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Outdoor Furniture with Storage

 

What do you do with some of your outdoor items when they are not needed.  Having a place to store them without taking them inside is a great option.  Look at some of these ideas for outdoor furniture with storage, you will like some of these options.  We will look at the different types of storage to be found for your outdoor space.

Depending of the size of the items that you are trying to store, you may want to look at the different sizes of outdoor storage.  Now lets look at some of my options and see what size will work best for you.

 

Outdoor storage benchDeck box with under cushion storage

 

A resin or wooden bench can have storage under the seat.  These are decorated with a cushion of your choice to match your decor.  The seat lifts up to let you store your goods. These are fairly watertight,but the resin will keep out the weather better.  The two main styles are one with a back and arms or just a flat box. Some method will be necessary to keep the insects at bay.  

Storage benches can have a capacity of 35 to over 100 gallons of storage for your goods,depending on the size you have.  The resin storage boxes can come in different colors to match your outdoor decor.  They will be light enough to move when empty.

Assembly will be easy and most will hold one or two butts when extra seating is needed. For more of my information on furniture with storage that will look like a bench, use this link.

 

Azalea Ridge ottoman with storageOttoman with storage

 

Several seating sets will come with ottomans that have storage under the cushion or seating area.  This one from the Azalea Ridge collection will offer big storage area for several items.  Items will not be completely out of the weather or protected from bugs or small rodents.

They will offer some storage without getting away from your present seating decor.  For a better look at this and other Azalea Ridge collection options, use this link.

 



 

Outdoor storage solutions

Side tables with storage

 

Rolling side tables can meet your storage needs with style.  They will come in several colors to match any decor.  It has a front door and one shelf inside to let you store towels or plates on separate levels.  Use the top for a solar lamp or table top heater to enhance your sitting area.  Heavy duty castors let you move the table to different locations with ease.

Suncast Resin Wicker cooler cabinetSome side tables will have drawers in them for storage. These will not be weather proof or keep the bugs at bay. Even the little creatures in your yard will have an easy time getting in to the storage space.  If left alone too long you could start a family of little critters in this space. This type of storage will not be for long term storage without some surprises.

I did find one side table with storage that can be used as a cooler for those party nights.  You will have storage under the cooler in a door for the extra party needs.  Open the top lid and you will find a place to put your ice and favorite adult beverage for party nights.

Side racks can hold your red solo cups or other needed items.  For more details on this storage solution, use this link.

 

 

Resin Storage box's

 

Resin vertical storage

Vertical storage box

Resin Storage box's for outdoor storage will work the best for long term storage of  all of your outdoor accessories that you do not want to leave out in the weather.  These will be the best solution for keeping outdoor pest out.  They come in vertical or horizontal for different storage solutions.

The vertical outdoor furniture with storage will look more like a sports locker to some.  Some are big enough to store your push mower and other lawn equipment.  For more information on my vertical storage solutions, follow this link.

The horizontal will look more like bench with storage.  They can come in over 140 Gallon capacities to hold quite a bit of pool toys or all of your cushions for outdoor furniture.  For more information on horizontal storage solutions, see my post with this link.

The larger rodents and other animals can be kept out with a lock on the doors.  Insects and spiders will have a fun time making the dark inside home though.  Setting a glue trap will be the best method of keeping spiders in check.

 

Pros

  • Having someplace to keep your goods out of the sun when not needed
  • Can use some for seating
  • Can match your outdoor decor

 

Cons

 

  • Will have to fight with bugs and small rodents
  • Does not always keep your goods dry
  • Can take up some of your valuable outdoor space

 

 

Conclusion or my recommendations

 

If your storage needs are short term and you do not have large items to store, I would recommend the side table with wheels for your outdoor furniture with storage.  It can fit many decors.  It will not be weather proof or insect proof for long term storage.

If you want to get things out of the way for a while or have some larger items that need to be stored when not needed, a storage bench will be what you are looking for. This is a duel purpose item and will give you several ways to use it.

For the extremely large items a large vertical or horizontal box will be needed, these will be the best for keeping out small rodents and other pest.

No outdoor storage solutions will be able to keep out all pest, you will have to be on top of your game to keep all pest out.  Sometimes they will wear you out if they find your storage area a great place to live and raise a family.

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