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We've all been there for after-Christmas clean up... carting piles of garbage bags filled with wrapping paper and carboard boxes off to the recycling bin or garbage. In all the excitement, it's easy to throw out something you'll need later. Be it a certain box, bag, or set of instructions. If you received a Lifetime Basketball system, storage shed, trailer, or any other product this year and cannot find the instructions, you're in luck! All of our instructions are online at www.lifetime.com. Just click here to see a full list of assembly instructions, then search for your model number. Happy Holidays from Lifetime!   More

The basement, after almost two years of work, is finally finished. We are very happy with the way it turned out. This past Saturday I decided to move my tools out of the basement and into the garage, which meant that I needed to organize the garage to fit everything. I have been parking my car out in the driveway for the past year and-a-half because my side of the garage has been used to store stuff from the basement.I strive to be a  minimalist but with a wife and two kids you are bound to accumulate stuff. Fortunately, I recently purchased a Lifetime Fold-in-half trailer. Well actually... my dad bought the trailer for himself but I claim it as mine whenever I need it. He also stores it at his house which isn’t that big a deal since folds up to only 29” wide. With the wife and kids gone I wanted to get star... More

We’ve been seeing a few comments posted here from customers trying to reach our Customer Care team. While we’re glad to try and address your questions here, most of the time we pass your questions directly on to our Customer Care team who is happy to help you get the information or help you need regarding your product. We always invite your comments and don’t want to discourage anyone from writing in (after all, that’s what this blog is all about), we do want to make sure that when you have questions they get answered as quickly as possible. That said, when you want to talk to a product or lifestyle expert, this is the place to post those questions, comments, suggestions, examples, etc. When you have questions regarding assembly, warranty, replacement parts, etc.  you’ll want to contact Customer Care. First, ch... More

Welcome to my first blog post. This week I wanted to blog about my experience at the NATDA (North American Trailer Dealers Association) show in Dallas Texas. Sounds like a thrilling event I know but it was actually quite interesting. I was recently named Product Marketing Manager over Utility Trailer category as well as my other responsibilities of Lawn & Garden Product Marketing Manger here at Lifetime. Since the trailer category is  new category for me I decided that this show would give me an excellent opportunity to see first hand, under one roof, what is being offered in the trailer market. The show could have been for Lifetime tables too since many of the exhibitors were using them to display their brochures. Backfire – I was so impressed and hyped up about our trailers after the show that I purchased a... More

Our friends over at the Costco Blog have a very nice write-up on our 44" Round Picnic Table. They also mention our durable banquet tables and chairs, and even praise our revolutionary folding trailer. Thanks for the kudos guys! *Costco Blog is not affiliated with Costco Warehouses or Costco.com More

For me, it's often hard to shop for dad around Father's Day. Every dad's different, and mine is especially content with what he has. As he puts it, he "gets along just fine"... which is pretty annoying when Father's Day rolls around. Looks like MomGadget.com is out to fix this problem. The blog about gadgets and gizmos that make mom's life easier presents options for almost every type of dad and any situation. Whether you're on a budget, going in on a special gift, or if you have a little extra to spend, you should see something he'd like in their Father's Day of posts. Included in one post is the Lifetime Fold-up Utility Trailer: "What dad doesn’t have stuff they like to haul?  Whether it’s to haul something they just bought at Home Depot or just moving things from point A to point B. Men like to move s... More

It's time once again to celebrate our wonderous Earth. Though Earth Day began as a grass-roots movement 38 years ago to educate people about pollution, conservation and to draw the government's attention, it has changed over the years. Today, we all have concerns like climate change and diminishing resources fresh on our minds.It seems like everyone's making some small changes, or just being a little more aware. I've made a consious effort to buy more organic food, switching my light bulbs to compact florescents (CFLs), and turning off unused electronics. But I'd like to do more this Earth Day, so I've been searching for ideas. Here are some of the best one's I've found... a few of them utilize our Lifetime Products: 1- Plant a tree in your back yard: Besides being a fun activity for... More

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Do you use Lifetime Table Carts?
So, were curious... Do you, your company, your church, your civic organization, your city, your Mom, yadda yadda use Lifetime Tables? If so, how many? What kinds? Where are they stored when not in use? Are they stored/transported using Lifetime Table Carts? If so, do you have any feature requests for us? If not, why not? Please reply with your answers here! Your feedback is GREATLY appreciated!
Why Use Powder-Coating?
When approaching the idea of writing a blog post about Lifetimes powder-coating process and why it is important, I realized that I have one of the best resources for this topic. My dad, Wendell, is an engineer and has been with Lifetime Products for 15 years. About 6 years ago, he helped completely re-design our powder-coating system to make it more efficient for the company. He is an expert on this topic. So I sat down with my dad and interviewed him to find out why powder-coating is so important, what the process is, and why we use it on our metal parts. Here are some of the answers I got about our powder-coating process at Lifetime Products. Q: Why does Lifetime use powder-coating? A: Powder-coating puts a durable, long-lasting finish on our metal parts. If you are looking for a nice, paint finish, powder-coating is abou...
New Video Instructions To Help Assemble Your Shed!
Wow! Who would have thought our little homemade How to Build our Shed video would have gotten so much attention. This little video one of our employees and her husband posted of building their shed at home a few years ago has more than 111,400 views. Our customers have told us how much they appreciate having videos along with the instructions to help guide them through their shed assembly. I am happy to announce weve provided even more shed assembly help videos. We have been working hard on producing videos that are specific to the various shed models we produce. We have taken the more difficult parts of our instruction manuals, as rated by our customers, and turned them into step-by-step videos. Customers can view these on their smart phones while out back building their shed, or view them in advance so they get an idea of...