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10 Great Ideas for Secure Garbage Can Storage

10 Great Ideas for Secure Garbage Can Storage That’s Also Neat & Tidy

Raven feeding on rubbish from a rubbish bin in a city

ARE YOU SICK AND TIRED or looking at your smelly trash cans sitting beside or behind your house?

Do they seem to constantly attract all kinds of birds, bugs, rodents, and other pests?

Are you looking for some type of secure garbage can storage, but not really up to building what you need from scratch?

I know the feeling as I needed something for my trash cans and being pushed for time, did a little looking around to see what's out there. The good news is that there are a number of great models on the market at reasonable prices for you to choose from.

Things You Should be Looking for in Secure Garbage Can Storage Units

There are of course several things you need to consider before you start shopping for your garbage can storage shed. I recommend you keep all of these in mind while doing your homework to make sure you have the highest possible chance of getting the right one the first time.

  • Cost –  Start out by deciding how much you can afford to spend. Personally, I set two different amounts, the first is the amount I really want to spend, if I can find what I am looking for at this amount, then I consider it a win. Secondly, I set a maximum amount or how much more I am willing to spend if I find exactly what I am looking for and the price is more than I originally wanted to spend. (This gives me just a little bit of flexibility)
  • Size –  Like so many things in life, when it comes to secure garbage can storage, size does count. You need a storage unit that is big enough to fit all of your outdoor garbage cans and recycling bins. Anything smaller will still leave you with a smelly mess you and your neighbors will be able to see and smell.
  • Materials – Today, the most common materials used in the construction of garbage can storage sheds are either plastic or wood. Plastic typically costs significantly less (depending on brand), but wood may be better suited to climates where there is a lot of snow.
  • Appearance – While you might not think about the appearance of the structure you are buying to hide your garbage cans, your neighbors certainly will. Your best option is to buy a storage shed that blends into your yard rather than one that stands out like a sore thumb or for that matter an overflowing stinky garbage can.
  • Number of Doors –  This varies based on size and design, from those with a single front door to two doors and/or an openable roof. Make your choice based on the number of bins you plan to put in it and whether or not you want easy through the roof access. Bear in mind that the more doors your garbage can storage unit has, the more it is likely to cost.

One more thing to consider when shopping for a garbage can storage unit is whether you plan to use it for any other type of storage. For example, do you plan to store the family's bikes in there or a few garden tools? If so, you need to make sure that the final storage unit you buy is big enough to fit everything comfortably.

10 Great Secure Garbage Can Storage Units Worth Taking a Look At

1. Leisure Season Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed   

Three doors down or up as needed with this shed built to hold two full-size wheelie bins

LEISURE SEASON Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed

This large 3-door secure garbage can storage unit is made from tongue and groove planks and outdoor quality hardware for extra durability. The lid is curved to help eliminate snow, ice, and water build up and there is plenty of room for two large wheelie bins. With the doors open, rolling the bins in and out is a breeze. This shed is easy to assemble and comes with hydraulic lifts for the lid so you can open it easily with one hand.

Pros Cons
Solid wood construction Materials seem a bit flimsy
Easy to assemble Needs to be clear coated for better protection
Acrylic protective coating for longevity Lid can be hard to close for taller people

 

2. Suncast BMS4700 The Stow-Away Horizontal Storage Shed  

Reinforced floor with ramp makes rolling your trash cans in and out easier

Suncast_BMS4700_Garbage_ShedSUNCAST BMS4700 The Stow-Away Horizontal Storage

Made from blow-molded plastic, this garbage can storage shed is big enough to hold two 96-gallon wheelie bins. The sloping lid is mounted on a pair of pneumatic lifts to make opening it easier. The poly material used is UV and weather resistance and will hold up to the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter without rusting, corroding, or rotting. The two-tone gray finish fits in with most exterior decors and keeps the entire shed quite low-key.

Pros Cons
Blow Molded Plastic is strong and durable Must be placed on level ground or a foundation
Lots of interior space Takes a while to assemble
Moderately priced Poor quality manufacturing

 

3. Keter Store-It-Out MAX Outdoor Resin Storage Shed    

Wood grain good looks, polypropylene resin and steel construction for durability

Keter_Store_It_Out_MAX_Outdoor_Garbage_ShedKETER Store-It-Out Max Outdoor Resin Horizontal Storage

This stylish garbage can storage shed offers a lovely wood grain texture in neutral colors that will blend nicely into your yard. Made from polypropylene resin with steel reinforcement this shed will provide your trash bins with many years of protection. Like most good outdoor storage units, this one features two doors and an easy open roof. The roof features a “linking system” that lifts the tops of your trash bins when you raise the roof, making it easier than ever to throw your trash in the bin.

