Summer is here and it’s the season of spending more time outdoors in the fresh air and sun! Whether you have a big backyard with lots of room, or a small, cozy patio space – how you set up, decorate and organize your outdoor space makes all the difference! Keep reading for ideas on outdoor organization, decoration, and storage for your outdoor space.

Outdoor Organization & Storage

When it comes to the storage and organizing of your outdoor space, the best way to get started is by assessing what you have and decluttering.

Gardening and Yard Tools

A great place to start is with your yard and gardening tools. Look at what you have from last season and pare down based on what you don’t need anymore. Are there any tools that are broken beyond repair? Do you own duplicates of things like gloves, plant pots, or shovels? Getting rid of what you no longer need is a great way to make space for the new season.

Grilling Tools and Outdoor Furniture

Next, take a look at any grilling tools and outdoor furniture. This is a great time to inspect your grill setup and make sure it’s in good working condition. Also, take a look at any furniture in your outdoor space and assess what needs to be replaced, repaired, or washed.

Outdoor Toys

Be sure to check any outdoor toys like inflatable pool accessories, playhouses, etc. Depending on their condition, consider tossing or donating whatever you know won’t be used this season instead of letting them collect dust in the yard.

Storage Ideas

Now that you’ve taken the time to declutter your outdoor space, that will make organization and storage that much easier!

Vertical Storage

Consider investing in a vertical storage unit like stackable bins or shelves. The great thing about plastic storage containers is that they’re designed to be water-proof, keeping the items inside safe from the elements.

Another thing to remember when utilizing storage containers is to remember to label them! This will make your life so much easier in the future when you’re on the hunt for something.

Hanging Storage

The added benefit to storing items up off the ground whether in a garage, shed, or patio – is keeping your space cleaner by eliminating piles of things on the ground. Consider adding things like hooks or peg boards for easy and accessible storage.

Garage Storage

Looking for more garage-specific storage ideas? Check out our previous blog, 8 Garage Storage and Organization Ideas to Maximize the Space.


Now for the fun part – let’s talk about ways you spruce up your outdoor space this Summer!


Brighten things up with some outdoor lighting! One of our favorite picks are outdoor string lights because they’re easy to install and provide just the right amount of ambient lighting.


Adding a few plants can work wonders for your outdoor space! And if you’re not a plant person – there are so many faux plant options out there that can give you the same look without the hassle.

Patio Furniture

Choosing the right patio furniture for your outdoor area all comes down how much space you have and the look you’re going for. It’s always a good rule of thumb to opt for pieces made of durable material that can withstand any weather condition.

Ready to create the outdoor space of your dreams this Summer? Reach out to Room Redefined today and let’s get started!