humidifier if the room is too dry or a dehumidifying unit if the space is too damp. Sometimes, a light misting can help eliminate overly dry conditions.

  • Janice Janice on Dec 20, 2023

    Your outdoor wicker furniture can be stored in an unheated area and be just fine. You might want to throw an old bedspread, sheets or canvas drop cloth over the pieces to protect from dust. Keeping them out of the weather will ensure that they last a long time.

  • Annie Annie on Dec 22, 2023

    As long as it's dry, wicker furniture should be fine in the cold. So a garage would work fine!

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 03, 2024

    Hi curious: Geeze, lots of Michigan folks here :) I'm in lower eastern Michigan, and if the area is dry, there shouldn't be a problem. Decker reported!