4. RubbishWrap Outdoor Garbage Enclosure – Trash Bin Shed Storage Double Unit     

Snap-together assembly lets you put this storage unit together in 5 minutes

RubbishWrap_Outdoor_Garbage_shedRubbishWrap_Outdoor_Garbage_shedRUBBISHWRAP Outdoor Garbage Enclosure

This garbage can storage unit may not have a roof, but what it lacks in a roof, it more than makes up for this lack in style. Made from a material that is wind, UV, and weather resistant, you can paint it to suit your exterior décor. The doors lift up out of the way for loading and unloading trash bins up to 96 gallons in size, the largest bins currently in use in the U.S. The best part is that the whole thing can be snapped together in five minutes without tools.

Pros Cons
Material is capable of being painted High cost
Very aesthetically pleasing appearance Not strong enough to keep larger animals out
Rapid Assemble Material easily damaged by weedeater string

 

5. Suncast BMS3400 34 cu. ft. Horizontal Shed    

Reinforced floor holds more weight than many sheds

Suncast_BMS3400_garbage_shedSUNCAST HorizonTal Shed

One of the best things about this storage shed from Suncast, is that it has a heavy-duty floor.  While most of us really don't need this for our trash cans, it can come in handy if you ever plan to use it for something else. The wood grain texture and neutral finish let this garbage can storage shed blend smoothly into your yard. Doors even have a built-in hasp so you can secure your bins with a padlock.

Pros Cons
Reasonably priced Only fits up to 43-gallon trash cans
Easy to assemble Hinges break off
Heavy-duty floor Needs to be placed on a solid foundation

 

6. Rubbermaid Outdoor Horizontal Storage Shed, Large

Features double walls for added strength and durabilityRUBBER

Rubbermaid_Outdoor_Horizontal_Storage_ShedRUBBERMAID Outdoor Horizontal Storage

This is not just meant to be a garbage can storage unit, it can be used for a  wide range of storage needs. Coming from Rubbermaid, it is (as you might expect) made from heavy-duty plastic that is dent, leak, and weather resistant.  Comes with notches for shelving molded into the sides to add more storage options. Total storage capacity is 32 cubic feet, giving it room for up to three standard size trash cans.

Pros Cons
Double wall construction for added strength Instructions are not correct or easy to follow
Room for 2 to 3 trash cans Doors do not stay in place wind blows open
Needs to be on a flat solid base Animals can get into your trash cans

 

7. Suncast FS4423 Outdoor Screen Enclosure

Elegant enclosure with no roof for your bins

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Not everyone needs or wants a garbage can storage enclosure that has a roof on it. This one can be used to screen your bins from the public eye and thanks to the lack of a roof, is very easy to get in and out of. The set comes with four panels and five posts that you can use to form an “L”, a “U”, or even a zigzag as needed. The resin material used to manufacture this screen is very durable and will resist the sun's UV rays as well as freezing temperatures. Each panel measures 23 inches wide.

Pros Cons
Very easy to assemble No roof to keep out weather and pests
No roof makes getting in and out easy Steel posts may eventually rust
Can be used for more than hiding your trash cans Blows over easily in the wind

 

8. Outdoor Living Today – Oscar Waste Management Shed  

Room for your garbage, compost, and recyclables

outdoor_living_waste_storage_shedOutdoor Living Today Oscar Waste Management Shed

The garbage can storage shed has room for a pair of 58-gallon trash cans or three smaller ones. Made from Western Red Cedar, this shed should provide you with many years of reliable service in virtually any type of weather. The arched lid makes it much easier for you to access the tops of your bins easily and has a pair of gas-charged cylinders to hold it up. The double front doors and lid fit together snugly to help keep critters on the outside.

Pros Cons
Western Red Cedar offers excellent durability Some of the pre-drilled holes don't line up
Excellent quality materials used throughout Gas shocks can be challenging to install
Easily to follow assembly instructions Online instructions better than those that come with it

9. Bosmere Rowlinson A042 Garbage Bin Storage Shed,   

Why settle for three doors when you can have four?

Bosmere_Rowlinson_Garbage_ShedBOSMERE  Rowlinson A042 Garbage Bin Storage Shed

When you are looking for an attractive garbage can storage shed, then this all wood beauty might be just what you are looking for. Instead of a single heavy lid, this model has the lid split into two halves that can be attached to the lids of your trash cans, lifting them up so you can easily throw your trash bags away. This shipboard style cladding is 12 millimeters thick for added durability.

Pros Cons
12 mm thick cladding for added durability No hydraulic cylinder to lift lids
Four doors for ease of access Wood lid props can fall out dropping lids
Chains lift trash can lids for convenience Thin roof may not hold heavy snow loads

 

10. Suncast BMS2500 Horizontal Storage Shed

Double wall resin construction with reinforced floor

Suncast_BMS2500_Horizontal_Storage_ShedSUNCAST BMS2500 Horizontal Storage Shed

The curved roof and double resin wall construction make this a very strong choice for your garbage can storage shed.  The three-door locking system ensures the doors stay firmly locked in place and help to keep animals out. The bolt-together assembly makes putting this shed together relatively easy. Curved lid features a prop rod to keep it up and the double doors make getting your wheelie bins in and out simple and stress-free.

