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If, like us, you splashed out on garden furniture during the long, hot days of lockdown, then you will know only too well the ‘slipper-less dash’ out into the garden as the rain starts.
While we hope that the long, balmy summer days aren’t yet behind us and that, sometime soon, we might be able to enjoy our barbecues, sun-loungers and paddling pools again, it pays to be prepared for the worst.
So, we’ve been on the hunt for suitable outdoor storage, in which we can safely pack away our garden cushions and toys, without cluttering up the house or creating piles by the patio doors.
And we finally found one that fits the bill: the Keter City Outdoor Storage Box.
Why we love it:
Attractive garden storage can be hard to find, so this chic box is a rare product.
It looks good in the garden, can be converted into an extra seat or a coffee table next to your sun lounger and has a place to add a padlock if you want to keep things particularly safe - or you just really, really value your plastic bucket and spade.
Plus, you could place it at the front of the house to keep missed deliveries safe in the rain.
What the reviews say:
The outdoor storage box has racked up nearly 1,000 reviews already, many of them five-stars.
“Brought as a safe deposit box for larger parcels, the lid is a secure fit. Recently had heavy rain, and all parcels left in the box for multiple hours have been completely dry. Good loop size for putting a padlock on, if necessary.”
“This is absolutely brilliant. I can’t believe how easy it is to build and how sturdy it is. It’s big but nice looking. I have four seat cushions, two big normal cushions and a picnic blanket rolled up all inside with room for more. Completely waterproof. It’s super.”
“Must admit that I don't usually get round to writing reviews but felt I should in this case as I was so surprised by just how easy this was to assemble… I bought it for my elderly mother, so that I could store some outdoor cushions and blankets for her to access easily without the faff of having to go into the shed every time. This is perfect.”
“Very sturdy box. Easy to assemble, and looks good in the garden. Have put smaller gardening tools, garden bags, and seating in it. Makes a lovely table for drinks but can also use it as a seat, it's that solid!”
“Hard to get excited over a box, but as far as storage boxes go, I really love this. Super easy to assemble, it just clicks in place and was assembled in under two minutes. Holds enough to clean up the stray bags of soil and plant pots that were cluttering up my balcony and makes a huge difference.”