Whether closing up the outdoor space for the winter or just keeping cushions out of the sun and rain, patio cushion storage containers prolong the life of cushions which is important as they are very expensive to replace not to mention hard to find depending on your model.
Why Bother With Patio Cushion Storage?
- Keep cushions dry. There is nothing worse than going out to enjoy a nice day on your patio set only to realize the cushions are soggy from the rain the night before. Plus keeping cushions dry also alleviates mold.
- Prevent Fading. Even the finest Sunbrella type material will fade in direct sunlight over time. Soon those nice blue cushions will look like a pair of faded jeans unless they are protected.
- Keep cushions clean. As we all know anything left outdoors for any period of time gets dirty. A well-made patio cushion storage container keeps cushions clean for when you need them.
Patio Cushion Storage Container Options
When choosing a cushion storage container first decide whether you want a deck box, a storage bench or chair, or even a weather resistant storage bag made specifically to handle patio furniture cushions.
Next, consider construction material. There are many options from wicker, resin, and wood that will compliment any existing outdoor space.
We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below:
Suncast DBW9200 Mocha Wicker Resin Deck Box, 99-Gallon
This model from Suncast is the best selling deck box on Amazon. We like it as it’s well priced at under $100 and features the ever popular resin wicker look. The resin material will last forever in the elements and the deck box seals tight keeping your cushions protected and bugs out. Its dimensions are 50″ w X 25.5″ d X 25.5″ h. There is some assembly required, but it only takes a couple of minutes and doesn’t require any tools.
Suncast does offer a wood model as well. The Suncast WRDB9922 Wood and Resin Deck Box has similar dimensions and offers a more natural wooden look. Price under $200 this is the most affordable wooden deck box on the market. All pieces are pre-cut and pre-drilled for easy assembly.
Lifetime 60012 Extra Large Deck Box
If storage capacity is critical then the Extra Large Deck Box from Lifetime fits the bill. Its interior capacity is 130 gallons or 16.4 cubic feet. The inside dimensions are 57 inches long by 20.75 inches wide by 23.75 inches high. It’s constructed of high-density plastic which might not be as appealing as the resin wicker look but it is well made and will stand up over time. Priced under $150 it’s a bit more expensive than the Suncast model.
Rubbermaid Patio Storage Bench
A solid storage bench with a small enough footprint if space is limited. Well priced at under $100 within the resin bench category. Rubbermaid is known for their solid construction and this bench is another example of that. Double reinforced wall construction makes this bench heavy duty. If space is limited this bench is a good option. It is very durable and can handle a lot of weight for your larger guests.
Find More Patio Storage Benches
If you’d rather not add another piece of furniture or box to your patio a very inexpensive way to protect your cushions is with a weatherproof storage bag.
Classic Accessories 78982 Veranda Patio Cushion & Cover Storage Bag
This cover storage bag is a great option for inexpensive cushion storage. Under $30 this protective bag fits any budget. It’s water-repellent and will hold cushions up to 45.5″ long x 13.75″ wide x 20″ high. It has a very wide opening making it easy to load cushions but be careful. Trying to overstuff the bag can cause its zipper to break. Lastly, its handles make it easy to carry all of your cushions at once.
As you can see there is a wide variety of ways to protect and store cushions with one of these patio cushion storage containers. Do you know of a container we should add to our list? Let us know…leave a comment below.