15 DIY Ways To Organize Your Backyard

June 14th, 2018

During the summer we spend a lot of time outdoors where we like to entertain family and friends in our backyards. But between all that playing in the pool, playing with toys, barbecuing, and gardening that goes on, your backyard can get pretty unruly fast. So you’ll want to take measures now to ensure that it doesn’t get too out of hand.

15 Ways To Organize Your Backyard Before Your Family And Friends Destroy It This Summer:

1) Outdoor Storage Bench

One of the best ways to keep things organized or out of sight is a storage box. But this project doubles as a bench which hides the storage box. Learn how to make one here.

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2) Covered Parking Garage

Don’t let your kids’ bicycles and scooters end up sprawled out over your yard. Place them in this covered parking garage. Learn how to make one here.

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3) Garden Hose Stand

One of my pet peeves is seeing my garden hose plopped on the side of my house. It just looks so messy. Learn how to make a garden hose holder below.

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4) Planters As Towel Storage

When you have a pool, no one ever brings their own towels. If you don’t want people dripping in your house, you’ll want to create a place where you can leave towels for your guests. Planters are a great place to store your towels.

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5) Rack For Toy Storage

Toys can quickly overwhelm your yard. Make it easy for your kids to put them away by placing them in labeled bucks. You can store the buckets on a storage rack.

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6) Outdoor Feet Washing Station

If your house is a beach house, sand is just a reality you live with. But having an outdoor feet washing station can help keep more sand out of your home. Learn how to make one here.

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7) Cinder Block Potting Bench

Keep all your gardening stuff in one place. You can easily create a potting bench with some cinder blocks. Learn how here.

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8) Upcycled Door Shed

Sheds are necessary to keep our lawn tools and equipment neat and organized. But they can be so ugly! Not if you make this cute one from old doors. Learn how here.

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9) Towel Drying Rack

No one likes a musty towel, so you’ll want to dry them out well. You can do that with this DIY outdoor towel rack. Learn how to make it here.

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10) Pallet Storage Station

Use a pallet to create a storage station. You can stick pool noodles in it and hang baskets and hooks from it. Learn how to make one here.

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11) Crate Towel Storage

Stack wine creates to create a storage tower for your towels. You can use the bottom drawer to store used towels. Learn how to make one here.

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12) Pool Float Storage

Pool floats are another item that can easily overtake your lawn. Use PVC to wrangle them in one place. Learn how to make one below.

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13) Hidden Bike Storage Rack

Keep your bikes and other outdoor toys out of sight with this sliding storage rack. You’ll need some carpentry skills for this one. You can get details on this project here.

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14) Firewood Holder Shack

Firewood can look like a real mess when it’s just stacked up in a corner. This gives it a more organized look. You can build something simple to corral your wood by looking at the ideas here.

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15) Planter With Storage

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Make your planter work for you. You can turn your planter into a storage bin. Learn how to make one here.

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