Pros Cons
Durable double-wall construction Top may rip off in high winds
Easy bolt-together assembly Top warps in the hot summer sun
Holds up to two 96-gallon trash cans Made from flimsy materials

 

Time to Take Out the Trash

While only some of these are listed as being made specifically for garbage can storage, they can all be used for just about anything you want to put in them. It is very hard to decide which is the best, but for my money, I prefer the Leisure Season Large Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed. It might be a bit more expensive than some of the plastic/resin models but looks good beside my garage and keeps my garbage out of sight. I hope this information helps you find the right outdoor garbage can storage for you home.

I hope you have learned something about choosing a garbage can storage shed.  Got a question, query or comment, then please contact me here. If you liked this article there is more ZacsGarden on Facebook and Pinterest.

10 Practical Solutions for Your Motorcycle Shed

Man with no motorcycle shed

Although it may be picturesque to park your bike under a tree at sunset... its just not practical

When we think about motorbikes, we think about open roads and the exhilaration of riding. Not where we are going to stick our bike when we are not riding it

Leaving bikes out in the open leaves them to being covered in dirt, dust, and rust. So its not a real option. So to help, we have found a motorcycle shed for everyone. We think are great solutions, so you can spend more time riding... instead of cleaning

Because were not big fans of removing grime, dirt and bird poo either... Enjoy

Open Motorcycle Shed Comparison Table

#1 - MTS Grey Sport Shelter

PROS

CONS

Sleek design

Only one color scheme available

Very easy to use

Lady does not come with cover

Like the professionals...

This bike cover looks the part. It is a well designed solution that’s easy to use. All you need to do is ride your bike in, then close the cover over the top

The sliding cover means there is nowhere for water or dust to get on your motorbike. When we saw this we had one of those ‘why didn't I think of that moments.’ It’s simple, easy, it still looks motorcycle, and IT WORKS.

Practically the missus wont hate it either. It looks nice, and it sits below the fence line. It can also fit on a porch, veranda or deck (flooring mats are sold extra if you want to put it straight on the ground)

Overall:

A strong, lockable solution to keep the weather off of your pride and joy. Check out what size is right for your bike here

#2 - Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed

Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed Available Here

Room for 2

This is a nice complete solution. It is a typical family style shed but its size allows it to store 2 standard motorcycles side by side

It is well designed with skylights and windows in the doors for natural light, and it comes with a floor to limit the amount of dust inside the shed. There are also storage options for your accessories

The shed comes with instructions and is easily assembled, but requires a level concrete slab which is the owners responsibility to provide. But even with that added into the cost of the shed, it is still good value

PROS

CONS

Great Value

Not for Cruisers

Strong and Sturdy

Can't Paint It

Overall:

Nice compact, safe storage for two motorcycles. Read the reviews here

#3 - 15 x 8ft Outdoor Storage Shed

Lifetime 6446 15-by-8 Foot Outdoor Storage Shed with Shutters, Windows, and Skylights (Small) - a large motorcycle shed

15x8ft Outdoor Storage Shed Available Here

A kingdom for your motorcycle

Motorcycles can be a hobby for some and a religion for others. And if you’re the latter, then you need somewhere to worship… Welcome to your new sanctuary

With room for your bike, your tools, accessories, leathers, and even a parts bike you wont be short of space. You could possibly fit 4 bikes in here but it would be tough trying to get them out

Plastic sheds are also very easy to clean. So if you have an accident a clean floor, wall or even roof is only a can of degreaser and a few old towels away

There are plenty of storage options for tools, and even windows so you can see what you’re doing during the day. It wouldn’t be hard to run some lighting on the inside either for those late nights on the tools

PROS

CONS

Plenty of Space

A Little Pricey

Strong and Sturdy

Large Footprint

Overall:

If you’ve got the space, why not. You’ll know your bike is secure and it provides a nice place to work on it. Read homeowner reviews here

#4 - Yard Saver Lean-to

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PROS

CONS

Out of the Way Storage

Assembly Can Be Tedious

Secure Shed

No Natural Light

For when safety is a priority

Looking for a place to hide your bike? Then this discreet lean-to is perfect. Designed to sit up against a garage or house wall, the yard saver is out of the way and discreet looking

With no windows to see what’s inside, your bike is safely away from any prying opportunistic eyes

The double doors open up to the width of the shed (almost 4 feet) which is plenty to get your bike in and out, and the shed is long enough to store your accessories too

Overall:

A good solution for when your bike is for your eyes only. It’s great value too, one click to see the price

#5 - Delux All-Season Motorcycle Cover

PROS

CONS

Strong and Waterproof

Can Keep Humidity In

Easy to Find Right Size

Can Wear if Used A Lot

A final layer of protection

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry, and a little added protection never hurt anyone. That’s where a motorcycle cover comes in. If your leaving your bike outside, or its hibernating for the winter, a motorcycle cover can give you some more peace of mind

