Grilling gear. Patio sets. Gardening tools. If you conscientiously care for your lawn and garden—or if you make the most of your deck, porch, or patio—chances are that, for the sake of convenience, you keep a lot of stuff outdoors during the warmer months. Now is the time to store away anything that you're not confident would survive the winter unscathed. What about heavy or bulky items you would like to move but can't? Or what if your garage, shed, or basement is already filled to the brim? Take heart: Heavy-duty plastic tarps are readily available to provide good protection for most furniture and equipment, so long as you remember to use tie-downs to keep the whipping winds at bay.