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Shed That Yard Clutter

Reviewing: Rubbermaid 7 Cu Ft Vertidal Storage  |  Rating:
sizwizz By sizwizz on
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We bought this Rubbermaid Vertical Shed about 5 years ago, to store our fold-up patio chairs. The chairs had cushions attached to them, (which were not easily removed), so every time it rained I scrambled to find a place to stash these things! My husband keeps the garage neat and tidy, and 4 chairs tossed in there did not fit in with his order of things! In his opinion, the garage is for cars and tools. Lawn furniture? Never!

A shed was just what I needed to solve my problem. A little sprinkle... I folded the chairs up and strategically placed them inside the shed. Since this Rubbermaid shed is vertical, (versus the bench-style) I had to stack the chairs on top of each other, two by two. As long as I could close the doors, I was happy with that arrangement. Everything stayed nice, and dry!

The fold-up chairs are long gone, and over the last 5 years the Rubbermaid shed protected things like, gardening tools, seat cushions, table umbrellas, covers for the grill, and I even had a small frog living in there for awhile!

Assembly is required when you buy this shed. All pieces are made of interlocking heavy plastic, so it's easy to put together. Inside the box you'll get a roof, a floor, two sides, the back, and two front doors. It has a grid floor to help keep long handled tools in place. Up to 4 shelves can be added to the molded-in grooves, if you like a more organized type storage. Another plus is the option to lock the front doors to keep little ones from getting into chemicals, or cutting themselves on something sharp. However, the shelving and the locks do not come with the shed.

One word of warning... If there isn't much weight in the shed and it gets super-windy, it will blow over. Even though my shed is in a protected area, the wind caught it just right and tossed it about 12 feet. Surprisingly, it did little harm to the structure other than loosen up a bit where the pieces are joined. But that only happened one time under stormy conditions.

To sum things up, I like it, it's sturdy, and it's good for storing those 'little extras". In hindsight, I wish I would have purchased the bench-style storage unit instead, because it seems more practical for me. Maybe next time... that is, if this shed ever wears out!

Here are the specs on this model of the Rubbermaid Vertical Shed:

17 cu ft of storage

Measures 72"H X 30"W X 25" D (outside measurements when assembled)