Just because summer has all but completely gone again for yet another year doesn’t mean you need to confine yourself entirely the cozy comfort of your couch and wait out the winter months for that first glimpse of sunshine sometime (we hope) next year. Before the cold weather properly descends and moves in like an in-law you’ve spent months avoiding, you may as well get some last-minute backyard organization in, and the best garden storage box is the perfect place to start.
Nobody likes a cluttered and untidy backyard, but it’s often difficult to work out where to keep everything you used throughout the summer. There’s no space in the garage, there’s little room in the attic, and your partner has made it abundantly clear that if they trip over one more damn Giant Chess Piece, then they are out the door.
To keep the family dynamic happy, garden storage is the best solution and ensures everything is organized and exactly where you left it when the warm weather comes back around. They come in a variety of sizes and work as either freestanding cabinets or benches to give you and your buddies an extra place to sit when you’re entertaining that first sunny day of the year, BBQ, beers, and all.
The Best Garden Storage Box
Our top pick for the best garden storage box is the spacious Keter Eden Storage Bench Deck Box which offers a 70 gallon capacity and will fit seamlessly into your garden decor with most people being none the wiser. The lockable lid gives you peace of mind that your belongings, whether they’re essential tools, toys, or secret plans for world domination, will stay safe from potential thieves or curious wildlife, and the weather-resistant construction means it can survive even the most torrential downpours so everything is in excellent condition when you open the box next summer.
It also boasts durable resin, protecting it from damage and wear and tear, meaning you’ll not just get a handy storage solution this year, but also for many years to come. Aside from the storage potential, it has comfortable seating for 2 adults so you don’t need to relegate your less-favored friends to the decking whenever you entertain. With a 771 pound capacity, it’s also stable and secure, almost eliminating potential damage, unless you invite Kane and The Undertaker over for dinner.
Seat space for 2 adults
70 gallon capacity
- ModelEden 70 Gallon
- Weight29.7 pounds
The Lifetime Heavy Duty Outdoor Storage Deck Box is something that will last, um, a lifetime, and is likely to outlive not just you and yours, but all those pesky neighbors who too often complained about the cluttered backyard bringing down the tone of your suburban residence. It’s an outdoor storage box that might be short on style but is a total Goliath of functionality. The multi-purpose design provides options for both storage and seating, and while it doesn’t have the bench-like look of other options, it still offers a comfortable place to rest your weary legs, which is made even better if and when you add a cushion to the top.
The deck box is weather proof all over and has UV-resistant panels and lid to ensure structural integrity throughout the year and prevent flaking, cracking, and that eventual snapping you might find with cheaper options. For those who hate everything about assembling boxes and would rather it arrive readily made, you’ll at least take some comfort in knowing this is super easy to assemble, and it’ll take just 20 minutes to put it all together and finally get that backyard organized.
Doubles as a patio bench
Safe spring hinge
80 – 150 gallon
- Weight55.8 pounds
With 16 cubic feet of storage space, the Rubbermaid Extra Large Deck Box might just be the answer to all of your cluttered needs should you bring this marvelous product into your life. It’s durable, with a double wall design to ensure stability and rigidity. This prevents potential damage for when the kids get a little too rowdy, or your buddy has one too many at the annual cookout and needs somewhere to slump. You can choose from 3 sizes, although we’d recommend the Extra Large purely for the massive amount of storage potential you get with it. Despite its massive size, it still doesn’t feel like it takes up too much space, and considering you can double it up as a place to sit, you’ll never feel like it’s getting in the way.
As you’d expect, it’s capable of withstanding a plethora of intense and even crazy weather conditions and is rust-resistant to prevent early onset flaking. However, we’d also suggest packing the bottom with sand to give it some extra grounding if you’re planning on keeping it empty more often than not. Why would you keep it empty you ask? Well, the unassuming but still-effective design makes it a great choice to store deliveries and keep them safe and out of sight, especially around Christmas, which we all know comes around much sooner than expected.
Mini, Medium, Extra Large sizes
Durable double wall design
Comfortable seating for 2 adults
Rust and weather resistant
- Weight53 pounds
The Keter Rockwood Plastic Deck Storage Container comes with a mammoth 150 gallon capacity perfect for storing items large, small, and everything in between so you’ll have a one-stop-shop to keep everything easily organized in one simple spot. The container is weather-resistant to ensure longevity but unlike other options we’ve brought you so far, it’s also ventilated to prevent a buildup of mold and fungi if you throw anything in there still damp. There are few things worse than the acrid stench of moldiness when opening a sealed container, so this is one less thing to worry about.
This design also means it’s easy to take care of, so easy in fact that you’ll hardly ever need to give it a wipe down unless your kid spills their ice cream (and then their subsequent replacement ice cream, too) all over the lid. If you want to maintain the sleek and elegant wood panel design, though, you might want to monitor how it looks, and while it won’t suffer any environmental damage, there’s nothing wrong with washing it whenever you remember.
150 gallon capacity
Elegant wood panel appearance
Seats 2 adults
Safe lid closure
- Weight43.4 pounds
For our readers looking for a premium patio storage solution, the Rubbermaid Vertical Storage Shed is an excellent option that will minimize required storage space in the backyard or on the porch without sacrificing how much stuff you can keep inside. You can take your pick from 2 colors (Brown or Beige) and decide whether you want to go with the Small, Medium, or Large options depending on how much space you have and how much storage potential you need.
