Seven Clever Storage Items to Make Outdoor Entertaining a Breeze

Warmer weather means moving your gatherings outdoors, and if you're looking for ways to make entertaining alfresco even easier, consider these seven storage items. From a gorgeous rattan bar cart to patio benches to wicker side tables, these sneaky and clever weather-resistant storage pieces will hold and protect cushions, pillows, wine glasses, towels, firewood, and more.

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Wrapped Rattan Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart

A gorgeous rattan bar cart makes entertaining outdoors a breeze, and this weather-resistant piece is the ultimate storage spot. Complete with a six-bottle wine rack, hanging glassware racks, glass shelving, and wheels for easy moving, this bar cart is not only chic but functional. ($561, usually $748; anthropologie.com)

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Threshold Fullerton Patio Storage End Table

Add style and function to your outdoor entertaining space with a sleek wicker end table. This weather-resistant piece doubles as a storage space for patio games, pillows, or anything else you need. ($112, usually $150; target.com)

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Huntington Outdoor Baskets

These all-weather wicker baskets effortlessly organize all your outdoor essentials. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, they can be used to store pool towels and accessories, pillows, firewood, beverages, and more. Plus, they're water- and fade-resistant! (from $50; potterybarn.com)

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Outdoor Cushion Storage Bag

Never let your patio pillows get ruined by rain, snow, dust, or dirt again thanks to these heavy-duty, water-resistant polypropylene storage bags. Featuring a double zipper for extra protection and available in a variety of sizes to fit your outdoor furniture, these storage bags make preserving your patio pieces even easier. ($10; thecontainerstore.com)

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Eden 70-Gallon Outdoor Storage Bench

Make the most of your outdoor entertaining space with a patio deck storage box that also doubles as seating. Made of all-weather plastic resin with UV protectant, this bench is perfect for storing all of your outdoor tools, pillows, grilling equipment, and more without fading, denting, rusting, or chipping. ($112; homedepot.com)

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Walker Three-Tier Garden Station

This tiered garden station is so much more than just a piece to showcase your gorgeous greenery. Use the deep stone-like shelves to hold drinks, hors d'oeuvres, candles, blankets, and so much more. ($449; crateandbarrel.com)

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Belleze Portable Rolling Ice Chest

Keep your drinks cold and your guests happy with this rolling cooler. With drain plugs and a bottle opener with a bottle cap catcher attached to the front, this bar cart is made for easy cleaning and even easier entertaining. ($160, usually $219; walmart.com)

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