Hey there! Thanks for the visit! This post is timely as Denver expects some much-needed rain this weekend. I have a simple tip to keep patio cushions dry. I shared this with my family and I got the highly anticipated eye roll. But when has that stopped me from moving forward on a project? This simple tip to keep patio cushions dry works people!
how to keep patio cushions dry
The solution is simple and most of you have to look no further than under your kitchen sink.
Last summer, with a forecast of more than two days of rain, I worried about how to keep my patio cushions from getting soaking wet. It wasn’t practical to bring them inside for every afternoon thunderstorm. But, who wants to sit in a soggy patio cushion when the weekend comes around?
And, then inspiration struck when I grabbed a handful of plastic kitchen bags. It turns out plastic trash bags are a great resource to keep the foam cushions dry.
plastic kitchen bags
From there I unzipped the pillow covers and tucked the foam cushions into a plastic bag. I tied the bag shut and placed the wrapped foam cushion back in the pillow covers (from Ikea).
That’s it! And, it works. The reality is when the rain penetrates the pillow cover the cover dries after a morning of sunshine, but it’s the foam cushion that traps moisture. Those wet cushions lead to fun stuff like mold spores. Who want to sit on a cushion full of mold and mildew? Sidenote: What exactly is mildew?
foam cushions stay dry
Thanks for stopping by! Now go cover those patio cushions!