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Creative Welcome Signs (that don't just say "Welcome")

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Apr 27, 2017 11:15:00 AM

One of the fun parts of decorating your home or even your shed, is adding a welcoming entrance. You can add a welcome mat, colorful plants, even paint your door a bright, inviting color.  But, one simple way to greet your guests is by creating a welcome sign.

This sign doesn’t always have to say “welcome,” though. Get creative and let your personality show!


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If you’re from the south, then “Hey Y'all!” may be your favorite greeting.  A fun idea is to trace your state onto a canvas or piece of scrap wood, then paint your favorite welcome phrase on top.  In this example, they took the background color and made it a couple of shades darker to add an accent design, so the canvas didn’t look as flat.

Canvas Welcome Sign + Cook Portable Warehouses
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Topics: Home Improvement

10 Cheap Ways to Organize Sports Equipment

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 26, 2017 3:54:24 PM

You’ve probably already been playing basketball with your kids or dragging out all of the softball and T-ball supplies from your shed.  So, here are some great ways to save you space in your portable building!

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Topics: Summer Organization

Entertaining: How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 24, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Create an Outdoor Living Room + Cook Portable Warehouses

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Topics: Entertaining Tips

5 Gardening Apps to Try

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Have you started planting or at least creating your garden plan? There are many resources to help make this process more fun and a little easier!

First, start with preparing for growing season. Here are three tips to help you get started. If you don’t already have a Cook shed, then that should be your first step! You’ll love having a place to store all of your equipment and gardening supplies.

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Topics: Gardening

How Much of a Pack Rat are You? [Quiz]

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 20, 2017 10:40:46 AM

How Much of a Pack Rat are You Quiz? What are all of your extra spaces filled with? Sports equipment? Decorations? Memorable items? 

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Topics: Personal Improvement, Summer Organization

3 Things to Buy Before your First Spring Party

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Now that the weather has (finally!) warmed up, it’s time to turn thoughts of cozy nights watching movies, to outdoor activities and parties! And if you enjoy entertaining at home, then there are certain versatile items you should invest in to stay prepared for any springtime party theme.

Spring is the ideal season to use your backyard space to entertain. And not only can your desk or patio serve as extra entertaining space, but your Cook shed can too. Read this blog on converting your backyard shed into an entertainment destination to provide additional seating room or as the bar area for your next party!

Those things that can serve a dual-purpose, for example an item that can be used for both inside dinner parties and outside BBQs, provide the best value. Much like a Cook warehouse, which can become an extension of your party space or the space to store all your party supplies and equipment.

Here are 3 essential purchases for anyone planning to do some springtime entertaining! Make sure to avoid these 5 potential pitfalls that could ruin your fun spring gathering.

Things to Buy Before your First Spring Party

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Topics: Entertaining Tips

Spring Home Tips: Shed Organization, Gardening & Maintenance

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Spring Home Tips from Cook Portable Warehouses

Gardening:

Prepare Your Garden in Early Spring

Simple tips to get your garden prepared for the growing season! Start your gardening season with a well thought out plan.  Get started!

9 Simple and Clever Gardening Tips

Ever thought about using packing peanuts in your garden? Or, want a homemade weed killer recipe? Here are some simple gardening tips to try out!

11 Quick and Easy Home Gardening Tips for Spring

How to keep track of your plants, plus a unique use for old pantyhose! No matter where you rank in terms of garden expertise, we’ve got you covered. From beginners to experts, there’s something for everyone in this list of spring gardening tips!

9 Creative, Inexpensive Ways to Organize your Garden Shed

If you decide to make your portable building the place for your gardening supplies, gear, materials and more, you have to be organized!  How you can maximize the space in your Garden shed and keep your tools easily accessible.

Creative DIY Storage Ideas for your Garden Shed

Cook sheds are perfect for anyone with a green thumb! Here are 9 ideas to help you get creative in your garden shed. How to use empty jars, wood crates and even old tires to help with growing season.  Trust us, these will be more fun than just buying a bunch of big storage containers.  

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Topics: Spring Organization

5 Ways You Can Ruin Your Spring Party

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Ways You Can Ruin Your Spring Party One of the best times to throw a party is during the Spring! You have cool weather on your side and everyone is ready to get out of the house.  

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Topics: Entertaining Tips

What to Buy and What Not to Buy in April

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 11, 2017 11:33:24 AM

Each month, we are sharing a few of our picks for high value purchases for that specific month along with a few things to avoid. Although this isn’t foolproof, it can be useful and help net some extra money in the bank. Be smart and savvy when buying anything from small to large purchases.

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Prepare Your Garden in Early Spring

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Apr 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We know you’ve been itching to get outside and your hands into some fresh dirt. Now, it’s early Spring and it’s time to get back in the garden!

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Topics: Gardening