Lifetime Contoured Folding Chairs (Putty color) are now available for under $33 each when purchased in bulk!   These aren’t your grandma’s card tables, these are Lifetime’s durable 37” Square Card Tables, available for under 80 bucks when you buy one, or $50 each when you buy in bulk.   Lifetime 4-foot Folding Utility Table is a great work or task table! It’s large and steady enough to get your work done, but folds up small enough to tuck away when you’re not using it. If you like the compact nature of this table, imagine the possibilities when you can fold it in half and adjust the height, it’s even better! Take a look at Lifetime’s 4-foot adjustable fold-in-half table. Perfect for pre-schools, daycares, and kindergartens!   The Lifetime Personal T... More

Occasionally our family likes to take a time out from our usual dinner routine and enjoy something unique from a culture different than ours.  Last week, since Chinese New Year was in full swing, we thought it would be a great opportunity to enjoy a part of the rich Chinese culture.  Oftentimes we celebrate with extended family or a couple of families in our neighborhood but this year we decided to try something a little more trouble-free and just celebrated with our little family.  We started by bringing one of our Lifetime 6 foot folding banquet tables up from the basement and placing it (with the legs unfolded) on a couple of short storage bins.  This allowed the table to sit about 18 inches from the ground.  Although sitting on the floor isn’t necessarily a dining practice in the Chinese cul... More

Anyone who’s done their share of yard work or gardening knows that short of a good, sharp shovel, nothing beats a good, strong wheel barrow. According to Wikipedia, wheelbarrows are “a small hand-propelled vehicle, usually with just one wheel, designed to be pushed and guided by a single person using two handles to the rear … . It is designed to distribute the weight of its load between the wheel and the operator so enabling the convenient carriage of heavier and bulkier loads than would be possible were the weight carried entirely by the operator.” The old design had one wheel up-front and an awkward “dump pivot” – both of which made the old models prone to tipping. Lifetime Products thought you’d suffered with the old kind of wheelbarrows long enough and set about revolut... More

Basketball poles are a necessary evil. You've got to get the rim up there some how, but running into a pole doesn't feel very good. It should go without saying that you should avoid running in to the pole if at all possible. Professional teams put pads on their poles, now you can, too, with the Lifetime Basketball Pole Pad, the Reebok 4 X 4 Pole Pad, and the Mammoth Pole Pad.   The game doesn't end just because the sun goes down. The Mammoth Light Kit provides illumination so your game can continue long after dark. These court lights are constructed from weather-resistant, powder-coated steel with bright halogen bulbs that are encased by protective covers.   These aren’t your neighbor’s wimpy basketball setup, these are Lifetime’s high-quality Basketball Systems. LIFETIME 50" Shatter G... More

As a Utah native I am allowed to harp on Utah all I want. I do enjoy living here, but Utah has some funny quirks about it. Did you know Utahans eat more Jell-O per capita than anywhere else in the world? Not to mention the weird weather. We can have warm and sunny one day and a blizzard the next or even in the same day. When I was younger I actually snow skied and water skied in the same day. Weird weather was the case about a week ago when my wife and I decided to make a trip down to IKEA. As my loyal readers would know, all two of you, (thanks Mom, thanks Aunt Clara), I have been remodeling the basement for what seems like a lifetime. (No pun intended) We now have all of the major work complete and are starting to furnish it. The first priority was getting the kid’s toys organized so they could use the space to play... More

King Arthur used round tables in his court as a symbol of equality, that even he, as King, was an equal to the Knights in his court. Maybe that’s why Lifetime round tables are so popular! Lifetime round tables are generally easier to move around than square or rectangular tables, you simply fold them up, and wheel them away. Not only that, Lifetime round tables typically can seat more people and have more available work-space than your typical card table, without taking up any more space to store. Lifetime round tables are ideal for garage sales, scrapbooking, photo-albums, game night, special occasions, church functions, banquets, and even Sunday dinner. Several models, colors, sizes, and options are available. Head on over to BuyLifetime.com and pick out your Lifetime round table today! More

Since the very beginning, Lifetime Products has been in the basketball business. They’ve made strong, durable poles, backboards, and rims, and innovated the adjustable height mechanism which brought basketball younger kids. Following in this tradition, Lifetime Products introduces the Lifetime Tetherball system! Many of you “grown-ups” out there probably remember the deluxe tetherball pole from your school-yard, and the heated competitive tetherball contests that would ensue during recess. With the Lifetime Tetherball system, now you can bring those childhood memories into your backyard so a whole new generation of tetherballers to enjoy! Whether it’s Tether Ball, Tetherball Sets, or Tetherball Pole, Tetherball is a great traditional outdoor game, and fun for all ages. More

Have you ever thought a product was designed so well that it deserved a little recognition? We at Lifetime want you to think that about all our products, which is why we strive for excellence in the engineering and design everything we make. One such product is receiving some good recognition latley. Business Week regularly reports the winners of the IDEA® prize-- “The  (International Design Excellence Awards) program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.”1 Lifetime’s Fold-Up Trailer was one of the winners of this prestigious award. The folks over at gizmag.com picked up on Business Week’s coverage of Lifetime’s Fold-Up Trailer, and h... More

 
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Like most people, I enjoy firing up the BBQ grill to cook dinner outside. Im usually a big fan of steaks, marinated pork loins, and the occasional chicken breasts. Last week, however, I almost tried a new cut of meat RAT!! Ugh. My husband opened the lid to light the grill and, much to his surprise, a rat was scurrying around under the rack! Unfortunately, this isnt our first rat encounter. About a month ago, I was in our backyard and saw two rats run across our wooden fence. I FREAKED! We just had friends in a subdivision a few miles down the road who had one rat do $8,000 damage to their new house when a rat in their attic chewed through AC lines! And now, the nasty little vermin are daring to venture into my yard. Let me make it clear I dont do RODENTS!! I immediately called our exterminator who set some bait boxes by the...
Five S's for Gardening Success
The beautiful thing about gardening is, in one way or another, everyone is a beginner. Even if youve been gardening your whole life, theres something new to learn about growing different kinds of plants, growing in different climates, or dealing with new pests. If youre just starting out and contemplating planting a tomato, rose, or petunia, dont be intimidated. Trial and error are the best ways to learn. For example, I tried multiple ways to rid my yard of moles. I tried baits, traps, and even vibrating mole repellants to no avail. It wasnt until I tried castor oil, that I was able to convince the moles to move away. Here are some tips on getting started in the vegetable or flower garden. Follow these 5 Ss and youll be well on your way to a productive, beautiful garden. SunMost fruiting vegetables (tomatoes, beans, squash)...
Lifetime Named a Top Patent Company in Utah
We've been sharing a lot of new products with you lately... so you know our engineers have been busy. Guess what? We aren't the only ones who have noticed. Earlier this month, Lifetime was honored at the Utah Genius Awards ceremony as one of the Top 20 Patent Companies in Utah for 2011! The Utah Genius Awards are held annually and recognize the creative people and companies behind Utah's economy. The awards are based on objective statistics from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, not votes. Last year Lifetime earned20 new patents for our product inventions including patents forour basketball height adjustment, edge corner for our table, and our playset. These new patents join our extensive patent portfolio of more than 500 patents worldwide. It takes a lot of time and effort to file for a patent but for inventors, paten...