What does the phrase “plastic garden storage” bring to mind? If you’re like most people, you’ll never think about outdoor storage. But maybe you’re not like most people. Perhaps you are one of the few who cares deeply about our yards and gardens, realizing how useful outdoor storage can be for a tidy appearance. In that case, you might 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 may not even be classified as “storage products.” But that’s how online retailers classify them. And they meet my definition of a plastic garden storage product as anything that helps you keep your garden neat and organized.
So what kind of products am I talking about exactly? Let’s start with deck boxes, which range in capacity from 50 to 127 gallons. Despite the “deck box” name, these units are also great for patios. Speaking of patios, the Suncast PB6700 Patio Bench is a nifty product that provides 44 gallons of storage, plus a place to sit. If you don’t have enough room for this bench, try its smaller cousin, the Suncast 31 Gallon Mini Patio Bench. The Baby Bear of this family of products is the Suncast SS1000 Storage Seat, with a 22-gallon capacity.
Further afield, the Suncast DCP2000 Prep Station is designed to simplify outdoor food prep. It’s perfect for your family’s dedicated grill. With two storage cabinets and 40 inches of cutting and prep surface, it provides plenty of room for marinating steaks and preparing 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 stored 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 without any work on your part.
It may seem a bit of a stretch to refer to a dumpster as a storage device. But I didn’t want to end this article without mentioning Suncast’s Outdoor Trash Hideaway. It’s a fancy name, but this is no ordinary dumpster. It is beige in color and features faux wood paneling for an attractive appearance. It holds 30-33 gallon bags and the lid is lockable 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 garden and reduce the risk of tripping over a lost toy or garden hose. I hope this information helps you find a product that suits your needs.