Brittany Hammond Outdoor Storage January 14th, 2020 - 06:30:28
Browse through the outdoor storage options that are available for your holiday decorations. Youre sure to find something that suits your space and the specific items that you need to store. There are lots of reasons why you might need an outdoor storage cabinet of some sort and if you do you are certainly not alone. Most people seem to need more storage than they have available in their home and some sort of outdoor storage can make a lot of sense. If you have a patio with outdoor seating then you will need somewhere to store the cushions when the weather is bad and they can be very bulky.
One of the latter storage units is the Deck Box with Wheels. This well-built box is constructed of resin in a light taupe color with a mocha top and handles. The wheels are unobtrusive but sturdy and easy to maneuver. It holds up to 73 gallons meaning it can store yards of Christmas lights as well as many wooden candy canes or tree ornaments. And because it features a stay dry design you wont have to worry that your valuable ornaments will ruin during their lengthy storage time.
The type of outdoor storage boxes you choose will depend on what you need to store and what the climate is like where you live. Outdoor boxes will generally have to withstand lengthy exposure to the sun as well as other elements like rain wind and even snow. Waterproofing is a major concern as you dont want either the box or its contents to be ruined by water damage. Generally plastic and fiberglass offer the best waterproofing allowing them to withstand even the most extreme elements.
Outdoor storage products while generally not considered when it comes to indoor storage are a great alternative to packed closets and cardboard boxes just waiting to disintegrate in the basement come flood season. Oversized durable and easy to move outdoor storage boxes are quickly becoming a prime storage option for those whose indoor storage simply dont cut it anymore. Looking for a place to store all those paper towels you snagged on incredible sale at Costco? Instead of filling up your linen closet (which lets face it is full enough as it is) stick the extra rolls in your outdoor-ready deck box.
So dont take your choice of storage box lightly consider all of your options and find the one that will suit your needs and enhance the look of your home for years to come. If there are any drawbacks to holiday decorating one of them might be the task of having to drag the outdoor decorations out of the attic and out to the yard every year. Or maybe you keep your decorations in an old cardboard box in the rafters of your garage. Not only are such storage containers awkward to lift up and down but they can get damp or even invite bug or rodent infestations...unpleasant surprises when you reach for your favorite string of holiday lights.
While exposure to sunlight can bleach wood some people actually like that look so it isnt a huge issue but durability can be. Despite careful waterproofing wood remains highly porous and can still be damaged by water over time. Another option for outdoor storage is aluminum or wrought iron. Wrought iron is most often used in the garden and can be quite decorative. It is extremely durable able to endure rain snow or sun but it is also extremely heavy making it very difficult to move.