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    No Mould

    Moulds are a big threat to wooden sheds. A moist environment such as a garden is conducive to mould growth. But if your shed is made out of plastic, you don’t need to worry about moulds. I guess this is one good reason my mum chose to a plastic garden storage over a wooden one.

    Weather Resistant

    The good thing about plastic is that it is pretty much resistant to all types of weather condition. Especially the thickness is sufficient enough and if the plastic is engineered or reinforced. I tried looking up if the plastic Keter uses is reinforced. In case it is not, I am counting on the thickness of the plastic to withstand the harshest weather conditions. I’ve seen a lot of reviews from people who already have this storage box saying how happy they are that it kept the things inside dry.

    Easy to Assemble

    I can pretty much say it is easy to assemble since she was able to do it on her own. Though I’m thinking that one of the reasons she was able to do it is because of the MacGyver TV series that my mum is a big fan of.

    Easy to clean

    What I like about the Keter Store It Out MIDI is that again, since it is made of plastic, it is easy to clean. A sponge or damp cloth pretty much does the job. This way, I won’t have to worry about my mum exhausting herself too much.

    Less Maintenance

    I love seeing wooden furniture and wooden sheds in gardens. I like the how stuff made of wood feels environment-friendly and in-tune with nature. But what I do not like about them is maintenance. And if you have a wooden shed like the one I have in my garden, maintenance is going to be quite costly. Having a plastic storage I guess has this advantage over a wooden storage. Minimal to no maintenance is needed.

    Wide Entry

    What separates the Keter Store It Out MIDI from all other plastic storages, or garden boxes is the extra wide entry. It opens on the top like a regular garden storage box and the front opens up like a door. This is a big factor in terms of competition against other products in my opinion since this is the first plastic storage box I’ve seen that opens in a unique way.


    Cons in detail


    Strength

    Although it is mentioned above that being weatherproof is an advantage, it is still made of plastic. As a result, it inherits the same weaknesses of plastic I can think of like extreme temperatures and fire. Too much heat and the plastic will soften a bit--this, of course, affects the overall sturdiness of the structure. Yes, wooden storages are prone to fire, but there are fire-proofing treatments available. I tried researching if Keter plastic is fire resistant but to no avail.

    Security

    The Keter Store It Out MIDI plastic storage comes with the option to have locks. However, security is still something I am concerned with since obviously, plastic is not as hard as wood or metal. I’ve tried putting myself in a garden-tools-thief point of view and I’m pretty sure I can open a plastic storage with less to no noise faster than that made of a wood or metal.


    Things to consider when Buying a Garden Storage


    Brand

    This is one of the first things I look at in anything I buy. I find peace in a product that has already established a reputation. After all, you won’t have your name associated with something that is not going to be productive. And if a product comes from a well-known brand, this brings us to the next thing I look for.

    Warranty

    This is also something you would want to look for. This ensures that should there be any inconvenience, your money is not wasted. Take time to find out the time frame of returning items in case it arrives with damage or incorrect parts. It would be disappointing to see that an item that has warranty has a time frame of a month before the replacement. All Keter products mentioned in this review come with a 2-year warranty.

    Purpose

    This is the classic comparison between needs and wants. You may find some items that offer a lot more with a price difference. But then again they won’t be something you need. Don’t get caught up with the trend or the flashy advertisement. Stick with what you need and consider a few stuff like your garden allotment, what to put inside, etc. and later on, you will realise that prioritising needs over wants is a decision you will not regret.

    Assembly

    Please pay special attention to this. This is probably the most easily overlooked part when buying a garden storage. A lot of mishaps happen during this phase. In my opinion, find a product that already has downloadable assembly instructions prior to purchase. This is a good feature I found out on the website of Keter.


    Alternatives


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    I love how the Keter Eden Bench acts both as a bench and a storage box. Although no max user weight capacity is mentioned, people who already bought this have confirmed that it can hold up to 30 stones. And just like the Keter Store It Out MIDI, it is very easy to assemble. This is also an attractive indoor choice of storage box because of the design. All of it is weatherproof except for the cushion that you sit on.

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    Internal Dimensions: 116cm W x 57.3cm H x 44cm D
    Weight: 7.3 kg

    *all measurements are estimates only

    This is a good alternative if you need something smaller than the Store It Out MIDI. The feature that distinguished it from the Store It Out MIDI is that besides a regular storage box is its’ ability to hold up to 200kg on top of it. It has built-in handles and rollers so you can move it around easily. And of course, has the same pros and cons as a plastic storage box would have. What I like about this is that it looks much more like made of wood when compared with the Store it Out MIDI.

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