These are Marie Kondo's favourite barbecue party buys*

*We think. If Marie Kondo were throwing a barbecue party, we reckon she'd have a few of these organised buys

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If Marie Kondo were to have a barbecue party, these are the buys she'd pick. At least, that's what we suspect. Since the queen of tidying is all about storage, her barbecue would be all about organisation – think BBQs with shelves, handy outdoor kitchen  units, stackable plates and a neatly tucked in dining set.

In lieu of an invite from Ms Kondo herself, take a look at our picks for your very own space-saving barbecue party, then visit our dedicated garden section for more ideas for your outdoor space.

1. A streamlined barbecue with plenty of storage

Image of Rockwell charcoal 210 barbecue from B&Q

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Obviously, Marie Kondo would need a barbecue (see our list of the best) for her barbecue party – but it would need to be one with plenty of storage. More than the average shelf at the bottom, we're talking side shelves for plates, racks for condiments or even a whole shelving unit built into the BBQ – like the B&Q marvel, above. Or, the Argos beauty, below.

Premium 4 burner gas BBQ | Was £150, now £130, Argos Home

Off-heat cooking options, a handy heat rack to keep your food warm, a sideburner for cooking your side dishes and great storage (including a condiment rack!)? This one's a real KonMari winner.View Deal

2. An outdoor table and chairs fit for friends

Atlanta 6 Seater Dining Set

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You can't host a party without guests, and if you've got guests, you need a good-sized outdoor dining set to accommodate them. We think Marie Kondo would love these neat and tidy designs, from an all-in-one table and bench set to a corner set that tucks in nicely when not in use.

Savannah Rattan Dining Set | Was £1,479, now £939

Get super-stylish with your outdoor furniture with this eight-seater dining set, complete with a parasol for sun shade (or rain shade, let's be real). And there's 37 per cent off!View Deal

Oslo dining set | £795, Cox & Cox

This simple, one-piece set has a sleek design that plays on the traditional style picnic table – and, thanks to its all-in-one design, it's a neat addition to your garden.View Deal

Santa Cruz 8-Piece Furniture Set | £169.99, Littlewoods

Not only is this eight-seat dining set super stylish, it's also less than £200, which makes it a no-brainer in our eyes. Plus, the chairs are foldable – which means easy storage (think KonMari!) come winter.View Deal

3. A compact outdoor kitchen trolley for storage

Barbecue accessories trolley

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Save trekking back and forth from the kitchen by bagging a portable outdoor kitchen for that extra storage space. Easy to wheel out and tuck away, we think Marie Kondo would love one of these for her summer barbecues, especially if there's cupboard space for tableware and seat cushions, too. And if you're feeling ambitious, find out how to create an outdoor kitchen with our guide.

Keter BBQ Side Table | £183.81, Amazon

For a standalone mini-kitchen with worktop space and storage, look no further than this bargain from Amazon. Made from high strength PVC for any weather, it also has wheels for easy transport.View Deal

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Outdoor Food Preparation Station | £899, John Lewis & Partners

Step up the style stakes with this smart pick, featuring removable inlay trays, two pull-out bins, a drawer and hooks. It's the perfect storage essential for a very KonMari barbecue party.View Deal

4. A snazzy set of outdoor dinnerware

outdoor dining with wooden table and blue table scheme, various foods

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Invest in dinnerware that sparks joy like Marie Kondo suggest and you're well on your way to a stylish barbecue party. Think no-break hardy plastic plates, stackable cups and pretty patterns to boot.

Jangala set of four dinner plates | Was £12, now £9, Made

Botanical prints! Hardy melamine material! There's nothing not to love about these versatile dinner plates – just make sure you count them after your guests leave in case they've nicked one.View Deal

Set of four coloured swirl plastic tumblers | £7.99, Amazon

It's party time! At least, according to these plastic tumblers. They're the colours of a disco ball, yes, but they're also lightweight, stackable, washable and easy to clean to boot.View Deal

5. A slimline heater to warm up chilly nights (and guests)

the best patio heaters: stylish patio heater available from cuckooland

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If you're barbecuing late into the evening, you can't rely on the British weather to keep your guests warm – so we suggest a slimline patio heater to prevent the chills from setting in. Whether you go for a sleek full-height design or a dinky hanging heater, there's a deal for you below.

Stainless steel living flame patio heater | £229.99, Amazon

Opt for a sleek design like this gas patio heater with a living flame and you're getting an attractive, quality heater that slots neatly into the corner of your garden. Perfect!View Deal

Firefly ceiling hanging electric halogen heater | £54.99, Amazon

Small space? Just don't want a big old heater getting in the way of your patio? This hanging heater is tiny, efficient, and a real bargain at less than 55 quid.View Deal

6. A do-it-all wireless speaker for your party playlist

Bose Soundlink Mini II

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Now, we don't know what Marie Kondo's preferred barbecue playlist is, but whatever your choice of tunes, you're going to need a neat, portable wireless speaker to get the party started – KonMari style.

BOSE SoundLike II mini speaker | Was £139, now £137, Currys

For a speaker portable enough to pack in your bag, but powerful enough to deliver serious base, this speaker is brilliant. Control from your phone for added techiness.View Deal

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM speaker | Was £89.99, now £53.30, Amazon

This speaker is totally portable and waterproof, and with a range of colours to choose from (one of which is sure to spark joy), it's perfect for your stylish barbecue get-together.View Deal