Plastic Garden Storage - Thinking Outside the Box

What does the phrase "plastic garden storage" bring to mind? If you're like most people, you never think about outdoor storage at all. But maybe you're not like most people. Maybe you're one of the few who care deeply about our yards and gardens, and realize how how helpful outdoor storage can be in achieving a tidy appearance. In that case, you may be surprised to learn that sheds aren't the only type of plastic garden storage product on the market.

In fact, some of these products you might not even classify as "storage products." But that's how online retailers categorize them. And they meet my definition of a plastic garden storage product as anything that helps you keep your yard neat and organized.


So precisely what kinds of products am I talking about? Let's start with deck boxes, which range in capacity from 50 to 127 gallons. Despite the name "deck box," these units are also great for patios. Speaking of patios, Suncast's PB6700 Patio Bench is an ingenious product that provides 44 gallons of storage, as well as a place to sit. If you don't have enough room for this bench, try its smaller cousin, the 31-gallon Suncast Mini Patio Bench. The Baby Bear of this product family is the Suncast SS1000 Storage Seat, with a capacity of 22 gallons.

Plastic Garden Storage - Thinking Outside the Box

A bit farther afield, the Suncast DCP2000 Prep Station is designed to make light work of outdoor food preparation. It's perfect for the dedicated barbecuer in your family. With two storage cabinets and 40 inches of cutting and prepping surface, it provides plenty of room to marinade steaks and fix vegetable kebabs.

One of my favorite plastic garden storage devices is the humble hose reel. This simple device eliminates kinks and tangles, while keeping your garden hose safely stowed away when you're not using it. Suncast makes several models, but my favorite is the Powerwind Hose Reel, which effortlessly reels in your garden hose with no work on your part.

It may seem like a bit of a stretch to refer to a trash container as a storage device. But I didn't want to wrap up this article without mentioning Suncast's Outdoor Trash Hideaway. It's a fancy name, but this is no ordinary garbage can. It's beige, and features faux wainscoting for an attractive appearance. It holds 30- to 33-gallon bags and the lid can be secured to keep marauding critters at bay.

As you can see from this article, your plastic garden storage options go far beyond the traditional shed. The right storage product can help you organize your yard and reduce the risk of tripping over a stray toy or garden hose. I hope this information will help you find a product that suits your needs.

Plastic Garden Storage - Thinking Outside the Box

Joshua Beidler lives in San Diego, California. He writes about Internet marketing, home and garden decor, and many other topics that catch his interest.