The covers are water resistant, and also keep the dust and dirt off your motorcycle. Although in humid weather, it can trap humidity in. And if you’re on the road, the cover rolls up into a tiny backpack so you can stick it behind or under your seat

If you’re concerned about getting the right fit, it takes only 3 steps to find the right size. You find your bike with the easy to use menu, then it suggests the size that you need, then order

Overall:

The best cover we could find for an extra safeguard for your motorcycle. Find your correct size here

#6 - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed - Barn

Best Motorcycle Shed - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed Barn

PROS

CONS

Everything Included in Delivery

Your Wife Might Want it for Her Stuff

Strong Door Handles & Locks

A Pricier Option

The strength and simplicity of wood

If you want plenty of storage for your motorcycle, but never thought you could build a wooden shed then this is your answer. Everything is included with delivery in this strong and simple to build 8 x 8 foot shed. Yes even the shingles and the floor!

Made from 2 x 4 stud and wood paneling, this shed is straightforward to put up. The double doors make it easy to get your ride in and out, and there is a loft shelf to keep your helmet and other gear off the floor

On the down side it isn't the cheapest shed in this list. You will also want to position the doors facing south to get the light in. The size is great for motorcyle storage, but not really big enough to work on your bike

Overall:

Simple to construct storage for your pride and joy... and it only takes a friday afternoon to put it together. See the prices here

#7 - Steel Storage Shed by Arrow

PROS

CONS

Shelves Provided

Getting In and Out on a Windy Day

Great Value

Locking Mechanism Not Very Good

Economical bike storage

The best thing about this shed, apart from its durability and value, is that you can place this shed pretty much anywhere and have it up in half a day

The floor frame kit is included, so all you need is some plywood (and any base that you were going to use) and the shed kit and you’re ready to go

The shed isn’t tall so you shouldn’t’ have to worry about your HOA giving your grief about it. And just like more expensive solutions it will keep the rain, dust and dirt at bay

Usually used for gardening equipment, it will also hold a standard motorcycle. Getting it in and out might take some practice on a windy day but nothing a few lose bricks won’t fix

Overall:

It’s a simple and economical solution to your motorcycle storage problem. Read homeowner reviews here.

#8 - Shed-in-a-Box

PROS

CONS

Can House Multiple Bikes

Can Get Dusty

Good Value

No Real Security

Your bike and a few others things…

This storage tent is a bit larger than standard motorbike covers, which allows you to store all yoru accessories and even another motorbike!

Being a fabric/canvas shed, its biggest weak point is the cover. But this one has a serious fabric covering, treated for UV and fading, among other things

We’re not huge fans of fabric sheds here, but if you are going to buy one, then this is a good one.

Overall:

A good value solution, for those who need more than just bike storage. See the price in one click here

#9 - Quictent Motorcycle Storage Tent

PROS

CONS

Easy to Assemble

Not Pretty

Protects from Rain, Snow, Dust and UV Light

Floor Not Included

Custom made solution

Want a tailored solution that you can put it up in less than an hour, and have a cover over your motorbike before the rain sets in?

This motorcycle storage tent is an easy way to protect your bike. Set up the frame, put the lining on and you’re done. However, if you want something sturdy that the wife will accept then look elsewhere

But no matter what the look, it has a powdercoated steel frame and will keep the weather out

Overall:

Quite a strong storage solution for what it is. Read those homeowner reviews here

#10 - Large Vertical Storage Shed

PROS

CONS

Looks Neat and Inconspicuous

Won't Fit Larger Bikes

Has Shelving Options

Requires Foundation

"I can’t believe it’s a bike shed..."

Yes! It doesn't look like a motorcycle shed at all, and that’s what we like about it (and probably what your wife likes about it too.)

It’s a tight fit but the shed will fit smaller bikes, and there is enough room for your helmet and other gear but not much else. Not enough space for your better half to want to store her ‘once-a-year-crockery’

The plastic construction means no maintenance, and a rigid construction at a reasonable price. Although be sure to check the length of your bike, the outside depth of the shed is 6.3ft

Overall:

A strong shelter that will disguise your motorcycle gear. Read homeowner reviews here

Haven't found what you are looking for yet? What about this...

#11 - H-D Dome Tent with Parking

PROS

CONS

Never Leave Your Bike Again

Wife Will Wonder Where You Are

Protects You Both From the Weather

Kids Will Miss You

Have a special connection with your bike?

This is a standard motorcycle cover. It’s just some tent material that gets zipped over your bike. The only difference is its attached to a tent

We love this idea. This way you don’t have to leave your bike at all! And if your wife misses you, there’s room for her and her bike too!

