You already know you like Lifetime's products.  But, have you ever thought about working for the company that makes all those products you love?  Well, if you are interested, we make it easy for you to find out what job openings are available.  Simply visit our website at www.lifetime.com.  If you hover over the "company" link in the top navigation bar, a drop down menu will appear with all sorts of options, including "Join Our Team."  Yes, at Lifetime we are a team and we are always in search of motivated, hardworking individuals to join our fast-paced environment. On the "Join Our Team" page, you can browse current job openings.  For instance, right now we are hiring for a SQL Database Administrator.  Sounds like a fancy complicated title to me, but if you are a computer person, you'll k... More

With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your garden. Here in Utah, it has felt like Spring all winter long. We have had a very mild winter. I fear, however, there is more snow to come which means the tulips and daffodils are in for a rude awaking.  It’s a good time to start building up your compost reserves to feed those plants that will feed you this summer. Lifetime is still very much in the composter business and we have had tremendous success with our composters. I feel we have helped to make another step in "greening up" our planet with the vast amounts of Lifetime composters that are composting away in yards all over the world. I'm excited to share with you that because of the success of our composters, we have developed a new version based on feedback from our custo... More

Based on the huge number of entries we received this month, apparently, a lot of you need more storage space! Well, luckily for Kristine Pittman from Lyndonville, Vermont, she won't have to worry about storage space anymore because she was the random winner picked to win the Lifetime 7'x7' Storage Shed! But, luckily for YOU, we still have a fantastic deal even if you didn't win! Since so many of you said one of your favorite features after watching the video of the Lifetime Shed was the customizable shelving, we've decided to offer you $75 in FREE shed accessories for a limited time. Now through March 31, if you purchase a shed (any size) in the Lifetime Store online, simply enter coupon code "Lifetimeshed" when you check out to get $75 in FREE shed accessories!  That means you can pick from long shelves, cor... More

Lights, camera, action!  It has been another exciting week here at Lifetime. On Monday, Lifetime was featured in a Made in Utah segment on Studio 5, KSL's local lifestyle show.  The hour-long show featured a pre-recorded segment (starring yours truly) that was filmed in the Lifetime Store, as well as three live segments with host Darin Adams in our factory.   Studio 5 is doing a week-long series to show products and companies that are made in Utah. We were honored they decided to start with Lifetime!   Filming the pre-taped piece was SO much fun. Studio 5 Producer, Stephanie, was a blast and great to work with. She was very creative and full of energy. Who knew sipping lemonade on a Lifetime Glider Bench would be so fun?  For the live segments, the KSL camera lady, Jen, showed up about 10:... More

Back when I was a kid, my Dad asked me to look at some computer specs and "pick the one we wanted". He was a very frugal man and told me to make sure it would "last me though college". That was probably a bit naive, but neither of us knew any better. Today I have a "computer" with a much faster processor, more RAM, more storage space, and a significantly faster Internet connection -- it fits in my pocket and I call it a "smartphone". It really is amazing, the technology that we take for granted. Here at Lifetime Products, we've always used technology to solve problems -- not just because it's "cool" -- though a lot of it is really, really cool! Such is the case with smartphones and tablets! If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Windows Phone 7 we have an app for you! Our apps put our information about all our pro... More

 This giveaway has ended. You asked for it so we listened!  In December when we asked giveaway entrants to tell us what they would buy if they won a gift certificate to the Lifetime Store, one of the most popular answers was a Lifetime Shed.  So, this month, one lucky winner will win a Lifetime 7'x7' Storage Shed!  We figured it's the perfect time to give away a shed since some of you probably made a resolution to get more organized this year, others are still trying to figure out where to store all their holiday decorations, and a few more of you might be starting your spring cleaning already. This 7'x7' shed retails for $929 in the Lifetime Store online and is one of our newer and most popular sizes.  (Whoa!  Can you say HUGE product giveaway?)  In addition to its convenient size, o... More

Now that you've had some time to assemble that new Lifetime Portable Basketball System you got for Christmas, let's cover a few important things that every basketball hoop owner should know.  (Yes, that means this is important for you to read even if you aren't a brand new basketball hoop owner.) Portable basketball systems are convenient. You can purchase a Lifetime Basketball System and be playing basketball the same day. However, when you assemble a portable basketball system, it is important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully.  And, that means right down to the final instruction about filling your portable base. I have seen lots of systems with weights, bags of cement, or bricks on top of the base to hold it down - like in these pictures. This is a big "no-no" and very dangerous.&nb... More

This past Saturday was a day we all look forward to here at Lifetime all year long - it was our semi-annual corporate meeting. Yes, it requires us giving up a couple hours on our Saturday, but it's worth it! First of all, it's always great to see about 1,000 of our employees gathered together at one time. But, more importantly, it's also when we get to hear how Lifetime as a company fared during the previous year and we get to hear where we are headed for the new year. And, the owner is gracious enough to share a portion of the company's profits and gives all employees a bonus check at this meeting for helping in the company's success - just one of our many fantastic employee benefits at Lifetime Products! We started this year's meeting by recapping some of the past year's highlights. As part of the recap, Lifetime President... More

 
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Haul out the yard cart, spring has sprung
Ive written about the LifetimeWheelbarrow in a couple of my posts (here and here), it really is a wonderful thing. Some readers have asked me if Lifetime has anything suited for larger projects or larger properties where a wheelbarrow (though effective) is inefficient. The answer is a wholehearted YES! Lifetime makes a small utility trailer and yard cart that works both as a cart and a trailer that you can pull behind an ATV or riding mower. The Yard Carts heavy-duty, extra-large tub can hold 10-cubic feet, is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic materials, and can haul up to 650 pounds. Lets see your old wheelbarrow do that! Now available with FREE SHIPPING from BuyLifetime.com.
Fall Yard Sale Tips
Ive been to a lot of yard sales. At a recent one, I bought a 1921 replica Coca-Cola serving tray and made arrangements with a seller to pick up a refinished oak tool chest that I plan to use as a coffee table. After years of experience buying and selling, Ive also brought home what I call my three Ps for a successful yard sale: Planning, Presentation, and Pricing. Planning is crucial. If you sell it, they will come, right? Wrong. Run a classified ad in your local newspaper. Be sure to include popular and big-ticket items as well as the date, time, and location of your sale. Post a free listing at Craigslist.org also. Then make signs to put up at the nearest major intersections and other strategic spots to direct people to your sale. (Check with your local municipality or homeowners association first to make sure its okay to...
New Health and Wellness Products Coming Soon
Over the past year, we've shared with you information and videos about our new Lifetime Tru-Motion Walking Cane - and even about awards the cane has won. I am thrilled to tell you that because of the success with our cane, Lifetime has decided to launch an entire line of home safety accessories! Right now on our website, you'll find the Tru-Motion Walking Cane in our "Other Innovations" category. But, very soon, you'll see another new product category added on our website called "Health and Wellness" which will be the new home for the cane and our upcoming new home safety accessories like bath and towel safety grab bars. We plan to develop a complete line of products to help the baby boomer generation stay active and live in their homes as long as possible. So, what will make our products different from other safety accessor...