If you’re family is like mine, you’ve got some real basketball fans in the house.  Instead of just watching games on TV during basketball season, I try to get my kids and neighbors in on the action with neighborhood basketball tournaments. Whether you’re playing “H-O-R-S-E” or a simple game of one-on-one, there’s just something about a basketball goal that demands for friends to get together and have some fun. You could play family vs family, girls vs boys, or even adults vs kids (just be careful—if the kids win, they will never let you live it down!). Get your game started on an adjustable-height basketball system from Lifetime Products—that way, you can lower the hoop, so even younger kids can be all-stars. To celebrate the championship game, you could even give away h... More

 
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Creating a Home Workspace
Where do you pay bills? In a recent survey of my newsletter readers, 43% said they pay bills in their home office/study/den and 45% said they pay bills in the kitchen, living room, dining room or bedroom (the remaining 12% pay bills outside the home). Having a designated home office space makes it simpler and easier to handle incoming mail and paperwork, organize bill paying, and manage your household. But what if you dont have an entire room that you can dedicate for your workspace? In many homes, the kitchen or dining room table does double duty as a home office. The biggest hitch with this solution is that papers tend to accumulate on the table, leaving nowhere for the family to eat! Its not just you who needs to pay bills and manage mail; your children also need a place to do their homework. What if you could quickly se...
Basketball Hoop FAQs During Winter Months
Last week, 49 of 50 states in America had snow on the ground in at least some part of the state. Florida was the only state to escape the big snow storms hitting the rest of the country. With cold temperatures upon us, there are many questions that come up about winterizing basketball systems and what steps should be taken to ensure your system is ready for next spring. Here are some FAQs that will hopefully shed some light on questions you may have concerning your basketball hoop. Q: Should I use antifreeze in a Lifetime portable base during the winter months? A: No, antifreeze is not necessary. Lifetime bases are made out of high-density polyethylene plastic that is flexible enough to expand with the water when it freezes. Q:What other maintenance is required to weatherize my basketball system? A: Lifetimes basketbal...
Win Dad a Shed for Father's Day!
This giveaway has ended. Wondering what to get dear old Dad for Father's Day? (Yes, in case you haven't glanced at a calendar recently, Father's Day is just 11 days away June 19.) Last year, I wrote a blog post with some unique Lifetime product ideas to buy for Dad. (Which, I might add, is still a very useful list to read for ideas.) But, this year, I figured rather than just giving you ideas for Dad, why not actually give you a gift for Dad? And, if we're going to give away a gift Dad's are sure to love, we might as well make it one of our most popular items on every Dad's lista shed! That's right, this month, one lucky winner will win a Lifetime 7'x7' shed to give to Dad. Umm, can you say ultimate Dad's Day Gift?! Seriously, what Dad doesn't dream of having his own extra space to use for extra storage area, a woodworking s...