Amelie Beaulieu Outdoor Storage & Cabinet July 16th, 2018 - 04:42:56
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.
So what sorts of things are you currently storing inside that could be transferred to an outdoor storage product? While most people automatically think of storing yard gear and gardening supplies outdoor storage products are also great for out of season products. Running out of closet space? Seal up your large wool jackets and sweaters into plastic storage bags and then layer them in an outdoor storage box. Voila. An entire closet freed up and ready for things that are seasonally appropriate. Outdoor storage boxes are also great to store shoes even outdated kitchen supplies or old photo albums and books. Essentially anything youve been storing inside can be stored outdoors in an outdoor storage container making it easy to clean up your closets and basements and add storage where you need it the most.
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.
Pool equipment is another potential headache. The chemicals and equipment used for cleaning the pool can all be kept locked up in the same place as the filtration unit but it is nice to have pool toys near to the water. This is especially true if there are children. A good-looking deck box or large storage bench will hold all the pool toys and it makes tidying up very easy to do as well as providing extra seating by the pool.