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13 Genius Ways to Organize Your Backyard

There’s nothing better in the world than drinking your favorite coffee in your own backyard. Seriously, I don’t know what tops that. So I get the whole point of wishing to learn how to organize your backyard, because you might work for a couple of weeks, yes, but then you can enjoy the results for so long!

That’s why I thought it might be useful to round up some of my favorite backyard organizing tips to help you get the most out of your beautiful yard with the least amount of money and stress.

Naturally, I would love to know which of these tricks appealed to you, so make sure you let me know in the comment section below! So, let’s discuss some of the most useful ways to organize your backyard!

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Outdoor toy storage and rotation

This is a great way to organize your backyard, especially if you have children or grandchildren. Toys and games are nicely correlated in organizing buckets, and the entire concept of rotation will make children super excited about all the “new” activities lined up for them!

Every time a new bucket is brought out, they will have instant fun. Besides, don’t you think it’s a bit ironic how the more toys kids have, the more they complain about not having enough activities?

It is believed that they have a better time playing with fewer toys. Who knows, maybe they’re truly minimalists at heart!

Patio furniture with storage

At Wipe and Organize, we’re all about super-functional storage tips! In fact, this great backyard organization tip works like a charm for a small patio coffee table and storage for outdoor toys and games.

You can also add some nice patio chairs, but you have to make sure that you’re going for something that also comes with extra storage beneath the seat. Next, just match your new purchases with a matching outdoor rug, and that’s it!

Rolling sports ball storage cart

If you’re all about outdoor sports, whether it’s volleyball, basketball, or rugby, you need a practical ball storage cart! This is one of my go-to ways to organize your backyard because I personally hate seeing those balls left everywhere in the backyard.

Naturally, my husband doesn’t have any problems with them. But ever since I discovered ball storage carts, which are particularly designed with elastic straps so kids (or husbands, why not?) can easily retrieve balls from the bottom, I don’t know. I’m just happier and, overall, more satisfied.

DIY upcycled pool storage container

When I first discovered this, I started questioning everything I knew so far. I mean, really now, how clever is this? All you have to do is upcycle a cat litter container and transform it into a pool storage bin.

It’s ideal for carrying towels, sunscreen, pool toys, and anything else that you might need to transfer from the car to the pool or beach. Besides, I’m all about finding brand-new ways of using containers that would otherwise just lay around the house.

And yes, I also have a pool and a cat, so that came in handy for me. But it doesn’t have to be cat litter; it can be any type of container you don’t know how to repurpose.

Pool equipment tool organizer

Just keep those pool cleaning tools off the ground and neatly arranged in only one place with this super-useful, award-winning organizer. It comes with all kinds of hardware that you need.

You can easily mount them to a wall or fence, as they can hold up to 90 pounds of gear. Besides, if you know me, you also know how much I adore finding ways to maximize your vertical space.

Rolling pool float caddy

Did you know there’s something out there that you can easily use to sport both function and style? It’s a rolling pool float caddy, and you can conveniently store not only floats but also pool noodles and toys.

These ingenious inventions are UV and fade-resistant, and they’re made out of one of the most durable types of outdoor wicker.

Potting bench DIY

For those of you who are known to be handy and love a good challenge, you might want to try an awesome idea: a DIY potting bench project that works like a charm to store gardening tools and supplies.

Make sure you also add hooks for hanging trowels, shears, and even your watering can. Pro tip: Did I mention that you can decorate it however you prefer? This way, you’ll have your own potting corner with a splash of personality!

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Super-duty yard cart

For gardening lovers, you might want to add a yard cart to your backyard. You can find specific ones that are part doll and part wheelbarrow, and they’re not only awesome but also super useful.

For instance, the cart I’m talking about can hold up to 18 garden tools, and it easily transports them from the garage to the garden shed back to the yard.

It’s also incredibly sturdy to hold up to 150 pounds, and the 10-inch tires never go flat. Moreover, the bag on the front can hold all that garden debris and any other additional gardening supplies.

Garden sink with hose holder and utility storage

Another amazing way to organize your backyard is a certain combo between your outdoor sink/hose holder and storage.

Let me elaborate on this: there’s a specific kind of wall-mounted folding sink that allows you to have enough space to glean your gardening tools and water your newly potted plants, but also store your gloves and trowels. In other words, it’s the perfect spot.

Outdoor grilling prep station

What if I told you there’s a way in which you could keep all your grilling tools, ingredients, and sauces within arm’s reach with a portable prep station?

This magical-wheeled griller is any barbecue lover’s dream because it comes with two drop-leaf extensions and two cabinets. There’s so much room to store anything you’d like, from serving trays to napkins to cups, and of course, all the needed condiments.

Galvanized drink and utensil caddy

Let’s be honest: dining al fresco is more charming, especially when you have guests. Well, now it can be easier, too, because of this handled caddy that can hold your collection of napkins, utensils, drinks, condiments, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

It only measures 7″ x 11″ x 10″, and it’s one of those things that would also make a pretty table centerpiece and can also double as a whimsical garden planter.

Dog toy storage container

If you have a dog, then congratulations; you’re the owner of an angel! But seriously, now that you’ve got a dog, you’ve got dog toys—not just a couple, but a lot of them.

I’m talking tennis balls, collars, leashes, and so many other things. And truth be told, it’s really not that hard to throw them everywhere around your yard, unless you’ve got a bunch of bone-shaped dog storage containers.

Plus craft bag holder

And speaking of accessories for dogs, I would like to end this article by suggesting a super-fun DIY project that’s both useful and appealing: what if you’d have a plastic bag dispenser for your doggy poo?

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