Great Storage Options For Your Garden


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The summer season is great and no doubt many of you are already heading out to the store to pick up some new equipment to make your vacation time great as you enjoy your garden. From gardening tools to games equipment for the kids, there are loads of items you are going to need, but one problem remains. Where are you going to put them all? Storage space is a problem many of us have but don’t worry! Here is some helpful advice to help you de-clutter your stuff and make your garden presentable again.

Build your own shed

We may not all be skilled in DIY, but you know what they say, practice makes perfect, and there are easy and affordable options that even you could have a go at. While many people go for the wooden option, there are alternatives. A lot of people are opting for steel sheds. Now, while the cost of metal buildings may not be the cheapest solution, they are great for security, keeping your valuable outdoor equipment safe.

Of course, you don’t need to erect your own shed, as you can hire somebody to do it for you or order them pre-made. Wooden, steel or plastic, it’s up to you, but as they come in a variety of sizes, you may find they are perfect for all your outdoor storage needs.

Make use of your pallets

Never discard your pallets as there are many uses for them, not least as ideal ways for storage. There are many creative options, and all it takes is a little refurbishment and a bit of imagination.

While pallets are not particularly attractive to look at, you can easily paint them with a splash of color. Make shelving for your gardening tools and sports equipment. Create a wooden storage box to contain your kid’s toys. Transform the wood into a storage bench, giving you somewhere to sit as well as hold your belongings. Build yourself a garden table, perfect for those summer barbecues and a placeholder for your family’s outdoor accessories, rather than scattering everything across the garden. Suddenly, those ugly old pallets stacked up against your wall are becoming a more attractive proposition.

Buy some buckets

Your kids have a habit of leaving their toys around when playing outside, so it’s time to get them into the habit of tidying up. There is a range of colorful tubs or buckets available that are perfect for storage. Attach a label to each of them, perhaps with a picture of a particular toy, such as a car or football, as this will be great for your kids learning as well as letting them know there is a place for everything.

Of course, the buckets will need somewhere to go after the sun goes down, so stick them in your shed or garage, or make a wooden shelving unit to hang the buckets from. Add a few extra hooks for items such as hula hoops and skipping ropes, and you need never have to search for any missing games equipment again.

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