Random necessities, like citronella candles, never seem to have a home. Give them a place to rest.
1. Vase. Looks can be deceiving. This vase resembles ceramic but is made of fiber-glass and weighs just 26 pounds. At 48 inches high and 25 inches wide, it can hold patio umbrellas, tiki torches, and more. Find something similar at jamaligarden.com.
2. Bench. Want to stay warm on brisk summer nights? Store throws in this cypress bench. It’s treated with polyurethane, so it can remain outdoors through the winter. Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
3. Shelving unit. Unlike most other systems, the steel InterMetro unit can carry an impressive load. Each shelf holds up to 500 pounds (shelves, $22 to $28 each; posts, $13 each: containerstore.com).
4. Bins. Though intended for hauling leaves and debris, rubber Tubtrugs ($15 to $17 each, gardeners.com) can corral just about anything.
5. Jars. Easy-to-misplace items, like dog leashes, are visibly contained in these country store–style glass jars ($4 to $7 each, containerstore.com).
6. Caddy. Use this wood carryall ($24, Park Hill Collection, 888-603-3334) for candles or bug spray.
7. Toolbox. This neon tin box (for a similar product, $38, sears.com) keeps tools within sight and reach.