10 Easy Organizing Upgrades to Get Your Patio Ready for Spring

published Apr 14, 2023
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As the days warm up, it seems like more and more people gravitate outdoors. When the weather permits, I’ve been spending more time on my patio, and it’s inspired me to get nicer furniture instead of dragging out one of my outdoor folding chairs from the back of a closet. Whether you have a small home or a large one, there are furniture and storage pieces that will upgrade your outdoor space in the blink of an eye. Dual-purpose furniture, such as benches and side tables with hidden storage, can even help to keep your patio or balcony as clear as possible without taking away from your space or style. Another bonus is that you can often find furniture and organization solutions that are on sale or super affordable in general. I’ve rounded up some of the best editor-favorite outdoor furniture to elevate your space without breaking the bank, some of which can even store cozy items like pillows and throws to really create your own personal oasis.

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These bestselling plant stands are on Amazon's Most Wanted as a set of two, but these durable shelving units are sold in nine different configurations so you can choose the one that best fits your outdoor space, whether it's large or small. They can be used indoors or outdoors, and are made from natural eucalyptus wood that's pet- and environmentally safe. Best of all, as the shelves are connected with provided joint connectors, they require no tools for assembly.

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was $168.00

Perfect for summer (and really, all year round), the Novogratz Penelope Bar Serving Cart is a must-have for your outdoor space. It features a weather-resistant powder-coated finish, two slatted shelves, and four bold color options.

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For a storage solution with organization at the forefront, this Suncast deck box gets the job done. With an easy-open lid, deep storage space, and optional shelf for easy access to smaller items, this box is great for storing everything from cushions and entertaining supplies to all of your gardening essentials.

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was $62.00

If you only take the good outdoor cushions out every now and then, this all-season storage bag will keep them nice and protected no matter what the day looks like outside. They're water-resistant, UV-resistant, and durable while still being breathable enough to keep your furniture cushions condensation — and mildew — free.

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This versatile 3-in-1 furniture piece is perfect for small spaces and stylish to boot. Not only can it be used as a stool and table, but it also has a hidden compartment for throws, towels, and other small items. The stool/table is made with a magnesium oxide body and has a wooden lid for a modern and sleek look that fits just about any aesthetic.

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This set of hanging planters has three sizes — small, medium, and large — to let you arrange multiple plants in a well-coordinated style. The planters themselves are made of metal and have a ceramic-like finish that gives them a rustic, farmhouse look. The hanging straps are made of faux leather and have a sturdy metal ring at the top that you can secure to your ceiling or hook onto a wall.

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Once you've got one piece of lawn equipment, it seems like the others follow in rapid succession. This rolling garden tool storage rack will keep them organized neatly and is capable of carting a mix of lawn equipment from rakes to rope. For strength and durability, it's made of steel; and the head-down positioning of each tool helps to stabilize it. Bonus: The rolling rack requires no tools for assembly and can hold up to 30 pieces of equipment.

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was $169.99

Whether you love entertaining or just love plants, this weather-proof patio storage cabinet is equipped to assist you with both. Made from fir wood, this sturdy cabinet can be used to store garden equipment, grill tools, and hardware with ease. Its flat top can also be used as a potter's bench or work table, so you can save your back without having to bend to get the job done.

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was $89.99

This editor-favorite 2-in-1 bar and cooler earns major points for its chic rattan look and durable resin make that prevents rusting, peeling, and denting in all-weather conditions. According to commerce SEO editor Sarah, "With a quick pull, the tabletop lifts up 10 inches, instantly turning into a bar table while also revealing a hidden cooler with a 7.5-gallon capacity. Talk about elevating your outdoor entertaining space!"

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was $599.95

Seating with hidden storage is always a plus, especially so when it's significantly marked down to make it even more affordable. The Barton Water-Resistant Wicker Storage Bench has all you need for a long-lasting outdoor furniture piece. When not in use, the cushion can be tucked safely away from rain and harsh sunlight into the bench's hidden compartment; however, you can also use it to store pillows, throws, and other household items. Thanks to built-in side handles, the bench can also be moved around as needed without a ton of effort.