Ah, summertime–the time that calls for outdoor entertaining…and outdoor organizing.
Enjoying the company of family and friends is often easier in an outdoor setting. Unless, of course, your back yard or patio is festooned with a tangle of hoses and a mishmash of folding chairs, lounges, toys, games and sports clutter.
But don’t despair–you can keep almost any outdoor space looking tidier with the help of these effective outdoor organizing options:
- Deck boxes are useful for both storage and seating, with hidden space for storing seat cushions, patio furniture covers, pool supplies, toys and sporting gear. The Deck Box with Wheels is also easy to move around. For smaller spaces, the Outdoor Storage Seat is a more compact version of a deck box, designed to look more like a chair.
- Storage steps are designed for getting in and out of a hot tub but can also be used alongside a retaining wall or other structure where steps are needed. The top step flips open to reveal a removable storage compartment.
- Hose holders help prevent both hose clutter and accidents (a tangled garden hose hidden in a lawn can be as lethal as a snake in the grass). Some hose holders are also designed to be decorative, such as the Perrault Wall-Mounted Hose Holder (pictured).
Read my post about other types of hose organizers here.