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4 Storage Tips for Gardens

30th June 2023

A pretty and colourful back garden
Whether it’s your front or back garden (or both), the summer can often highlight how you need to think about the best options for storage for your garden. From tools to toys and barbeques to swimming pools, keeping things in an orderly fashion will help you get the best from your garden this summer.

Here are some garden storage ideas and tips to help you out:

1. Think of the storage before you buy

It’s very easy to end up with too many items for the garden with not enough space to store it. Always try and think of how easily an item can be stored away when not in use. Ensure this is a consideration when buying an item, whether it impacts on the size you choose, the layout, if it can be folded away, or even if you buy it at all.

2. Covers are your friend

Most larger items for the garden will have a cover option. Whilst it is usually an additional cost, it could potentially save you money in the long-term, as it protects the item throughout the winter and makes your garden look tidier in the process. Items such as outdoor sofas, chairs, tables and barbeques will last a lot longer if protected with a cover throughout the winter than if left to the elements. You’ll end up spending a lot more money on replacements than you would on a quality cover.

Read more about how to store garden furniture.

3. Plan for the winter

People often get all their garden items out at the first hint of sun in the spring. Whilst this can be fine in the short-term, it’s very likely there will be some patches of bad weather throughout the coming months until summer ends. Ensure that throughout the summer you keep the items free from prolonged rain, and clean them as you go. When it does come time to pack everything away, give every item a proper clean so that when it comes to next year, everything is already in pristine condition.

Read more about how to make your garden winter-proof.

4. Storage boxes and utilising indoors

When considering how to store everything, don’t be afraid to adopt the tried and tested method of outdoor storage boxes. They are very sturdy and great value. Depending on the space you have, see if you can purchase one for the front and back gardens with items stored in them relevant to each area. Whilst you can buy locks, storage boxes are not impenetrable, so only store items in there that aren’t valuable and/or likely to be stolen. Use indoor storage, too – such as garages and lofts – for those items you will only use for a portion of the year.

If you need storage and you’re based in Cardiff, South Wales, then why not consider Easystore Self Storage? Our storage units in Cardiff are accessible 24/7 each and every day of the year, they’re fully secure, and there’s even free van and forklift use (terms apply). Use our online quote form or contact us today. Learn more about our domestic storage options, including garden furniture storage.

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Author: Brendan

Brendan is the owner of Easystore Self Storage in Cardiff.

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