It may seem novel but Harley owners say it’s a great tent. Strong and durable, easy to pack up and the ‘garage’ does detach from the tent when you and the wife need some ‘alone time’

Overall:

We think it’s a great way to make friends at your next overnight bike event. As curious people wonder which part you sleep in… with the bike, or your wife? Available here

Special Mentions

Mike G. has written in to say he recently purchased a cycleshell and is happy with it. It's a marine fabric made (tent like) motorcycle shelter that is strong enough to take some snow and decent winds. You can check it out for yourself here.

In Summary...

Ok, so number 11 was a bit of a gag but it could come in handy. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for when it comes to a motorcycle shed.

If you have any suggestions for what should be in this list then please use the contact page.

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The 10 Simple Portable Storage Sheds

10 simple portable storage shed

Need to free up some space in your home?

Can't put up with the clutter in your garage, basement or hallway? How about some temporary storage, that you can use when you need to?

Portable sheds are a quick and value for money. They are great for renters and anyone who needs a convenient storage solution.

This list is full of portable sheds and portable storage ideas for very household storage issue. Some of these sheds are more portable than others, but they can all be relocated when needed.

We're sure hope you will find what you are after.

Enjoy.

Portable Storage Shed Comparison Table

Keter Woodland Storage Shed

Keter Woodland Storage Shed

If you don’t need much storage, then this little shed is for you

It's lightweight, easily moved and is a perfect size for two bins or some pool or garden equipment. It will keep the water off your equipment while looking nice in your yard.

A simple solution, assembly is easy and can be done in less than 1 hour. The unit can also be easily moved with a hand trolley.

Some reviewers have complained about the longevity of this unit, however it does really require a place that is protected from the sun, and other harsh weather. You also can’t be rough with it; otherwise its lifespan will be significantly shortened. It is a cheaper unit not built for harsh weather, so don’t expect the Taj Mahal here.

Overall, the Keter Woodland Storage Shed  is a good little shed if treated right.

ProsCons
Easy to assemble and moveSmall storage space

Flower House XL

Flower House SHSM655 StorageHouse Walk-In Storage House, L

Looking for a cheap and easy solution to your outdoor storage problems?

Look no further. The flower house is a storage tent that is mobile, inexpensive and does the job.

It is easy to move and has enough room for two adult bikes, or your push mower and garden tools. Assembly can be done in under an hour, but requires 2 people.

Being a cheaper solution, the wall lining is thin and can tear with any moderate force. It is easily repaired with duct tape however, this doesn’t leave a great look for your yard.

Overall, the Flower House is a good little temporary storage unit, especially for those in moderate climates (like California).

ProsCons
CheapThin wall lining
Easy to moveNot for rough conditions

Yardstash half open

The Yardstash III

Need a place to store your bikes and small garden equipment?

Then the Yardstash is constructed like a tent, which makes it easily movable and very well priced.

You can set it up almost anywhere from a balcony to a designated car park in a large complex.

It is strong, the material in the Yardstash is a lot stronger than other storage tents,  but it’s not a wooden or metal shed. It does tend to work better in semi-sheltered areas like under a pergola or alongside your house.

The size is a little limiting, because of the nylon you can’t really put any shelves up. It will however fit a push lawn mower and some garden accessories in there. The large flap door allows easy access to all your equipment.

The YardStash III is great buy for renters, those without much room, and campers who take the mountain biking seriously

ProsCons
Setup is easyNot for fully exposed areas
Portable and easy to moveDurability questionable

Suncast Storage Building

Suncast Storage Building 7.5ft x 3ft

A great storage shed for the money

The Suncast storage building sits very well up against a fence or an outside wall of your home.

The two doors open up quite wide and you can easily get a push mower, garden tools and other odds and ends inside. When the doors are shut, they are lockable to keep little prying fingers out.

As for moving it, the shed is tougher to move than other sheds. If moving it from one house to another you will need a pickup or similar to move this. It will require some planning on your part. Although moving this shed does void the warranty, reviewers seem to have no problem moving it around.

This 7.5 x 3 ft storage building is a great shed, especially if you are renting and like to keep your gardening and outside equipment outside.

ProsCons
StrongA little pricey
Looks GreatRequires base

Suncast Utility Storage Cabinet

Suncast C3600G Utility Storage Base Cabinet

If your laundry, garage or shed is overflowing then here is an inexpensive compact storage solution.

Lockable double doors allow for plenty of storage. This compact unit contains 2 shelves that can hold up to 75 pounds each.

This is great for many small items, from cleaning products to paint tins and other odds and ends. But the best part is that you can stack these cabinets on top of each other, for added extra storage with no extra floor space required.

The Suncast utility unit can be stored in semi sheltered areas and the plastic makes it easy to move and clean when needed.

It is easy to assemble, set up and use which is why it made our top 10 list.

ProsCons
Easy to moveNot for large items
Stackable

Rubbermaid Vertical Storage Unit

Rubbermaid 3749 Vertical Storage Shed

Looking for a neat way to store your garden equipment outside?

