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Learn the Keys to Firewood Storage

You may not give much thought to where your firewood is stored during the summer months. But during the winter, firewood storage can be a big deal. Follow these tips to ensure your firewood stays fresh and ready for the cold months ahead.

  • Store it outside. It’s always a good idea to store your firewood outside. That’s because cut wood is a desirable home for all kinds of insects – and if you store your firewood inside, that means you’re bringing them into your home.
  • Make sure the location is close to your home. Again, this is something you may not think much about during the summer. But in the winter, make sure your wood is close enough for you to walk out and get more even on the coldest day of the year.
  • Elevate the space. Besides being outdoors, the best location for your firewood is off the ground, even if it is just a few inches. This elevation will ensure your firewood stays dry, and it will also protect it from insect infestation.
  • Allow for air. Your firewood location should be a place where your wood has access to air circulation. This will help keep your wood dry and help prevent clutter and cobwebs from collecting over it.
  • Give it cover. Your wood won’t be very useful if it is covered in snow. Building a small enclosure like an open-ended wood shed will protect your firewood from precipitation. If you don’t have the space for that, try to place your firewood under another structure, like a garage roof or an awning.

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