11 Items Your Backyard Needs for End-of-Season Storage

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For many homeowners, the end of summer signals the end of backyard BBQs, summer nights, and patio lounge time. But, winterizing your outdoor space doesn’t have to mean shoving everything in the garage. Instead, use the slow winddown of the season as an excuse to get organized.

We rounded up a few items to stash your stuff while still maintaining a sense of style. One thing we know is true? No matter how much time you have left in summer, it's never too early to get organized for the months ahead.

Pottery Barn Benson Outdoor Wicker Pool Storage Caddy

Benson Outdoor Wicker Pool Storage Caddy

Pottery Barn

When it comes to storing pool toys, it’s hard to find a one-size fits all situation—but this pool caddy from Pottery Barn is practically perfect. With a large storage basket on the front and a rack on the back, it truly does it all—and looks good at the same time.

Rubbermaid Weather-Resistant Outdoor Storage Shed

Weather-Resistant Outdoor Storage Shed

Amazon

Stowing away garden furniture can feel impossible, but that’s where a storage shed is a must-have. Amazon is full of affordable ready-made options that are durable and water-tight, as well as compact and surprisingly aesthetically pleasing. From this farmhouse style option to a more minimalist, modern design to one that’s neutral enough to work with any style, there’s truly something that will work for any home.

Outsunny Patio Wicker Pool Caddy

Patio Wicker Pool Caddy

Amazon

Stowing away beach towels doesn’t have to mean you lose closet space indoors. This outdoor pool caddy is perfect for storing your towels year-round and wheeling back out poolside when the season kicks off once more.

Rubbermaid Roughneck Extra Large Resin Deck Box

Rubbermaid Roughneck Extra Large Resin Deck Box

Amazon

When it comes to lawn furniture cushions, finding a watertight deck box is absolutely key. This one is also lockable and spacious, with a sleek and simple design that will definitely blend into its surroundings.

Pottery Barn Abbott Indoor/Outdoor Concrete Console Table

Abbott Indoor/Outdoor Concrete Console Table

Pottery Barn

It’s easy to shove all your gardening supplies away into a drawer until next year, but that’s likely to create a disorganized mess for your future self. So, do future-you a favor and consider this console table with plenty of space for spare planters, pots, and baskets to hold all your supplies.

Better Homes & Gardens Bamboo 3 Shelf Shoe Rack

Better Homes and Gardens Bamboo 3 Shelf Shoe Rack

Switching out your closet is a must-do when transitioning between seasons, and shoes are notoriously annoying, thanks to the amount of space they require. This shoe rack offers a sleek solution. Keep whatever shoes you need for the upcoming season, and tuck the whole rack of summer sandals into the garage or shed.

mDesign Heavy-Duty Metal Garage Sports Storage Rack

Heavy-Duty Metal Garage Sports Storage Rack

mDesign

This sports storage rack from mDesign is perfect for stashing everything from exercise equipment to outdoor toys. With side slots and hooks for bats, sticks, and rackets, it’s way more space efficient and easy to organize than a regular old toy box. 

mDesign Divided Wall Mount Wire Basket with Hooks

Divided Wall Mount Wire Basket with Hooks

mDesign

Garage storage tends to be all shelves and watertight boxes, and they certainly serve their purpose. But, this often leaves wall space to spare. These wire wall baskets from mDesign are perfect for storing stuff you might still want access to year-round.

Keter Portable Outdoor Table and Storage Cabinet

Portable Outdoor Table and Storage Cabinet

Amazon

As barbecue season winds down, the grilling accessories need a place to go, too. This outdoor table and storage cabinet doubles as a patio island or bar curt during the on-season, with additional hooks and shelving, too.  

Koova Wall Mount Bike Storage Rack

Koova Wall Mount Bike Storage Rack

Courtesy of Amazon

Saying goodbye to summer possibly means saying goodbye to leisurely bike rides—but bikes can be tough to store in the off-season. This wall-mounted bike rack is an ideal solution, keeping your wheels accessible without sacrificing garage floor space.

Suncast Golf Organizer

Golf Organizer

Wayfair

Sports and summer storage is one thing, but golf storage is something else entirely. This golf organizer offers a place for your clubs along with everything else required for the sport, in a slim shelf design that makes it easy to tuck into a storage shed, basement, or unused corner of the garage.

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