Want to save lots of money? Right now is the perfect time to shop for new patio furniture. The stores have their entire patio selections on sale as they are making way for snow blowers…gasp! I understand that shopping for patio furniture is fun for some, and stressful for others. Most people assume that shopping for outdoor tables and chairs is just like shopping for new fixtures for the inside of your home. This is partially true, but there are some very important things to consider when dealing with the outdoors. Here are my three items that I take with me whenever I go patio shopping.