Outdoor storage bench solution

Recently I got fed up hauling around car maintenance and bicycle gear in the trunk of my car for lack of a better place to put it. So I bought this outdoor storage bench on Amazon.com. It took me about 30 minutes to assemble.

The bench sports a padded seat, so it’s actually something you’d want to sit on. The wood smells nice and the box holds a LOT of stuff. I put the following in mine:

  • the blanket I use to protect the backseat when the dogs ride in the car;
  • picnic mat;
  • biking stuff (helmet, gloves, chain lubricant, lock and tire pump);
  • running stuff (reflective vest, fuel belt, energy gel, etc); and
  • car stuff, including ice scraper, wheel cleaner, chamois, paper towels and spray bottle of vinegar.

Thanks to the storage bench, the front porch looks uncluttered and inviting.

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