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Manageable Ways to Store Your Kids Outdoor Toys

If you have a yard and kids, it’s just inevitable that they’ll have toys outside. Bikes, pool items, balls, jump ropes, chalk, bubbles and more are all items you’ll likely see strewn about your yard. While toys are a sign of fun and good times, having places to put them away is also important. Here are a few things to consider as well as options for the best outdoor storage for toys.

Consider What You’re Storing

You’ll want to start by considering what types of toys your kids have before choosing a storage option. Different types of toys have different storage needs, and some may require more space or special considerations.

Man taking his lawn mover out of his backyard storage shed

For example, if you have large ride-on toys like bicycles or scooters, you may need a larger storage solution like a storage shed or a covered area. Smaller toys like balls, jump ropes or sidewalk chalk, can be stored in a smaller bin or basket.

Another consideration is the material of the toys. If you have toys that are easily damaged by weather or sun exposure, you may want to invest in a storage solution that provides protection from the elements, such as a storage shed or a wall-mounted storage unit.

Parents watching their kids in the backyard run through a sprinkler

Additionally, if you have water toys like pool noodles or water guns, you'll want to choose a storage option that allows for drainage and ventilation to prevent mold or mildew from forming.

Overall, taking the time to consider what types of toys you have and their specific storage needs can help you choose the most effective and efficient storage solution for your family's outdoor playtime. By doing so, you can keep your outdoor space organized, safe and enjoyable for your kids for years to come.

Sheds in Various Sizes

Sheds are a great storage option for families with outdoor toys and equipment, and they come in three different sizes to fit different storage needs. Whether you have a small collection of toys or a larger one, there's a shed size that can accommodate your needs.

Small Sheds

Keter Patio Store shed holding poolside items

Small sheds are ideal for families with limited space or a small number of toys. These sheds can store smaller items like balls, jump ropes, bubbles and sidewalk chalk as well as smaller ride-on toys like tricycles or push cars.

Medium Sheds

Man carrying his tool box to his storage shed

Medium-sized sheds are perfect for families with a larger collection of outdoor toys. They can store larger ride-on toys like bicycles and scooters as well as larger sports equipment like basketballs or soccer balls.

Large Sheds

Large backyard storage shed

Large sheds are ideal for families with a wide variety of outdoor equipment. They can store multiple bikes, large play structures and even lawnmowers or other yard tools. You can also put pool supplies, tools and furniture in the larger sheds as well.

No matter what size shed you choose, it's important to ensure that it is properly ventilated to prevent moisture buildup and damage to your toys. Additionally, consider adding shelves or other storage solutions inside the shed to maximize the space and keep your items organized.

Deck Boxes

Woman sitting on top of Darwin deck box

Another great outdoor storage option for kids' toys is a deck box. Deck boxes are versatile and come in a variety of sizes, making them perfect for families with limited outdoor space.

Small Deck Boxes

Small deck boxes are ideal for storing small to medium-sized toys like balls, frisbees or jump ropes. They can be easily placed on a porch or deck, and many models are designed to be waterproof or weather-resistant to protect your toys from the elements.

Medium Deck Boxes

Medium-sized deck boxes are perfect for storing larger toys like ride-on cars or small play structures. They can be placed on your deck or patio to keep your outdoor space organized and clutter-free.

Large Deck Boxes

Large deck boxes can store a wide variety of outdoor toys and equipment. They can hold larger ride-on toys like bicycles or even larger play structures like climbing walls or playhouses.

Deck boxes are also a great storage option for families who want to keep their toys easily accessible. Many models have a hinged lid that can be opened effortlessly, allowing your kids to quickly grab their favorite outdoor toys. Keter deck boxes have an easy-open and soft-close feature so that little fingers are a lot less likely to get smashed when using one.

Circular Bins

Circular bins for storage are lightweight, easy to move , and can be used for many different kinds of toys and equipment. They are especially ideal for sporting equipment and smaller toys. The open top of the bin also makes them more easily accessible for kids to use.

Circular bins are also a great storage option for families who want a flexible and portable solution for their outdoor toys. They can be easily moved around to different areas of your yard or even taken with you on a family outing to the park.

Overall, circular bins, which come in a variety of sizes to fit different needs, are a versatile and practical storage option for families with outdoor toys. 

Storage Benches

Woman enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting on a storage bench

Outdoor storage benches are a fantastic storage option for families with kids' toys. They are functional, stylish and can be used to store a variety of outdoor toys and equipment.

They come in different styles and colors to fit your aesthetics, and they are an especially great storage option for families who want a multifunctional piece of furniture for their outdoor space. Many models have a hinged lid that can be opened easily, allowing you to store toys inside while also providing extra seating for your family and guests.

When it comes to outdoor storage of any kind, Keter products are the way to go. Made from a durable and weather-resistant resin, all of our storage solutions are low maintenance and beautifully designed. Be sure to check out our large selections of sheds, deck boxes, storage benches and more.


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