Garden Storage Bins and Boxes | Smart Ways to Suppress Garden Eyesores

by Allen Quay

in Gardening

A messy garden is not a vision to behold and is evidently in dire need of attention. For parents with children, it is often difficult to maintain a neat and orderly lawn. Thankfully, there are storage bins that you can use to remove the clutter. These organizers and bins let you store your tools and unwanted blots, such as your kids’ toys.

Several varieties of garden storage bins and boxes are available to solve your storage problems. What you choose will depend on the things you need to hide, how big your garden is and of course your budget. You can select from plastic boxes, wooden chests, and metal storage. There are also storage options that you can pin on the wall. Perhaps the largest storage that you can buy today is a shed where you can place garden furniture, the lawnmower and other huge stuff. If you want a more petite size, there are smaller boxes that can easily fit rooms or your garage with limited space.


Simple DIY Storage Box Instructions

While there are many sorts of garden storage bins and boxes, you can always make your own. The good news is you don’t need woodworking skills to take on this project. You only have to provide these things:

  • Screwdriver and screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Hinges
  • Level
  • Drill and saw
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Plywood sheets

Ideally, the plywood sheets should be half an inch thick. Once you have all the materials, you can begin the task. Take the tape measure and decide on the size of your storage box. Write down the depth, width, and height or simply mark the area. Depending on the size, draw four pieces of rectangles or squares on the plywood sheets with your pencil and tape measure. Cut the four out using the saw and remove the cracks or splinters with your sandpaper.

[pullquote]A messy garden is not a vision to behold and is evidently in dire need of attention.[/pullquote]Create a rectangle or square by lining all the pieces up on their sides. Make sure that you have the front and back pieces overlapping the bottom of the side pieces. Drill the arranged box and screw them to finally produce a strong frame. Establish a horizontal plane using your level tool and make sure the frame is even. Again, cut two more rectangles or squares from the plywood sheets. These pieces will serve as the lid and bottom of your homemade storage box. Attach them as before and fasten the hinges on the longer side of the box (the bottom). Do the same with the other end, which is your box’s lid. One hinge section should be on the inner part of the lid while the other should be in the box.

And there you have it – a nice, homemade storage box. It is quick, easy and cheap. Plus, your garden will be finally free from clutter.

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