About 8 or so years ago, they coated all of our terraces with this kind of weather protecting stuff that turned out to be a major fail. I keep my terrace covered with indoor-outdoor carpeting. I like the look and it's way easier to vacuum clean than the deck is to wash clean. Plus, it feels better on my feet. $40 worth of carpet has now lasted me about 5 years and looks to have about 5 more on tap.
Anyway, the board now has decided that they need to replace that coating. So everyone is going to have to take all the stuff off their decks. This was raised at the meeting when the realtor guy on the board noted one unit had planters that were too big to move. "Doesn't matter" they said "he'll have to move them anyway."
I have four cupboards - two at each end of the terrace. They each have stuff in them and all four are not only too big to move, I got no place to move them to.
When they coated before, the building manager was much nicer and easier to work with and the board was same. So they let me just leave the cupboards in place and they coated up to their edges.
This current regime would not even consider that option. Out of spite if nothing else.
Last year when bill_schubert was here, we did a massive clean out. We emptied all four and got rid of a good 50-75% of the contents. I've since come to learn that, really, I can live without most of the rest as well.
So, when the edict comes down, I think I'll hire one of those overpriced Come Take My Shit Away places and have them just cart everything off. I might put in two smaller wire shelving units in their place. Maybe.
Yep, that's a plan.
The speed at which this HOA board makes things happens, however, tells me the edict ain't coming soon. Maybe not in my lifetime. BUT if I'm wrong and/or live too long, I have a plan.