If you are, this vertical storage shed from Rubbermaid is made for you.

The shed has lockable doors, is easy to assemble and easy to move with a hand trolley/truck. It looks neat and has a small footprint which helps it fit into any yard.

You can put shelves in it, but they aren’t included (can order direct from Rubbermaid). The shelves sit back so you can still fit your rake and shovel in there along with other smaller equipment.

Because of its size it is a little top heavy and needs to be supported by something, whether that’s the side of your house or a fence. Especially in windy conditions.

Overall, Rubbermaid 3749 Vertical Storage Shed, 17-cubic ft is a good little shed which is easily movable from one place to the next.

ProsCons
Easy to moveA little top heavy
Great for long itemsShelves not included

Suncast Vertical Tool Shed

Suncast Vertical Tool Shed

Made from resin, this vertical tool shed has plenty of space to organize your yard

The color is neutral which will fit in with any house and yard. And the shed looks like a domesticated shed, not a storage locker like some others do.

The small footprint will fit easily on a patio, deck or balcony which is great for people living in a condos and apartments. The shed comes with hook holes that allow you hang items (like rakes and brooms) and internal spaces for shelves.Although the actual hooks and shelves do not come with the shed.

Being a vertical shed, it does need support especially in windy conditions, either to a fence or the side of your house. And it isn’t for storing electronics or documents, and it’s not large enough to store a mower in there.

Overall the Suncast Vertical Tool Shed is a good looking solution with plenty of storage for a small space

ProsCons
Easy to moveA little top heavy
Great for long itemsToo small for mower

ShelterLogic Round Style Auto Shelter

ShelterLogic Round Style Auto Shelter

Looking for a large portable shed that’s great value and easy to move?

This round style auto shelter is huge, almost echo huge. There’s enough room for a car in there, so there’s plenty of room for your bikes, mowers, or even a ping pong table.

The shelter itself is made from UV treated fabric to stop fading, and the steel frame is powder coated to give it more durability. Both ends have zip doors for privacy or to keep the rain out.

Although the steel frame gives the shelter a solid frame, it’s covered in fabric which is not designed for tough weather. This shelter is really a Spring, Summer and maybe Fall shelter, and is not a permanent structure. There is also no floor but it will sit on lawn just fine.

This extra large, portable round style auto shelter is a good buy… if the weather near your house is nice and calm, and you have the room for it.

ProsCons
LargeLight duty
Easy to assemble\moveNot for harsh weather

ShelterLogic Shed-in-a-Box

ShelterLogic Shed-in-a-Box

Don’t like fabric based sheds because they are not strong and durable?

The Shed-in-a-Box might change your mind. It is quite sturdy for a fabric shed, and is secured to the ground with metal plates and auger anchors. There is also a ‘ratchet tite’ tensioning system that keeps the polyethylene cover connected to the frame.

To suit your needs it comes in a few different sizes (8x8x8, 6x6x6, 10x10x8, 6x10x6 and others) and is a great place to store firewood, your ATV, a ride on mower or even patio furniture.

There is no shed with the floor so you will need to put a tarp down if the ground gets wet.

Also, like every other fabric shed it is only really a temporary solution. The fabric rubbing back and forth on the frame will sooner or later cause the cover to rip.

Our verdict is the Shed-in-a-Box is a good value, multipurpose temporary solution. It does come with a 1 year warranty against manufactured defects for peace of mind. The cheapest we’ve seen it for is at Amazon, but Home Depot sells it as well.

ProsCons
Good ValueAssembly can be tedious
Holds 3 bikesExtras are required
Stand up to snow

Portable Storage Tent Garden Shed Motorcycle Storage Cover Garage Tool Shed

Portable Storage Tent Garden Shed Motorcycle Storage Cover Garage Tool Shed

Need a place for your motorbike, ATV or ride on mower?

This affordable, portable storage tent comes with 2 shelves for your knickknacks, some see through panels to allow light in, and can be assembled in less than 30 minutes.

The design is good, and the shed is supported to the ground with a PVC frame, string and stakes. Although it is quite tall, strong winds shouldn't blow this unit over if it is installed correctly.

It is covered with a heavy duty canvas lining, but like all fabric sheds this will not fare well in rough weather conditions. It is better placed with some cover in your hard, e.g. against a fence or your house.

This portable storage tent doesn't look great, but it will keep what’s in their dry and out of the sun. See the exact price here.

ProsCons
Easily movableNot for harsh climate
Long enough for motorbikes and ATVsDoesn't look good

 

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The Top 10 Bike Storage Sheds

Bike Storage Sheds

Love cycling, but fed up with bikes cluttering your hallway, laundry, or entrance?

Bikes are for freedom, but in the winter when they are lying around the house they can feel like they are trapping you in.

We believe the best storage is dry, secure and big enough to store your bikes and equipment, but also not be cluttering up your home.

With that in mind we have scoured the internet looking for bike storage sheds, and options to keep your bikes out of your bedroom.

