When buying outdoor garden furniture it is often hard to look beyond the purely functional use that the furniture you buy comes in. Whilst most furniture will provide a lot of value in terms of seating and eating arrangements, If you live in an area with heavy rain the likelihood is you will not get much traditional use out of the outdoor garden furniture.
In today’s blog we break down 4 of the most interesting alternative uses you can find for outdoor garden furniture that would otherwise be underutilised.
- Rent out the garden furniture to family and friends for functions
If you want to get some monetary value out of your old garden furniture, why not try renting it out to family and friends who are arranging parties. This works well if you have a lot of one type of furniture or an overall surplus. It is also good for the environment as it finds a use for an item that may have otherwise been thrown out.
- Encourage you, kids, to create forts out of old garden furniture
If you want to entertain the kids whilst also getting a lot of use out of old outdoor garden furniture, why not get them to build a fort out of old furniture? This will, of course, depend on how safe it is but with the addition of some sheets and perhaps a towel, you will have at least found a way to entertain the kids for an afternoon if nothing else!
- Repurpose old furniture to create an obstacle course for the family
Equally, if you want to create an activity for the whole family whilst also getting fit, outdoor furniture can be easily repurposed to make a good obstacle course. Running around chairs, climbing under tables and moving small desks are all tiring activities that can provide fun for the whole family whilst also getting more use out of your old outdoor garden furniture.
- Add extra features to a table to make it ideal for parties
If you are planning on having a lot of parties in the near future, it may be worth creating drinks and snacks tables out of your old garden furniture. Try adding a hole for a drinks bucket and holder for a snacks bar and you will have an item that you can use again and again in the future. This is a great way to find some new uses out of your old garden furniture if you are part of a party household.
If you buy good quality outdoor garden furniture, you will find plenty of uses
These are just some of the fabulous alternative uses that can be made for outdoor garden furniture that is past its use-by date. If you listen to one piece of advice from us, it’s this: try to buy good quality garden furniture. If you have a product that is made out of strong material this will maximise the different uses that you can make out of it.