20 of the Most Genius Organizing Tips for Outside of Your House

A place for everything, and everything in its shed.

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Oh My! Creative + Debbie Williams for eHow

Whether you use your yard for growing fruits and veggies, entertaining neighbors or encouraging your kids to get some Vitamin D on the daily, these tips will keep it looking tidy throughout the long summer months.

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Hang Tools Vertically

Instead of stashing your ladder in the basement, your shovel in the tool shed and everything else in the garage, you'll save time searching for items if they are all on one rack. This is an easy DIY (or you can ). 

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Hide Your Hose

Nothing clutters up a yard faster than a. The base on this swivels to make unwinding easy. When you're done, just use the crank to reel it in again.

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Create Outdoor Zones

It's easy for your yard to be taken over by everyone else's stuff, but a good way to avoid that is by designating zones. The kids can play with all of their toys in the back by the swing set, while you keep your garden tools in a . Your husband can have the shed to safely store his machines and gadgets. 

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Buy a Potting Bench

We all know there are endless garden tools to store, and when you don't have the space, things can become cluttered really fast. A potting bench is the perfect place to keep everything you need. This way you're not tripping over clippers and you'll always know where to find your gloves. 

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Debbie Williams for eHow
Store Towels in the Sun

Instead of letting kids hang their towels along your porch railing (what an eyesore),  (or ) that can hold several at once and, when positioned in the sun, will help towels  too.

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GDF Studio
Use a Tall Shelf

Just like inside your home, are one of the most versatile pieces you can invest in for the outside too. All you have to do is spray it with a clear, weather-resistant spray to keep it from tarnishing, and you instantly have a place to neatly display your outdoor decor. 

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Lazy Daze
Store Outside Cooking Gear

Certain utensils, napkins and condiments are for the outdoors only. But instead of just leaving them haphazardly by the grill all week, store them in a . 

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Use Every Surface

Just like you shouldn't waste wall space inside your house, you shouldn't outside of it either. These stick to doors, siding or trim, so you can hang them on your fence to keep grilling tools within reach.

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Invest in a Shed

Not only does a shed add value to your property, but it also lets you store bulky or heavy items near where you need to use them, like your mower near your lawn.

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Create Dividers With Gravel

If you want to create a dedicated place for dining in your yard, use gravel instead of grass to identify this area. This is easier to install than a , but serves the same purpose.

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Go Untraditional

Having an outdoor bar means just another surface that can get untidy. Instead of going the traditional route, make a that you can pull out when guests are over. Or buy a cooler cart that can be easily tucked away — it will add less mess to your space, but still allow you to entertain in style. 

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Use Lights to Direct Kids

Sometimes when you invite the whole neighborhood over, it's hard to keep track of all the children running around. One solution:  around your yard and tell kids they can't go outside of them.

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Stash Toys Together

All parents know hula hoops and jump ropes are tough to wrangle. But if your kids can't get enough of them, a will make keeping them under control a breeze.

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Outdoor Lamp Compnay
Stand Items Upright

That goes for

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Buy a Bike Stand

Instead of getting frustrated every time your kids' friends leave their strewn all over your yard, set up a portable bike stand out front for them to use when they're visiting.

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Cover Your Grill

Not only does keep stains and any wear and tear concealed, but it will protect your grill from the elements and help keep it clean too. You can also hide grill tools underneath — win, win! 

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Use a Ball Organizer

Anyone who lives with athletes knows the struggle of having basketballs all over the yard. But if you set up a DIY bungee cord organizer (or buy ), you can convince your kids putting them away is like a game.

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Make Your Bench Work Harder

The space under a patio bench is usually wasted, but a storage-savvy design lets you hide toys and other accessories when friends come over at the last minute.

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House Pet
Hide Your AC

No one wants air conditioning units or big garbage cans stealing the show from their adorable front door. Build a stylish wooden (or buy some ) to conceal them.

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Roll Rafts Out of Sight

Neon inner tubes and beach umbrellas are fun in the sun, but when no one's using them, they can be a little much. This storage bin keeps pool accessories organized when not in use.

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