Do you feel like your once-spotless garden has turned into something that looks like the aftermath of a battle since your kids came along? Or are you struggling to know where to put all the toys that get trailed outside on a regular basis, so that you can finally regain some space for that BBQ you’ve been dying to set up or invite over some friends without apologising constantly for the mess?
Have no fear, there is a storage solution out there to turn things around for good. Regain some control over your garden chaos and let worrying about where to store your children’s garden toys become a thing of the past!
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What is the Best Way to Store Garden Toys?
Storing away garden toys can be a bit of a challenge since they will need to still be accessible to your kids. You will also need to make sure that your choice of storage is child-friendly. For example, any furniture made of wood should be thoroughly checked for any nails protruding the wrong way, and plastic storage should be checked regularly for cracks or broken pieces so that your child doesn’t accidentally injure themselves.
When it comes to garden storage for toys, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Perhaps you’d prefer something cheap and cheerful. Maybe you’re a dab hand with a paintbrush. Or maybe you’ve set aside a budget to find something beautiful to complete your garden look. There are so many different options; the only limit is your imagination!
Outdoor Toy Storage Ideas for the Creative Family
Maybe it’s the school holidays and you’re looking for a project to do with your kids, or maybe you just enjoy making things. Whatever your reason, DIY can be a lot of fun and a cost-effective solution to your storage needs.
Customise a Table or Basic Storage Box
Turn an old coffee table into a simple storage area by measuring along three sides and making a curtain to fit. Push the table against a wall and attach your curtain using heavy-duty tape or a length of string. Toys and games can now be stored inside. Your kids might even like using the area as a den!
A wooden pallet can be painted and decorated in whatever way you see fit. Paint it fluorescent pink, glue on shells and go mad with the glitter. Or leave it as it is and cover it in a coat of varnish for a rustic look. Simply load up the pallet with your children’s toys and place it somewhere where your children can access it easily.
Make a Floating Storage Box for Your Pool
To make this storage option with a difference, all you will need is a plastic box, a length of waterproof string or rope and a pool noodle. Cut the pool noodle into 4 pieces, with each piece measuring the length of one side of the box. Tie the noodle pieces around the box using your waterproof string and voilà, your very own floating storage box; perfect for those pesky pool-side toys!
Classic Outdoor Toy Storage Options
Luckily, there are many outdoor storage solutions for toys available on the market. You can even order them and have them delivered to your door with the click of a button, thanks to the convenience of online shopping.
First Play Children’s Indoor/Outdoor Toy Storage Boxes On Wheels
If you’re looking for something bright and cheerful which your kids are sure to love, this easily-transportable box might just be the one for you. Available in various colours, it has a clip-on lid and is made of durable plastic which can be wiped down to keep it looking its best. It comes with a set of wheels so your child can easily pull it around the garden. You never know, it might even become their favourite toy!
The wheels can be easily locked if you’re planning to stack these colourful boxes on top of each other.
Lifetime 439 Litre (116-Gallon) Storage Box for Indoor or Outdoor Use
For something that will look great in any garden or patio without drawing too much attention, try this brown storage box with enough space to tidy away your garden toys and keep them protected from the weather. It has water-resistant seals, so even in the heaviest rain, your child’s toys will remain bone dry. The storage box can be locked for security and the lid won’t slam shut thanks to its controlled spring hinge so you don’t have to worry about tiny fingers getting jammed inside.