All Lifetime Sheds are very durable and built to last, but if you happen to live in an area that receives an excessive amount of snowfall and/or high winds, the engineers at Lifetime Products have designed a special shed accessory especially with you in mind--our shed weather kits!  We are now offering a Snow Load Kit for the Lifetime 8 ft and 11 ft storage sheds, as well as an Extreme Weather Kit for the 8 ft storage sheds. (Please note that these kits are not compatible with the Lifetime garden style sheds in which the doors are located in the longer side.) The Snow Load Kit consists of steel brackets to reinforce the roof truss and increase the snow load weight capacity of your 8 ft or 11 ft storage shed roof to 30 lbs per square foot.  The Extreme Weather Kit for the 8 ft storage shed includes bracket rein... More

Wow! When we announced we were hosting our biggest giveaway of the year, your entries started rolling in fast!  Not only did we give away our BIGGEST type of product we make, we also had the biggest number of entries to date.  We asked you to simply tell us how you would use a Lifetime shed and, boy, did we get an earful.   Lawn and garden equipment topped the list as the most popular items people planned to keep in a Lifetime shed. However, storing outdoor toys and bikes, garage stuff and tools, extra kids' clothes, and holiday decorations were also frequently mentioned.   We even had some creative plans including to use the shed for a workshop, a "man cave", a playhouse, storing boat equipment, storing pool equipment, hiding a water tank, and keeping firewood ... More

 Using a composter is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle yard and kitchen waste.  Unfortunately, humans aren't the only ones who have figured out the benefits of composting…pests and rodents have, too!  I frequently hear on Twitter and online forums from people who have squirrels, rats, and other pesky critters taking advantage of the free dining facility in their backyard composter.   Eeeew! As unpleasant as that may be, I do have good news...  we've designed the Lifetime Compost Tumbler to be pest-proof!  How?  First, we made it a little trickier for pests to climb onto a Lifetime Composter bin by raising it off the ground on a weather-resistant steel frame.  But, even if critters do manage to make it onto the bin of a Lifetime Composter,  the double-walled, h... More

This contest is now closed.  Happy Labor Day!  Our country set aside this day back in 1882 to honor the achievements of American workers.  At Lifetime, we are proud to have more 1,200 workers at our Clearfield, Utah headquarters who are a part of the Lifetime team.  Thank you, Lifetime employees! In the spirit of Labor Day and to recognize the quality work of our employees, for this month's giveaway we're offering one of the biggest products we make that proudly boasts the "Made in the USA" label - a Lifetime shed! Yes, that's right, one lucky random winner will receive a Lifetime 8'x5' shed!  (Whoa, this our biggest giveaway of the year!) With Fall just a few weeks away, it's time to start storing summer toys, lawn equipment, and patio furniture for winter, and the Lifetime 8'x5' shed is the... More

Have you checked out the Lifetime website lately?  At Lifetime, we're constantly looking for ways to improve our online experiences for you!  Just this week, we updated and added several new pages to www.lifetime.com to help you learn more about Lifetime and its products.  So, what's new? Well... Tips and SolutionsYes, we've always had this page of useful articles, tips, and other ideas that involve our many products, but  we recently changed the layout to make it easier to find these great ideas.  You'll now find all of the articles on easy-to-view tabs categorized by celebration, inspiration, organization, and recreation.  Inside each tab, we added handy thumbnail photos to help you quickly see what the article is about.  Plus, all of the timely articles for each curre... More

 
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How to Make an Umbrella Hole in Your Lifetime Picnic Table
Sundaynight was the season premiere of Army Wives on Lifetime TV. I love this show! Since Im a military spouse, there are so many aspects of the show that hit pretty close to home. So naturally, I was glued to the TV anxiously awaiting the fate of my favorite characters. Now, Ive admitted before that I pathetically watch for Lifetime products in TV shows. Well,Sunday night was no different. Wait, wait. I promise Im not going to write about every single time I see Lifetime products on TV, but I just have to share a snapshot fromSunday nights Army Wives episode! Why? Because it highlights a great, yet little-known feature, of the Lifetime picnic table. Check out this first photo. What do you notice? Yep, the table has an umbrella in it! How did that happen? Most people buying a Lifetime picnic table know the tables fold fla...
Home and Garden Show Spring Home and Garden Show
This past weekendLifetime's officialoutlet store,Backyards Inc, was at theSpring Home and Garden Show in the South Towne Expo Centerof Utah.Traditionally, this is one of it'sbiggest shows of the year, and this year was no exception. The Backyards booth waspacked as usual.The final tally of guests atthe show wasestimated at 35,000-50,000 people! Backyards debuted several new Lifetime productsat this show, that they have nevergot to show o...
Summer is Here!
As a kid, my summers were always lazy and unstructured. My sisters and I were always sent outside in the morning, and the day was spent trying to find activities to do. My point is, summer is here and it's the perfect time to purchase some Lifetime playground equipment. One of my kids favorite games to play on our playset at home is Fish Out of Water. I sit with my eyes closed, and if I think one of my kids are off the playset I yell, Fish out of water! If they get caught, we switch and they have to try and catch me. Kids love to get a break from school during the summer, and we love our Lifetime playset. The best place for imaginative play and exercise is the safety of your own backyard. The great thing about Lifetime is our playsets are made to last. The equipment stands up to the wear and tear of your children. Also, Lif...