There is something for your pride and joy, no matter what your budget or circumstance.

Open Bike Sheds Comparison Table

#1 - Bosmere Trimetals Bicycle Storage Unit

Bosmere Trimetals Bicycle storage unit

PROS

CONS

Sturdy

Bland Appearance

Low Maintentence

A Little Pricey

A tough, custom made bicycle storage shed

A tough, custom made solution to your storage needs. It's a metal shed that's PVC coated and the exterior fixings are stainless steel, so it will last for years. In fact its guaranteed for 25 years.

The design allows you to keep your bikes away from the house, although you may want to bolt it to something. The manufacturers say depending on the size of your bikes, it will hold up to 3.

The roof/lid slides up and allows easy access to your bikes. You will have to lift your bikes in and out which may be a deal breaker for some. Available in two colors

#2 - Lifetime 6405 8-by-10 Resin Shed

PROS

CONS

Plenty of Storage Space

Requires Flat, Level Base

Heavy Duty

Assembly Requires 2 People

Maintenance Free

Added Extras Can Be Expensive

Want a secure space for your families bikes, and a place to fix them?

This shed is more like a palace for your bikes. It looks better than some of the other houses in the street! And best thing yet, the shed requires little to no maintenance.

The sheds design is well thought out. It is reinforced with powder coated steel, and comes with vents to stop condensation on the inside. We like this shed because of the natural light that is let in by the skylight and window; great for a small workbench.

It also comes with some shelves to store your bits and bobs. And if you don’t think 8x10 foot is big enough, you can buy an extension kit with extra window. For security it also comes with lockable doors, although the windows don’t come with shutters.

We couldn’t go past the Lifetime 8 x 10 shed for value for money.It looks great, can be placed anywhere there’s room and will stand up to tough weather conditions.

#3 - The Yardstash IV

PROS

CONS

Setup is Easy

Not for Fully Exposed Areas

Portable and Easy to Move

Durability Questionable

If space and price are factors for you...

Then the latest Yardstash is worth a look

It's a new take on an old problem. Using a thick canvas material as protection against the elements instead of a typical more rigid one.

The pros and cons really fall on these lines, it is portable and easy to assemble, so it is good for those in apartments, townhouses and anyone who needs to be creative with their space.

But the use of a tent like structure also provides less rigidness and durability than its more traditional counterparts. It does need at least some protection from the elements, and doesn’t take abuse well. Overall the Yardstash is an easy and affordable solution for those who have limited areas in which to put it.

Accompanyment: Racor PBS-2R Two-Bike Floor Bike Stand– the shed needs a stand for the bikes to be stored correctly, and this is the one we recommend.

The YardStash IV is the latest canvas storage system from Yardstash. It is a cheap and easy way to provide protection for your bikes.

#4 - Suncast Glidetop Slide Lid Shed

Suncast BMS4900 Glidetop Slide Lid Shed

PROS

CONS

No Maintenance Required

Requires Flat, Level Base

Suits Any Yard

Not Much Room For Accessories

No HOA/Council Approval Required*

Only One Color Scheme Availble

3 bikes? No worries!

This solution is large enough for your bikes, but small enough not to get your council or HOA involved.

It looks great and is easy to put together. One person can do it in less than an hour and you don’t need tools, only a ‘+’ screwdriver. For more convenience, Amazon and other outlets will deliver to your door. The shed comes with a heavy duty plastic floor, but requires a flat, level surface for the doors to work properly. This is something that shed owners need to organize.

The lid slides open for easy walk in access to your bikes and equipment. It is lockable as well with a padlock at the front of the unit. The hard plastic is very tough and will outlast many of its competitors. It can be placed with full exposure to the elements and still looks great and work as intended, time after time. And because it’s plastic, there is little to no maintenance required.

The Glidetop Slide Lid Shed is a long lasting solution for your bikes, so if you are the type of person who wants it done right first time, then look no further.

*Check your Home Owners Association (HOA), but typically horizontal sheds like these have no need for approval

#5 - The Rowlinson Wallstore

Bosmere WS1881H closed doors

PROS

CONS

Great Looking Solution

Tight Fit for 2 Bikes

Small Footprint

Needs Caulking to be Watertight

Lockable

Requires Some Assembly

This handsome storage shed protects your bikes out of the elements

Because it’s made from wood, it is strong enough to handle the elements, and it is easy to add hooks on walls or a floor stand for your bike

The downside is the shed is 6ft wide (outside) so it can be a little tight for some bikes. If you’re thinking about this shed, measure your bike(s) first.

Assembly is quite easy as the panels are delivered pre-made. However the shed does require a level base which the owner needs to organize.

Otherwise, Rowlinson Wallstore is a great storage solution for your bikes, especially for the look and the price.

