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7 Organizing Tips with a Poolside Deck Box

7 Organizing Tips with a Poolside Deck Box

Your deck box is one of the most versatile items you’ll ever own. It helps you give designated space to outdoor clutter and makes it accessible the moment you need it. It’s like adding extra square footage to your garage, basement, or attic, and it can fit just about anywhere (especially near the pool).

You can get even more value from it when you think outside the (deck) box. Let’s explore some options to get the most use out of this ultra-handy poolside storage unit.

1. Use a Deck Box to Store Pool Toys & Supplies

Say goodbye to cluttered poolsides and tangled floats with this simple storage solution. You can store all of your inflatables, pool noodles, nets, goggles, diving sticks, and other toys in a single place. This not only helps you keep your pool space clean and clear, but it also protects your supplies from the elements.

2. Choose Multiple Deck Boxes for Extra Seating

What’s better than one deck box? Lots of them, especially if you’re short on seating.

Large deck boxes, like this 230-gallon deck box, make great benches. You can buy them in a wide range of colors. Durable materials that are weather-resistant and fade-resistant look just as good as any piece of furniture.

As an added bonus, you can use your deck box to store cushions that make sitting on the boxes more comfortable. When guests arrive, you gain instant seating with very little effort.

You can keep a deck box near your pool and use it for seating as needed. Or, place a few boxes end to end for a permanent seating arrangement that doubles as storage.

3. Create an On-Demand Outdoor Kitchen

If you love the idea of cooking outdoors but want to go beyond the grill, a deck box makes a great place for a ready-made kitchen. Use it to store your outdoor kitchen needs, such as camping stoves and cookware, tabletop grills, or smoker boxes, then whip up a delicious meal alfresco.

Unlike heavy, bulky grills, you can set up your mini kitchen anywhere your deck box will fit. You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips and can use the box as a work surface.

It's like having a mini pantry right by your grill, making cooking outside more efficient and enjoyable. Plus, the durable materials of most deck boxes protect your cooking utensils from the elements.

4. Use It as a Hobby Station

Whether you love gardening, rock tumbling, or playing a favorite sport, your deck box can be the place where hobbies happen. You can store all your outdoor hobby items in one place so they’re dry, in good shape, and ready to go when you are.

Deck boxes are like mini warehouses for things that take up too much space in your home and aren’t used on a daily basis. This makes them perfect for holding your hobby supplies. No more time wasted hunting down supplies or tools — you can get right to work when the mood strikes.

A 100-gallon deck box is a great option for single-purpose needs. They’re large enough to hold your supplies yet small enough to easily move them to your workspace when needed.

5. Keep Firewood Dry in a Deck Box

Love a good crackling fire in the fall (or anytime you want to reconnect with nature)? Trust your deck box to keep your firewood primed for burning.

Imagine never having to worry about wet and soggy firewood again. By storing your firewood in a sturdy deck box, you can save time by not having to dry out damp wood. Plus, your fire will burn longer and hotter.

There’s also the practical benefit of not having messy stacks of firewood scattered in your yard. Firewood can be a beacon for critters to take shelter. They’re one step closer to entering your home and causing damage, inside and out. Deck boxes will keep your firewood out of sight and out of mind — until you’re ready to use it!

6. Protect Your Outdoor Tools and Toys

When your garage is overflowing, a deck box offers an excellent backup option. Not only can you expand your physical space, but you can also preserve and protect items that would normally stay in the garage.

Deck boxes are fully enclosed and leave no room for water to enter. Even when left outdoors, your deck box can protect your sports equipment, shovels, dog leashes, umbrellas, work boots, gloves, and anything else that’s cluttering your garage.

It’s also worth mentioning that you can store your excess things and look good in the process. Deck boxes have come a long way in terms of aesthetics, evolving from cheap plastic to unique wood textures and designs. Brighten up your outdoor landscape with a deck box that looks like it belongs there.

7. Use Dollar Store Items to Craft a Multipurpose Poolside Deck Box

Anyone can throw some extra toys and tools in a deck box and call it a day. But if you want to get the most value from your storage, it helps to know how to organize a deck box that serves multiple purposes.

Dollar store items like small baskets, bins, and hooks can go a long way in keeping everything in its place. For example, small items tend to sink to the bottom of the junk pile, so consider placing small things in a basket so you can find them when you need them.

If you’re storing wet items, a cheap dish drainer is a great solution. You can store items without waiting for them to dry. The water drips through the slotted dish drainer into a shallow tray, which helps prevent mold.

Stackable trays can organize flat items, such as tools and hardware. Mesh bags can hold plastic cookware, dishes, and utensils. And cleaning caddies (usually two compartments with a handle in the middle) can hold any number of things, from sidewalk chalk to cleaning tools to gardening gear and more.

Choosing Your Poolside Deck Box for Better Organization

A deck box is so much more than a box — it’s a way to organize your outdoor space while adding to its beauty.

Explore our collection of deck boxes today!

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