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What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? My wife’s favorite part is going shopping! I find more satisfaction in staying home, eating too much, and watching football, but, to each their own. I went one year with my wife and after I got beat by a bunch of spry and motivated ladies while trying to get some sheets, I decided to retire from Black Fridaying (is that even a word?). My goal is to help you know where you can find our products. With so many different retailers carrying our products, I wanted to help you wade through the mess. If you’re looking for a new basketball hoop, Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Big 5, and Walmart have hoops on sale. You can get a 50" Portable Basketball Hoop at Dick’s Sporting Goods. At Sports Authority, you can get a hoop ranging from one of our youth hoops... More

I can’t even tell you how excited I am about our new Kid’s Furniture! This is a project that the whole company has rallied around – even employees can’t wait to get their hands on these! The Lifetime Children’s Square Folding Table and Stacking Chairs are hitting Costco stores this week! They are absolutely perfect for homes, daycares, parties, etc. and would be great as your kids’ Thanksgiving Table this year. The table comes in our traditional almond color, and the cute stack chairs are available in blue, green, and almond. The great thing about our tables and chairs is that they clean up super easily. They can handle food spills, finger paints, and craft paints, coloring, etc. Another thing I love about these products is they are unique! At Lifetime, we are inventors, we are designers,... More

Halloween is such a fun time of year! Who doesn’t love costumes, face paint, spooky decorations – and my personal favorite – pumpkin carving?! So last night, my husband and I set out on our pumpkin carving adventure. My husband not only carves pumpkins, but he is amazing at shaving in faces, and doing all sorts of cool stuff. Over the years, he has helped me get more and more into it as well. Since I knew this was going to get pretty messy, I didn’t really want to use my wooden kitchen table, so I decided to pull out my trusty 4-Foot Fold-In-Half Lifetime Table. We live in a smaller apartment, so this is the perfect table for us. It is super easy to store and fits perfectly in our small kitchen. I also have a couple Lifetime chairs which are great for this kind of mess – while still being comfo... More

I had the very unpleasant experience recently of dumping excess lawn clippings directly into my garbage can. The can set out in the sun for a few days before I brought it into the garage. A few days later, WHOA! The can smelled like a skunk had stepped in dog doo-doo, rolled around in raw sewage, and then died in there. I was reminded once again, that lawn clippings should not go directly into the garbage can! I have a composter and do a fair amount of composting. To which, I add lawn clippings when I have brown material to balance it out. The ratio is 1 part green: 20 parts brown.  I am often asked by people who don’t compost if the compost stinks. The answer is no. That sounds strange because of the waste product that goes into making good compost, but it’s true. If the proportions of green and brown mater... More

 
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Use Shed Doors for Storage Space
Last week Lifetimes Home Garden Guru Charlie Nardozzis Tip of the Week provided quick pointers of how to properly clean and store your garden tools for the winter. His tip reminded me of a handy idea I picked up while visiting BackYards Inc. a few weeks ago. (BackYards Inc. is the official outlet store for Lifetime Products with five locations in Utah.) Lifetimes plastic sheds come with two peg strips, which I installed on the shed walls. (If I recall, I think thats where the instruction photos show to install them, as well.) However, to maximize storage space, did you know you can also install the peg strips on the shed doors! Handy, huh? Are your peg strips already full? No problem! You can buy additional peg strips, as well as otherLifetime shed accessories like shelves, lights, shutters, and more at Buylifetime.com. An...
March Contest - Win A Portable Basketball Hoop!
It's March and there's "madness" everywhere! Call us crazy if you want, but since there's a big basketball tournament in March, this month we've decided to give away - yes, you guessed it - a Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop! This Lifetime portable basketball hoop features a 50" shatter-proof backboard with a Slam-It rim and a 35-gallon base. With the Speed Shift height adjustment feature, you can easily adjust this hoop from 8'-10' with just one hand so players of all ages and levels can enjoy playing! Backed by a 5-year limited warranty, the entire system is constructed of weather-resistant materials including powder-coated, rust-resistant steel and UV-protected graphics. Retail value is $240. This month's contest is going to be fun. Grab the kids because this is one the whole family can enjoy! Since today is St. Patty's...
Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
If you're like me, the lights are up and the tree is decoratedbut now I need to figure out what to put under the tree for everyone. Sure, Dad can always use a new shirt and Mom can ooh-and-aah over the latest kitchen gadget, but sometimes it's a nice surprise to get them something totally unexpected. So, in case you are still struggling to come up with an out-of-the-ordinary gift idea, I've pulled together a few unique items from Lifetime Products that are sure to make Santa's elves - and your family - smile. Kids Portable Tetherball SetYou know Lifetime makes basketball hoops, but did you know we also make a fun portable Tetherball Set, too? The Lifetime Portable Tetherball system brings another childhood playground game to the convenience and safety of your own backyard with a portable base which makes it easy to move a...