Where Do You Store Your Lifetime Tables & Chairs?

Where Do You Store Your Lifetime Tables & Chairs?

Where Do You Store Your Lifetime Tables & Chairs?

I know, I know.  It's been forever since I last blogged, but I'm back!  Back from where?  Oh, just the usual, life in general...family visits, taking the kids to school and soccer, cleaning house, whatever.  Although, I did squeeze in a quick vacation to Cancun which was soooo relaxing and fun!!  Anyway, to those of you who have missed my regular weekly posts (thanks, Mom), your wait is over!  :)

So, the other day when I was getting out my vacuum cleaner, I happened to see my Lifetime folding chairs and began to wonder.  (Yes, I’m infamous for random association-thinking…you know, where one thought leads to another to another to another.) 

Anyway, my first thought was that Lifetime folding chairs are super comfortable. But, geez, compared to other cheap, flimsy folding chairs, they sure are big. (Obviously, this is a great feature when it comes to sitting, but not so much for storage.)  Lucky for me I have a big under-the-stairs closet that is a perfect storage spot where the chairs are out of sight but still easily accessible.  Actually, the three houses that we’ve lived in have always been two-story houses and have always had significant under-the-stair closet storage.  I honestly don’t know what I would do without that space… perfect for storing our heavy artificial Christmas tree, as well as decorations, vacuums, coats, and folding tables and chairs. 

Then, I started thinking… oh mercy, we’re in serious trouble when we move if we don’t have an under-the-stairs closet!  Where in the world would I keep a card table and folding chairs? (Not to mention all the other stuff, especially that huge Christmas tree!)   So, it got me wondering.  Where do other people store their tables and chairs, especially Lifetime‘s big 6-foot and 8-foot folding tables?

Now I’m curious.  As you know, I’m always on the hunt for good organization ideas.  So….where do you store yours?  Please share!  I’m sure some other readers out there could use some creative ideas of where to store their Lifetime tables and chairs when they have limited storage.  Can’t wait to hear all of the unique and unusual spots and find out what seems to be the most popular place.  Thanks in advance for sharing and check the replies often to see if there are any handy ideas you can steal!

 

 

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Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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Comments

Jenn

3/7/2009 11:54:42 AM

Build a loft in the garage. There is so much over the vehicle space that can be utilized!

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Peggy

3/17/2009 8:03:55 AM

We just store our Lifetime table and chairs in the basement, set-up.  It helps fill up the empty basement and the grandkids can go down and use it whenever they desire to get away from everyone else.

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joe

joe

6/8/2009 10:02:06 AM

@Jenn,

I've got a very tall garage, and undertook the adventure of building a loft.

The first step with any interior construction project is to contact your local municipality regarding what permits you may need for the construction. This can be a time consuming and expensive step, but one that's necessary for ensuring a safely constructed loft.

My loft just just above the garage door opener (giving us 5-feet to the ceiling). It's supported by a 2*12 glued and screwed into the studs on one side, and a home-made 2*12 doubled up with a fiber-board spline running down the middle. The whole thing is glued together, screwed every several inches, and carriage-bolted at the ends and at the joint in the middle.

This beam spans about 22' across the garage, resting on 4*4s on the outside, and a 4*4 on a concrete pier in the center of the garage floor.

Using joist hangers I've closed the span with 2*6's, and installed a set of stairs for easy access.

I also attached a sturdy rail to the open side of the loft for safety.

This loft has added HUGE amounts of storage space to our home, but getting large or heavy things into and out of the loft isn't easy. For storing things like Lifetime Tables and Chairs, I would recommend a Lifetime Storage Shed or even a Garage Gorilla ( www.buylifetime.com/.../PID-GG220.aspx ) to help hoist things up and down (and it's easier to install than a loft!).

Thanks for the feedback!

- joe @ Lifetime Products

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Betty Saylor

7/10/2009 4:47:31 AM

JOE WHY DONT YOU MAKE 4FT PICNIC TABLE ANY MORE? WE GO CAMPING SOME AND OUR STREET ROD FRIENDS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THEM. WE HAVE ONE ONE AND A 6FT PICNIC TABLE THAT WE LOVE. BUT THEY WOULD OURS ALL THE TIME, I WOULD LOVE TO GET ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE I CAN HANDLE THEM WERE THE 6FT PICNIC TABLE I CANT'. PLEASE RESPOND.

                                    THANK YOU

                                       BETTY

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katie

7/13/2009 10:56:13 AM

Betty,

Thanks for your comment. I'll answer you on behalf of Joe. Bad news and good news, the bad news is we stopped making the 4' picnic table for a time. The good news is we are bringing it back! By about the end of the year you should be able to purchase one on www.buylifetime.com. If your friends want something in the meantime, we do sell a 5' picnic table at Menards, for store locations visit www.menards.com/storeLocator.do;jsessionid=6019460CB8174E9B8BFB947DABDB56F0. Something else that is very similar is the Lifetime Sport Table. Only the benches come apart from the table top and snap underneath it. It's one of my favorite models and it's avaliable at www.buylifetime.com. I hope this helps you help your friends out!

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