Azura Lavallee Outdoor Storage & Cabinet July 16th, 2018 - 23:32:48
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.
They are also lightweight which makes them easy to move no matter their size as well as inexpensive. Unfortunately they also tend to fade when exposed to the sun over a length of time. Fiberglass can also become unstable when enduring rapid temperature shifts which can lead to cracking and splitting. One of the more attractive options for outdoor storage boxes is wood. Wood boxes are generally treated to withstand the elements and may cost a little more but are usually the most appealing option from a design standpoint.
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.
Once youve cleaned out your closets and evaluated what youll be keeping and what youll be getting rid of its time to organize a garage sale. One persons trash is another persons treasure so theres no harm in putting things in the give away pile that you think are way out of style or wont be purchased. You never know what people will buy. Anything you can bear to part with can be stored outside in your brand new outdoor storage box. Stash your stuff and turn it into a chic seat and your new storage box will do double duty.