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Plastic Garden Storage – Is a Deck Box Right For You?

Cluster boxes are a popular type of plastic garden storage. These containers offer a convenient place to store garden tools and supplies, making your garden more beautiful and keeping paths free for pedestrian traffic. But not all the boxes in the deck are the same. And depending on your needs, a different type of garden can be better adapted. So, before buying a deck box, consider the following six questions:

1. Is the deck box the right type of storage for your needs? If you are looking for a storage device that also provides a place to sit, consider the Suncast PB6700 garden bench. The seat of this smart device rises to offer 44 liters of storage space. Or if you have a lot of things, you could be happier with an outdoor canopy.

2. Will it give you enough storage space? Before finding the perfect solution, you need to define your storage needs. Pretty simple, right? But it’s worth paying special attention to avoid unpacking a deck box, only to find that it’s not big enough to hold everything you want to pack inside. The deck boxes are available in various sizes, ranging from the original 50-gallon Suncast deck box to the Deluxe deck box, which contains 127 gallons. If even that isn’t enough storage space, it’s time to consider a storage shed.

3. Will it be in the sun? If so, choose a UV resistant plastic bridge box. But even if it is UV-resistant, you can extend the life of any garden plastic product by placing it in the shade.

4. Will it keep your things dry? Since the deck box will be stored outside, it will likely be exposed to rain, sprinklers or both. If you are storing plastic items, some water may not be a big deal. On the other hand, metal, wood or paper items require protection from the elements. In this case, make sure your deck box does a good job of keeping the water away.

5. Is it aesthetically attractive? The bad news is that most plastic boxes are available in beige, so you don’t have many choices. The good news is that beige is a neutral color that tends to recede into the background. This is a good thing because even an attractive deck is more useful than decorative.

6. Will it last? Regardless of the type of garden plastic product you buy, you want one that holds up. Unfortunately, you can’t always believe the manufacturers’ claims about the durability of their deck boxes. And reviews on sites like Amazon.com aren’t always reliable. However, I think consumer reviews are useful, especially if several reviewers point out the same article. A single complaint can be attributed to the reviewer’s idiosyncrasy, but a dozen complaints likely indicate a defect in the product.

By asking the six questions in this article, you will be well on your way to choosing a bridge box or other plastic preservation product that meets your needs. Organizing your construction site has never been easier.

by Joshua Beidler

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