Got big plans for a colorful new flowerbed this spring? Getting anxious to till some rich, dark soil into your vegetable garden? Whatever your landscaping and gardening plans are for this spring, we’ve got your back with the Lifetime Wheelbarrow and the Lifetime Yard Cart. With innovatively designed gardening equipment like this, you can get the job done easily, quickly, and efficiently—with a lot less strain on your back. Landscape your yard in the morning; relax in your new beautiful surroundings that afternoon. The Lifetime Wheelbarrow: Our engineers took the traditional wheelbarrow design and came up with a new and improved heavy-duty wheelbarrow that greatly reduces the strain on your back and allows easier maneuverability. Two wheels mounted on an extra wide wheel base with a low center of gravity prov... More

A few weeks ago, my husband's squadron hosted their annual Chili Cook-Off. Our chili cook-off is simply an excuse for a fun get-together.  But, a lunchtime chili cook-off contest is also a popular way to brew up some extra fundraising money for your organization. Follow these simple tips and your fundraiser will be easy as banging a pot. Find Your CooksMake a sign-up sheet for people to participate in the cook-off.  If you are going to invite the public or other organizations to attend, consider recruiting local politicians and business leaders to make a pot of their favorite chili. Find Your JudgesIf you are keeping your contest within your workplace, simply draw names out of a hat to pick impartial judges.  If you are hosting a more public event, ask well-known community leaders to lend a hand, or actu... More

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Our Fastest Way to Spread Compost
I think I can finally move again without feeling pain in every inch of my back and arms. Remember in my Great Wheelbarrow Showdown post how I mentioned that my husband and I spread six yards of compost on our front and backyard? Did I mention that I was the one who shoveled absolutely every bit of compost into the Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart? Yep, me and my big buff muscles. Ouch! Anyway, in my Great Wheelbarrow Showdown post, my test results for the best actual wheelbarrow had the Lifetime Wheelbarrow beating out the Lifetime Yard Cart and a traditional wheelbarrow. The Lifetime Yard Cart could hold twice as much dirt as the Lifetime Wheelbarrow and it pushed fairly easy considering the amount of weight in it. However, it failed the wheelbarrow tipping test because once you dump the load, you cant control how much you dump. ...
Creating Additional Space in Your Home
As a real estate agent, I often hear from people who want a new home because theyve outgrown the current one. In some cases, people really do need larger homes, but other times, homeowners just need to use their propertyinside and outdifferently. In a tough economy, like the one were in, its especially important to understand that difference. Do you think youve outgrown your house, but cant afford to build an expensive home addition or move to something larger? Thankfully, there are alternatives. One significantly more budget-friendly option I recommend for people who decide to stay put (at least temporarily) is an outdoor storage building. A shed instead of a larger house? you may ask. Absolutely! A great shed, like the ones from Lifetime Products, can free up closets, cabinets, attics, garages and more for other uses. ...
Lifetime's EcoHousing Initiative - Mass-Produced Shelters for Disaster Relief
Two weeks ago, Lifetime unveiled its latest product - the EcoHouse. Just so you know, this isnt our normal type of product that is available for consumers to purchase in retail stores. Nope, the Lifetime EcoHouse will be manufactured and distributed to provide housing for impoverished or disaster-stricken areas. Pretty cool, huh? So, what makes this shelter so revolutionary? Well, first off, its a 377 sq ft building that ships on four pallets and can be assembled in only 72 man hours. And, it can be built with sustainable electric, plumbing, and waste management - which means households have no need to pay for utilities! Perfect for disaster-stricken and impoverished areas. The shelter can be configured in multiple ways for use as a four-room home, a school, clinic, dining area, or meeting area. Why are we calling it the E...