Outdoor Storage Ideas
When you have a lot of outdoor furniture, backyard décor, pool equipment and grilling gear, storage space can become a hot commodity. In areas with frigid temps, you'll need to store outdoor fixtures for the winter. With the following tips for short-term and long-term storage, you can keep your backyard neat and tidy all year long.
Store Equipment in a Shed
Make use of an outdoor storage shed with shelves and cabinets to create space for all of the smaller items you'll need throughout the season. Add hanging racks and other organizational solutions to keep everything neat so you can retrieve items when you need them. When the temperature drops, organize larger items like patio furniture, grills, lawn mowers and pool filters for easy winterization. Make sure you can easily access anything that you may need in the winter like a snow blower or snow shovels.
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Make Use of the Garage
If you don't have space for an outdoor shed, the garage can serve as an excellent storage space when there is a little extra room around your cars. If you don't have room on the floor but have a high ceiling, build shelving or install overhead storage that can hold everything from bikes to tools to seasonal gear.
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Use an Outdoor Storage Bench
A large outdoor bench that opens up for storage is a great place to keep toys, games and sporting goods that can be put away when not in use. Situate the bench on your deck or against the house and stock it with pool inflatables, safety devices and water games so your pool stays crystal clear and your deck is tidy. If you're an avid gardener, you can keep your gardening tools, gloves and other gear safely tucked away.
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Set Out a Deck Box
Utilize unused space underneath a balcony, staircase or your poolside deck with a deck box. These convenient boxes instantly boost your available storage and are made to withstand the elements, so a little rain or splashing around in the pool won't spell trouble for any outdoor goods you need to store inside.
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Outdoor Kitchen Storage
If you have an outdoor kitchen, you'll need storage space to keep your outdoor cooking equipment protected from the elements. Look for water-resistant, stainless steel cabinets and storage containers that will hold pots, pans, serveware and utensils for all of your outdoor entertaining.