I’m not sure what clutter accumulates on your deck or patio, but here’s a partial list of the problems that plague mine: scattered garden tools, a half-full bag of potting soil, seat cushions, the giant spatula my husband uses to flip burgers on the grill, tongs (why do we need tongs if we already have a spatula big enough to flip brontosaurus burgers for Fred Flintstone?), and many scruffy-looking dog toys and bones. A highlight of the toy collection is a pink stuffed flamingo with one leg, also missing an eye.
Outdoor chaos needs to be eliminated, to put the visual focus back where it belongs: on the landscape. One solution would be to not accumulate clutter. But so far the dogs resist this suggestion.
If you face similar challenges, perhaps a deck box is the answer. Instant outdoor storage. A deck box can sit unobtrusively in a corner or behind a bush. Here are 10 favorite wooden deck boxes, made of a natural material that fits in easily with the surrounding landscape: