Storage space is always at the top of the priority list when it comes to home amenities. But, what if you have a small backyard?
Turn that frown upside down! All because your yard lacks space doesn’t mean you can’t make it yourself. All you need is a little bit of creativity and DIY motivation.
In this post, we’ll get you jump started with some fabulous ideas to turn a bare-bones yard into a storage mecca.
From bookcase to storage bench
You know that old wooden bookcase collecting dust in the garage? You can transform this old hunk of wood into a beautiful patio bench, utilizing the shelves as storage cubbies. Best of all, this is a super easy DIY project that requires paint of your choice (preferably weatherproof since this will be out on the patio), foam and fabric.
Just color and design to your heart’s content. The only important rule is to turn the oblong bookcase on its side, then shape the foam to fit the rectangular side plank of the case, and voila– a bench with storage. The shelves-turned-cubbies are perfect to hold outdoor games, shoes, dog toys and garden products. You can get the full tutorial here.
The miraculous hanging organizer
You might not think much about that simple hanging organizer in your closet. You, know, the flat sheet of plastic covered with small pockets. You might use it to house your shoes, belts, scarves and socks. Well, this makes for the perfect garden product storage! You can purchase a plastic hanging organizer so it’s more suited for the outdoors. All you need to do is hang it up on the door of your shed or against a wall and fill the pockets with soil bags, mulch bags, plant pots, garden tools, etc. You can get some more ideas here.
Wooden shutter turned towel rack
I love this one! Get that shabby chic look, recycle an old wooden window shutter and create extra storage all in one. It’s really as easy as it sounds too, there is very little handy work with this DIY project. Simply take the wooden shutter, paint or decorate it as you see fit, then drill metal hanging hooks into the wood. Presto– you have the perfect wall hanger for towels, aprons, garden gloves, rope or a hose. You can get step-by-step instructions here.