How to Properly Store Outdoor Equipment

Posted on by Irene Gotley

How to Properly Store Outdoor Equipment

If you’re looking for a way to organise your backyard, you’re going to love the convenience of an outdoor storage box. From gardening tools to pool toys to lawn maintenance machinery, storage boxes will not only keep your outdoor space clean and tidy, but also extend the life of your equipment.

Of course, not all storage boxes are the same, and you might be wondering how to choose the right outdoor storage box for your needs. Here at SpacerStore, we’ve got all the info you need to maximise your outdoor space with the best outdoor storage.

The best outdoor storage box for garden tools

Garden tools can be difficult to store properly. Not only do they vary in size, which makes organisation a challenge, but they’re also quite sharp, meaning that organisation is key to safety. Plus, since you’re likely to use multiple gardening tools during your work in the flower bed, you want these tools to be within reach and accessible.

It’s a tall order, but the Gardeon Portable Wooden Garden Storage Cabinet fits the bill perfectly. On the one hand, it’s made from natural materials, which will complement your garden beautifully. You can place this outdoor storage cabinet right alongside your stunning garden without taking away from the scene at all. 

But really, the practical features make this cabinet ideal for a garden storage box. With adjustable shelving, you can set your shelves at the perfect height for your garden tools. No more fighting for space for those flower pots, gloves, watering cans, trowels and the rest - there’s plenty of storage space for everything. And if you want to keep things even more tidy, you might also incorporate some smaller storage baskets for items such as one for clippers and hand forks and another for your gloves and gardening hat.

Now, this outdoor storage box is great for those frequently used gardening tools, but what about your line trimmer, shovel and loppers? Read on! We’ve got just the solution for larger garden machinery.

Storage boxes for hard-to-store machinery

Gardening is great exercise, but you don’t want to make it harder on yourself by bending over a low-to-the-ground storage box where your rake, shovel, and other long gardening tools are laid flat. Plus, storing some machinery on its side with other tools can lead to damage.

Instead, consider opting for outdoor storage options that will allow you to store those long bulky items vertically to save yourself time and lower the risk for back pain.

Our recommendation is the Giantz Outdoor Adjustable Cupboard. It’s tall and slim so that it can house your hard-to-store items without taking up too much room in your outdoor space. Plus, with its weather and rust proof premium plastic material, you don’t have to worry about water damage to your machinery. And with removable, adjustable shelves, and a peg board so that you can hang your items, this cupboard is absolutely set up for organisation and ease.

Since you might be storing more valuable and powerful garden equipment in this cabinet than your garden storage box, it’s also fitted with lockable doors. 

Storage boxes for pool toys, backyard games, outdoor furniture cushions and other miscellaneous items

Regardless of where you live, we can bet that you want your backyard to be inviting and enjoyable. It’s a space for family fun, BBQs, and, if you’re lucky enough to have one, lounging by the pool. But without proper storage options, that backyard is liable to look more cluttered and messy than relaxing. So what are your storage box options?

We would say, if the aesthetics are top priority, you’re going to love the Gardeon Outdoor Storage Box Bench. This beautiful and multi-use garden storage box is made of all-weather quality fir wood so that it blends right in with your existing design scheme. And it’s strong enough to act as a bench to add more seating for family and friends. 

Because it has a waterproof interior, you can store a variety of backyard essentials in this storage box, from lawn games to outdoor furniture cushions to pool toys and more. 

The most cost-friendly outdoor storage boxes

If function is your top priority, then the durable Giantz 290L Outdoor Storage Box is an affordable and reliable option. This garden storage box is all about performance: easy assembly means that you’ll be able to use it right away, and with wheels and handles, you can move your storage box around effortlessly. This outdoor storage box is made with heavy-duty materials to protect your items from weather, and you can lock the lid for more security. You could store anything in these durable storage boxes, from collectible comics to animal feed, and never worry about water damage, rust or pests. 

A few more tips for optimum backyard storage 

Investing in high quality storage boxes for your outdoor equipment is a great way to keep your backyard organised and your tools safe. Here are a few other easy ways to care for your outdoor equipment:

    • Always store your outdoor equipment after each use. It can be tempting after a day in the sun to put off replacing your items in your storage box until later. But, you never know when a surprise storm will come through and expose your garden tools or outdoor cushions to the elements. You can extend the life of your outdoor items by putting them back in the safety of your storage box after each use.
    • Keep the dirt out of your storage boxes. As the most experienced gardeners will tell you, storing your garden tools with caked-on dirt will make them rust faster. If you can, always clean the dirt off of your tools before replacing them in your garden storage box.
    • Make sure that items are dry before placing them in the storage box. The storage boxes we’ve highlighted here are excellent at protecting your outdoor items from rain. But trapped moisture? That will be something that you’ll want to avoid by ensuring that everything that goes into your storage box is dry.
  • Be mindful of open containers. Animal feed is a huge attraction for pests, and while the listed storage boxes will keep most living things out, it’s also good practice not to tempt them. Always store soil, feed, and seeds in a closed plastic container to lower the risk for burrowing animal friends. 
    • Take some time to reorganise your storage box when you notice things getting a bit cluttered. Storage boxes are a great way to keep things tidy and organised in your backyard. But at the end of the day, we’re only human! Those helpful storage boxes can also become cluttered and messy. Instead of continuing to shove miscellaneous items into your storage box, take some time - be it once per season, monthly or more often - to clean it out and reorganise. Make sure to store frequently used items towards the front.  

    Are you ready to upgrade your outdoor organising?

    With the right outdoor storage options, you can clear out the clutter from your backyard and create an enviable outdoor space for you and your family. Whether you’re storing gardening tools, lawn games, or machinery, the right storage boxes will keep things tidy and like-new. So which outdoor storage box will you choose?