#6 - Arrow Hamlet 10 ft. x 8 ft. Steel Shed

Arrow Hamlet

PROS

CONS

Great Value

Assembly Required (2 People)

Tough & Durable

Panels Can Feel Flimsy

If you want a lot of storage space for your bikes, on a budget...

Then metal sheds are where to look. We like this one because it gives you a massive 10x8 footprint which is ample storage space for your bikes.

But just because it is budget priced, doesn’t mean its budget quality. The galvanized steel construction protects from rain, wind and snow loads.

Assembly is a little tedious, however if the instructions are followed, anyone can do it. The individual shed parts can feel a little flimsy, but once the shed is together, it is quite stable.

There are a lot of extras available from Arrow, some of which are needed, including the floor, and base support. There is also a roof strengthening kit if you are in heavy snow prone areas. Although the parts you do get are good quality.

The steel panels are electrogalvanized which protects against rust and corrosion from the elements. The lockable doors open wide to easily get bikes in and out, and the roof is high so you don’t have to live in a Notre Dame Bell Tower to use it.

Our verdict:

The Arrow Hamlet Steel Storage Shed is a well-designed, rugged shed that has plenty of bang for your buck.

#7 - Shed-in-a-Box Canopy Storage Shed

PROS

CONS

Good Value

Assembly Can Be Tedious

Holds Many Bikes (Size Dependent)

Additional Extras Required

Stands Up to Snow

No Floor Included

An affordable, neat looking solution

This canvas storage solution keeps bikes bone dry, even in the snow.

The unit will fit in three bikes quite comfortably; all you need is a place to put it, some time to figure out the instructions and a bike stand. We wonder about the real ‘toughness’ of canvas units. The manufacturer claims that the polyethylene cover has been treated for everything including fade, and fungal resistance.

It also comes with a steel frame so it can take some weight on the roof. This unit doesn't come with a floor though, so you will need to put it somewhere you are happy for your bikes to sit (gravel, deck, concrete). Being canvas like material, it can also be susceptible to condensation depending on your climate.

Assembling the unit can be a little frustrating first time; however one person can do it by themselves (a ladder helps). There are also some extras that you may need, depending on where you put it (longer augers/pegs, roll up door kit, and extra fixings).

Our verdict, The Shed-in-a-Box is a reasonably priced, storage solution for your bikes that fits most yards.


#8 - KLOUD CITY Waterproof Bicycle Cover

KLOUD City Waterproof Picycle cover

PROS

CONS

Cheap

Can Rip if Handled Rough

Fast Way to Cover a Bike

Does Not Support Bike

Mobile - Can Take it Anywhere

Offers No Security

Only need a poncho for your bike?

If you want to keep light rain, sun and wind off your bike, then this is fast and easy solution.

This cover is inexpensive, lightweight yet durable and protects well against the elements.

Being a nylon cover it is portable, and waterproof. Although if your rough with it, it will rip. The elastic bottom holds the cover on in stormy conditions and make it easy to put on and take off. But because there are no vents, it can sweat inside a little in warmer humid climates.

The KLOUD City bicycle cover is a fast solution for protection against the elements - Great for covering your bike on the balcony, deck or porch.

#9 - Backyard Discovery Peak Ready Shed 

Best Bike Storage Shed - Backyard Discovery Readh Shed

PROS

CONS

Everything Included & Ready to Go

A Little Pricey for Storing Bikes

Strong Door Handles & Locks

Neighbors Will Want to Store Their Bikes

A Strong, Simple and Durable Shed for Your Bikes

The benefits are pretty clear with this one. Everything is included, which makes it a simple task to put together. If you do need some help with assembly, then it can be provided for a little extra fee. The shed even comes primed in grey for convenience. All you need to do is assemble it and paint it the color your want.

It is a little more expensive than some of the other options on this list, but if you are looking to enhance the value of your home you might think it's worth it.​ There are also other perks. The double doors make getting in and out easy with your bike, and after you fix the shed to the ground, the locks will keep your bikes secure.

Solid bicycle storage, if you have the space and can afford it... See the prices and options here.

#10  -DIY Bike Storage Shed Plans

bike-storage-shed-plans

PROS

CONS

Get Good Quality at Good Price

DIY Can Take Time

Custom Fit to Your Needs

May Require Permit Application & Approval

Do you like a project?

If you love your bike, the why not custom make your own bike storage shed?

You can buy the plans to make things easy so you can get all the info you need. DIY is a great way to get a great quality shed and SAVE money.

These shed plans have many different sizes and styles, so you don’t have to spend your time working out length sizes and drawing plans up yourself for the Council or Home Owners Association.

DIY is not for everyone, but if you want to take on a project then these bike storage shed plans will help you create one that you can be proud of.

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In Summary...

We've really tried to cover all bases with this bicycle shed guide. For every budget, every amount of space and every bike. If you think we've missed something, then why not let us know.

If you have any suggestions for what should be in this list then please use the contact page.

And if you don't why not share this with your friends and start a conversation about how they store their bikes. You might find some great ideas from it