Winterizing Your Stock Of Wholesale Tables And Chairs & More
With the holidays rapidly approaching, party rental companies and venues like hotels or banquet halls are frantically shuttling their stock of wholesale tables and chairs from event to event to keep up with demand. From winter weddings to company parties, it can be the most wonderful time of the year — if you’re prepared.
Winter weather brings a unique set of obstacles that can be easily overcome if you plan ahead. From storage tips to cleaning tricks, here are some ways you can protect your wholesale tables and chairs during the cold winter months.
Winter Storage Tips
Storing your rental inventory during winter months means you’re more likely to battle the cold and damp. Make sure your storage area is free of drafts or leaks that could potentially damage your wholesale tables and chairs in between events.
Also, brush up on the specific care recommendations for your inventory. There are different tips based on whether you have plastic or wooden folding tables (check out some of the differences between wood and plastic folding tables), so keep those in mind when you need to get some more cleaning supplies.
Finally, you may want to consider investing in some banquet chair covers for when your chairs are not in use. These are always helpful protective accessories to have, but are doubly useful during very busy seasons like winter. By preventing scratches or broken chair parts, you’ll save lots of time and money in the long run.
This is another time when you’ll likely be glad you have some banquet chair covers. If you find yourself loading and unloading your wholesale tables and chairs in the elements, having them covered in between your truck and the venue will eliminate having to wipe down dirty frost or slush before an event.
Handtrucks are also a great way to make moving your furniture even easier. Your staff is going to want to spend the least amount of time outside if it’s freezing. Having a few dolly carts on hand to expedite the process will make your employees happy and your clients happy with a reduced load time.
When you’re setting up lines of chairs for an event, remember that people generally have more clothes on them than during summer months. Leave an extra inch or two to account for bulky winter coats hung on the back of chairs. Your guests will thank you for it.
You might also want to offer some patio heaters, especially if you’re a venue with an outdoor space that you’d still like to use during chillier months. Just because it’s getting colder outside doesn’t mean you should have to shut down a whole section of your venue! Plus, snowdrifts look beautiful under the night sky. Your guests will love the view as long as they stay comfortable.
More indoor events mean you’ll probably have to worry less about grass or dirt, but spills will happen no matter what. Check out our tips on how to wash folding chairs easily and make sure you have the proper cleaning supplies on hand for post-event cleanup.
Finally, your portable dance floors might get a little more wear and tear as people opt for bulkier shoes (think ankle boots instead of sandals). If you anticipate heavier usage, you’ll want to be sure to schedule some time to buff each floor tile after events to keep them looking pristine.
The holidays can be a fun time for parties, but don’t let things turn sour because you weren’t prepared. By making small adjustments to your transportation and cleaning procedures to account for temperature changes and holiday demand, you’ll be able to protect your entire stock of wholesale tables and chairs for many holiday seasons to come.
If you still have questions about how to best winterize certain things like wood Chiavari chairs or plastic folding tables, give us a call at 866-360-4642. We’ll also be able to help you get the best price on whatever you need and let you know about the latest shipping deals that we offer.
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