When you are thinking of storing anything, the usual things that come to mind are storage lockers or containers. These are very good for their purpose, in the sense that they are space multipliers allowing you to store more per cubic foot of floor space than any other kind of storage
Although they are very good at what they do, they are still not the perfect storage solution for all situations. For example if you are looking at having a garden party, you will need blankets or mats to spread on the ground, food, playthings for the kids and what not. If you don’t want to keep going inside every time you want anything you will have to find some place to keep it all outside and a wicker storage trunk is a good idea here. These trunks are made of rattan over a framework of wood, and are not very heavy which makes them easy to carry in and out whenever you want too. You can also keep them on one side without them being an eyesore. In fact you can use the top as a table to spread all the food and it will look nice that way. At the end of the day, you can just dump everything inside and carry it all back indoors.
Depending on the size of the trunk it can be carried easily by one person, or may need two people. This is the best thing about the wicker storage chest; that it is very light unlike wooden or metal ones. At other times all you have to do is keep it to one side and use it as a table to keep your table lamp on or maybe a candelabra and nobody is going to notice that it is actually a trunk. These trunks are also not too expensive although they increase in cost depending on their size. An average sized trunk will cost anywhere between $50 and $500 depending on the size and the quality of the rattan used; the thinner ones are lighter, cheaper but less sturdy. Search online to get the best deals because most of these places offer discounted prices and sometimes ship free too.