12 outdoor storage boxes to organize your messy patio




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  • 2022-06-23 14:10:34Z
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12 outdoor storage boxes to organize your messy deck
12 outdoor storage boxes to organize your messy deck  

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Warmer weather is here and if you're spending more time on your backyard patio hosting barbecues and movie nights under the stars, it's time to hide the clutter with an outdoor storage box.

While you may love your belongings, to make space for more people and hide away the less decorative items-like leaf blowers, firewood and pool toys-you'll want an outdoor storage box.

When it comes to outdoor storage boxes, you've got options. From a large outdoor storage box to a small one, there are ways to stash all sorts of outdoor stuff in stylish ways. And don't worry about the weather-a waterproof outdoor storage box can handle heavy downpours.

Here are 12 outdoor storage boxes to organize your messy patio.

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1. Keter Brightwood Deck Box

The Keter Brightwood Deck Box offers a faux-wood design that is functional and stylish.
The Keter Brightwood Deck Box offers a faux-wood design that is functional and stylish.  

This outdoor storage bin doubles as a bench. It can hold 120 gallons, which translates to numerous pool toys, plenty of gardening supplies, or a full table's worth of seat cushions and tablecloths.

The box is water-, UV- and rust-resistant, which reviewers love. It is also lockable to keep your items safe. You can move the box easily due to its recessed handles, or you can leave it in place to create up to two extra seats on your patio.

$180 at Walmart

2. Suncast Outdoor 22-gallon Resin Deck Box with Seat

Love wicker?
Love wicker?  

This small storage box is perfect for those with small outdoor spaces or someone looking for a box that could also work as a side table. The bin is has enough space to store outdoor linens, throw pillows or grill equipment.

The outer resin material is water-resistant and UV-resistant for up to five years, but you could also use this bin in a garage or gazebo space. When closed, the squarish storage box can work as a side table for food and drinks or become an additional seat.

$55 at Walmart

3. Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Storage Bin

The Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Storage Collection has everything from storage bins to coolers to towel valets.
The Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Storage Collection has everything from storage bins to coolers to towel valets.  

The ​​Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Storage Bin from West Elm will elevate your outdoor space's style while also making more room. Tuck away items like toys and tools in this easy-to-open storage bin.

The bin's exterior is made with UV-resistant resin wicker, and the legs provide enough lift for you to still be able to clean beneath the bin. This outdoor storage box isn't water resistant, so it'd be best on a porch or beneath a pergola.

$159 at West Elm

4. Costway 47-gallon Deck Storage Acacia Wood Organization Bin

This sturdy deck storage box, made from wood, gives other materials a run for their money.
This sturdy deck storage box, made from wood, gives other materials a run for their money.  

This stylish outdoor storage box is made from acacia wood and can hold up to 355 pounds of gardening tools, exercise equipment and outdoor kids toys.

The flip-style lid makes it easy to load up with your outdoor mess in this spacious bin, which spans 45-inches long by 16-inches wide by 15-inches tall.

It's a stylish take on a traditional plastic outdoor deck storage box that you could also use as an extra seat when it's not actively in use.

$170 at Walmart

5. Keter Circa Round Deck Box

It looks like an ottoman but it doubles as a place to store your seasonal goodies.
It looks like an ottoman but it doubles as a place to store your seasonal goodies.  

The Keter 37-gallon round deck box is made out of weather-resistant resin. The polypropylene construction helps combat rusting, peeling and denting so you can enjoy this round waterproof outdoor storage box for many seasons to come.

It comes in two colors, brown and black, and is ideal for storage outdoor couch cushions and pillows in. Use it as an extra seat or situate it between two Adirondack chairs for use as an outdoor coffee table.

$150 at Amazon

6. Barton Outdoor 51-gallon Deck Box

The Barton Deck Box is so compact, it can fit between two patio couches.
The Barton Deck Box is so compact, it can fit between two patio couches.  

For a compact outdoor storage box, this UV-resistant option has a 22-gallon interior for smaller outdoor accessories like grill tools, pool supplies and extension cords. The wood-look texture is made from weather-resistant resin that can withstand seasons of sun, rain and other types of exposure to outdoor elements.

$90 at Walmart

7. Rubbermaid Mini Deck Box

Stuff everything from pillows to swimming gear in the Rubbermaid Mini Deck Box.
Stuff everything from pillows to swimming gear in the Rubbermaid Mini Deck Box.  

This outdoor storage box is small enough for apartment balconies and other compact outdoor spaces. Made in the USA from durable resin, this box has double-wall construction to protect your favorite outdoor items like garden gloves and bags of bird seed.

This mini deck storage box is ideal for use in hot weather and is UV-resistant, as well as in cold weather, as it says it will resist cracking in frigid temperatures.

$40 at Amazon

8. Keter Solana Storage Bench

Sit on your storage unit in some serious style.
Sit on your storage unit in some serious style.  

This 70-gallon outdoor bench is weather resistant and it has built-in storage. Sometimes sitting upon a storage box isn't the most comfortable or accessible idea, so having a bench with a backrest is a wonderful alternative.

The bench's seat lifts up for easy access to items like pillows, blankets, gardening supplies or lawn games. The bench is made from weather-resistant polypropylene that looks like wood and is a space-saving option for patios and porches alike.

$95 at Walmart

9. Volume Outdoor Square Storage Side Table

Both rustic and minimal, the Volume Outdoor Square Storage Side Table can be the ultimate addition to your outdoor space.
Both rustic and minimal, the Volume Outdoor Square Storage Side Table can be the ultimate addition to your outdoor space.  

This outdoor side table from West Elm is rustic, minimal, weathered, and practical all at the same time. The flat top is perfect for playing a game upon, styling with plants, or holding you food and drinks. The top lifts for internal storage, but the stylish design makes it look more like a table than a storage box.

Made from sustainably sourced wood and available in three beach-inspired shades, the bin is sure to fit in with your style.

$399 at West Elm

10. Cosco Home Deck Box

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You can't go wrong with a classic option paired with a neutral color.  

This practical outdoor storage box can hold up to 180 gallons, making it one of the largest on this list. It's ideal for containing your outdoor accessories and would be great next to a pool because it's water-resistant.

The lid can be locked to keep animals or intruders out, as well as wind or rain. The tan, wood-like exterior is stylish and practical for any type of climate.

$173 at Wayfair

11. Rubbermaid Resin Outdoor Storage Shed

Accompanied by a key for security, your belongings are sure to remain safe while outdoors.
Accompanied by a key for security, your belongings are sure to remain safe while outdoors.  

Though this resin model from Rubbermaid is listed as a storage shed, it also works like a bin with a lift top and takes up the same amount of space. In addition to being water resistant and lockable, this storage solution's design features two levels. Keep the front doors closed and use the shelves to stack and store different items. Or, open it up and leave the lid down to access everything from the front.

This outdoor storage box is versatile, having two layers of space and can keep things separated, like cleaning supplies and deck pillows, to keep everything neatly organized in one place.

$310 at Amazon

12. Suncast Resin Outdoor Storage Bench Chair

Enjoy a seat and stay a while on the Suncast Resin Outdoor Storage Bench Chair.
Enjoy a seat and stay a while on the Suncast Resin Outdoor Storage Bench Chair.  

This outdoor storage bench chair adds extra space to your patio. The seat lifts up offering a 31-gallon storage capacity with a snap close lid.

The design does not have any openings, so you can safely store cushions and more without having to worry about water or sun damage.

$99 at Walmart

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