Backyard BBQ: How To Organize Your Outdoor Space

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Fire up the BBQ and torch the tiki lights! This blog is all about how to get your outdoor space organized for some outside entertaining. Imagine that you’ve spent the day at the beach, you aren’t ready for the party to slow down, so you spontaneously invite your friends over for dinner. You rush home, making a quick pit stop at Whole Foods to pick up burgers, brews and dogs. The last thing you want to worry about is making sure that your outdoor space is ready to entertain. Here are some tips to keep your backyard in order so you can have plenty of impromptu get-togethers. 

Toss ‘em

Now is the time to toss out all of the beach chairs, umbrellas, and broken beach shovels (I always managed to break the handle off of my pail by the end of the season). No use in keeping the broken ones that take up space and collect spiderwebs since they’re not being used.

Invest in some hidden storage

Nowadays, it’s not hard to find an oversized bin, fully equipped to hide your seat cushions, gardening tools or better yet, beach toys. Wayfair has a ton of different options that you can check out.

Party Pantry

Consider keeping your party supplies outside for easy access. Corral your plastic cups, plates, utensils and have them handy by your seating area whether stored in a closed off pantry or bar cart. Make sure you use tight-sealed bins so that dirt and dust cannot get into them when they’re not being used. For larger items, consider getting a storage shed that can hold bigger gardening tools, the lawn mower, etc.

Wrangle the Snake

The garden hose can be an eyesore as well as a safety hazard. Make sure you have a bin that can wind up and wrangle the snake before someone gets hurt and to keep your yard looking tidy.

Secret Garden

We all want to have our own secret garden, or at least those with green thumbs do. Make sure you keep it manicured so you don’t have weeds and dandelions joining the party as well. If you are someone that doesn’t like getting their hands dirty, give your local gardener a call to clean up the mess for you; the results will be an instant improvement.

Extra guests

Don’t be afraid to bring out some indoor seating if you’re expecting more guests than outdoor chairs to arrive, no need to purchase extra outdoor furniture that you might only use a few times a year. Another option is to keep it casual with picnic blankets.

Your backyard should be the last thing you’re concerned about when inviting people over to wine and dine. Prep the area beforehand with the right outdoor storage to make the process easy breezy. Now, sit back, relax and have someone flip those burgers for you!

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