It doesn't always look like this. Sometimes it looks like this:
We have so much - logs, planks, pavers, pots, rope, tree cookies - and the kids use them for their play every day so it doesn't work to have it all hidden away in the shed.
Tubs and buckets like these at Stomping In the Mud would work well for the smaller materials:
Or maybe we could hustle up some open shelving similar to this from Teacher Tom:
Or plastic containers from Secret Garden Montessori
Metal bins and baskets for storing materials for the outdoor kitchen, from The Write Start:
Here is an interesting idea I found from I'm a Teacher Get Me Outside Here - storage for smaller loose parts hanging on the back of a shed:
Or old hanging baskets:
I like this idea for shelving from Cheryl's Child Care:
So tell me, how do you organise the loose materials in your outdoor playground?