The double wall construction ensures a long and happy life for this cabinet and this also protects it from problems you can not always predict. You’ll also get a storage outdoor shed that will not rot or rust like regular wooden sheds might to guarantee high-quality protection and performance, especially if your life in the wetter parts of the world.
Double wall construction
18+ cubic feet of storage
Accommodates wood shelving
- Weight69 pounds
Moving swiftly into the opposite end of the budget scale, the Suncast Patio Storage Box is a modest option that’s quite the bargain if you don’t mind us saying so ourselves. Available in multiple sizes ranging from 63 to 103 gallons, it’s an excellent option for all your gardening tool storage needs without taking up too much space. This compact design means you’ll fit it comfortably on the patio, on the deck, on the porch, or even the garage, among other locations so you’ll never be too far from whatever you need any time of the year.
The versatile storage options mean you can keep whatever you want inside as long as it fits, while the easy-access lid makes everything simple and straightforward to grab without the risk of hurting yourself from a sudden snatching slam. Like any decent garden storage box, your tools, toys and additional garden furniture are also protected from potentially harmful weather like rain, sleet, or snow. The design is water-resistant and guarantees safety while the lid is non-pooling to prevent possible water damage or even ruin the integrity of the lid itself.
63 – 103 gallon capacity
Suitable for patios, decks, porches, garages, and more
Versatile storage options
Easy access lid
5 year warranty
- Weight20 pounds
If you’re looking for something that fits seamlessly into the modern backyard you’ve cultivated ever since you moved in, the Keter Borneo Plastic Outdoor Patio Storage Container is the ideal option for the 21st Century man. The natural brown Rattan texture makes it look less like a storage box and more like something you’d find in any living room or study across the country, but just because it doesn’t look like a storage box doesn’t mean it won’t go above and beyond to do the job it’s supposed to.
Offering versatile storage options within its 110 gallon capacity, you can fit all the fun of the summer inside and still have some room left for small garden tools. The durable construction is also vital to keeping these toys, board games, and other accessories safe throughout the year. To withstand the colder months, the weather-resistant polypropylene protects from rust, mold, rot and other issues which you would be at the mercy of with metal or wooden storage chests. It’s also sturdy enough to resist dents when fun gets a little too out of hand at your kid’s birthday party.
110 gallon capacity
Rust, peeling, dent-free
Natural brown Rattan texture
Holds up to 484 pounds
- Weight32.2 pounds
An excellent compact option for smaller decks or front porches, the Keter Store-It-Out Outdoor Resin Horizontal Storage Shed gives you a variety of potential uses that will depend on exactly what you’re looking for in a storage box. The key selling point is the garbage bin compatibility, which not only makes your front porch (or wherever you keep your bins) look a little classier, hiding your garbage right in plain sight, it also means you’ll never need to touch the sticky, icky lid of the top of the bin again, which is surely a cause for celebration.
Along with this revolutionary design, you’ve also got a stylish wood texture which goes further to make you look like you’ve got your lift solidly together, while the steel reinforcement ensures longevity and durability. However, this reinforcement (and the design overall) means you can’t double it up as a bench. It’s constructed with weather-resistant resin plastic to survive the winter and rainy months, but this is also lightweight enough to move it should you feel like mixing up your garden decor. Just make sure you take everything out first to make it easier on your back.
Stylish wood texture
Weather resistant resin
Bin linking system
Built in shelving support
Dual locking capability
- Weight56 pounds
The penultimate pick for the best garden boxes around is the Barton Outdoor Rattan Style Storage Bench Deck Box which comes with the trendy Rattan design to help it blend into its surroundings like it’s an old family heirloom that you’ve relegated to storing Super Soakers, broken badminton racquets, and never-used garden instruments. The 60 gallon capacity is modest but still substantial, especially if you’ve not been blessed with the largest backyard area in the neighborhood. This size still provides versatile storage options for whatever you can fit in, meaning it’s likely you’ll not notice too much of a difference compared to larger models.
What really catches our eye, though, is the waterproof top cushion which makes it a very attractive place to sit. So much so that some of your guests may not even recognize it as a storage unit. The cushion is comfortable but its waterproof properties ensure it demands little – if any – maintenance to keep your garden looking like the most modern around. The top can also handle 400 pounds in total thanks to the steel frame perfect for withstanding sudden sit downs or even storing additional garden furniture on top should you need a little extra room for games or dancing.
Versatile storage options
Modern, stylish design
60 gallon capacity
Easy-carry side handles
400 pound weight capacity
- Weight33.1 pounds
The final pick for the best garden storage box is the Keter Denali All Weather Outdoor Storage Deck Box which blends modernity with practicality to give you an excellent upper-mid range sized option for growing families or those with the greenest of fingers. The capacity clocks in at an impressive 100 gallons to comfortably store whatever loose items you’ve got hiding around the patio or backyard after The Best Summer Ever. it also comes with weather and UV protection for anyone who lives in those parts of the country (or world) where the weather never seems to behave itself for too long.
This outside storage box also has a lockable lid for security and confidence, while the rustic wood-like texture makes it look much more attractive than standard plain plastic you’ll find with other options. You can also customize it with paint to brighten everything up or just match your existing landscaping design. Don’t worry, though, this won’t damage the material and you can still rely on everything being protected.
100 gallon capacity
Smooth piston design
Works as a bench for extra seating
Rustic wood-like texture
Easy assembly and maintenance
- Weight45.4 pounds