A Guide To The Best Outdoor Garden Storage Boxes
An outdoor garden storage box allows you to store any goods, tools, toys, equipment etc, this will keep it safe and out of the way if there’s no space or rather than trying to find space in the house. Although it’s designed to be weather resistant it doesn’t necessarily have to be used outdoors, the storage boxes can also be placed in the house, shed, attic, garage, porch or conservatory.
A small plastic garden shed will be better to store larger items such as an outdoor gas patio heater or large Fire Mountain Gas BBQ. Even with a big garden storage box you’ll have a difficult time storing larger equipment. Many people will use an outdoor garden storage box in addition to a shed for extra storage.
Most of the outdoor garden storage boxes can be locked by using a padlock but if the storage box is left out in the garden unfortunately the storage unit and everything inside can be stolen. Thieves will usually be after the contents of the storage box rather than the box itself, so using a good padlock may deter thieves from trying to break in. Stealing the box is more difficult as it’s bigger and heavier and it’ll also raise more suspicion, so hopefully the padlock will do the trick!
How To Choose The Best Outdoor Garden Storage Box
Most people may find choosing an outdoor garden storage box quite straightforward but for those who don’t, we can understand how it might get a little complicated. We’ll list the factors you should take into account and hopefully that’ll make the selection process a lot easier. The list of factors to consider are as follows:
Location – Decide where you’re going to place the storage unit, are you going to be placing it somewhere where it’ll rarely be accessed or will you be utilising it by using it as a seating unit as well.
External dimensions – If you’re planning to put the storage unit stored away in a fixed location such as the house, garage or shed etc, then the external dimensions might affect where you place it, especially if you were going to place it in a tight gap.
If this may be the case then measure the gap you’re planning to place the storage unit so you can buy one that’ll fit in the gap.
Internal dimensions – It’s worth deciding what you’re going to be putting inside the storage box first, if you have any big or long items then measure it to make sure that it’ll fit within the dimensions of your desired garden storage box, if not then you can choose a storage box that’ll fit your items.
The Keter Store It Out Storage Shed will hold larger items such as: BBQs, lawn mowers, wheelie bins, etc.
Capacity – Although the internal dimensions is probably more relevant as you’ll be able to measure against it to see if an item would actually fit. The capacity just gives a little bit more information as to hold much the box can hold.
Lockable – If you’re going to be leaving the storage box out in the garden permanently or any other place intruders may have easier access to then it is advisable to choose a storage box which can be locked otherwise the items inside can easily be stolen.
Also used as a bench – Most of the garden storage boxes can be used for sitting on as it will support the weight of two people, but if you want something to look more like an actual bench then the garden storage benches will also allow you to store items inside but the capacity will be a lot less.
The outdoor garden storage benches are also more comfortable as they’ll have a backrest and armrest, you can also purchase a waterproof seat cushion to increase the comfortability.
Waterproof – If you plan to leave it out in the garden then ensure you pick one that’s waterproof, although most will be waterproof anyway.
Add a waterproof bench pad to make the bench more comfortable