Cook Portable Warehouses Blog

Cook Portable Warehouses Blog

The Best Deals this August (and a Few to Avoid)

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

August is a big shopping month with back to school needs and nearing the beginning of the Fall season. With any big shopping expenses, it’s smart to do your homework up front to ensure you get the best deals.

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Topics: Saving Money

4 Steps to Convert your Cook Shed into a Playhouse

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 2, 2017 2:23:52 PM

With the kids home for the summer, there can be a lot going on around the house. With their toys, games, and other activities, it starts to clutter up your home and outdoor space. One solution is converting your backyard building into a playhouse for the kids.

With a few simple steps, you can give the kids the space they need for their stuff right in your backyard. Here are 11 ideas of ways to personalize your playhouse according to your kids interests, likes, and hobbies.

Spend next weekend completing this project and your kids and their friends will thank you. Plus, you will see how truly versatile our Cook portable buildings can be. And if you are looking for a few fun summertime kids party ideas read this post!

With the Trade-Up program, your building can grow along with your kids! All you have to do is pay the difference and we will pick up the existing building and deliver the new one!

Here are 4 steps to turn your backyard shed into a playhouse for your kids!

Make your Shed a Playhouse

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Topics: Shed Ideas

Why Our Customers Love Cook Portable Buildings

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We talk a lot about the benefits of purchasing a Cook Portable Warehouse. From the highest quality building materials, to the flexible purchasing process, and our dedicated customer support, Cook goes above and beyond. We provide the storage space our customers need, when they need it, for the price that fits their wallet. Read more about our promise to customers!

But we understand that you don’t want to just take our word for it! Although our friendly local dealers are available anytime to talk about the features, styles and options of our 8 unique portable buildings styles, so go visit them.

Here though, are real Cook customer testimonials! Why they love their Cook portable buildings and why you will too!

Customers like Mike Wilson who explained why he chose Cook: “It was because of the customer service, the quality, the price and especially the warranty.”

Hear from a few more of our customers below and read even more customer testimonials here!

 

High Quality Construction Standards

Quality built portable building with loft

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Lighting Options for Your Shed

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Lighting is key, whether you need storage space, a workshop or something a little more involved, like a guest house. It becomes an essential next piece to make your dream shed fit your dream.

With Cook Portable Warehouses you have the durable, blank canvas you need to make it anything you want. Before you decide on the right lighting options for you, you need to answer a couple of questions:

  1. How often will you be inside, using the shed?
  2. What type of electricity will you need?
  3. Where will you need the most lighting in the shed?

Make these decisions first and then you will be able to discern which would be the best lighting option for your shed. So, consider some of these lighting options for your shed.

Lighting Options for your Shed
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Topics: Shed Ideas

The Best and Worst Buys in July

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The month of July begins the official second half of the year. With warm summer weather getting everyone out of the house, shopping might be the furthest thing from your mind. And if you are headed out for a camping trip, check out our packing list of items you shouldn’t forget.

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Topics: Saving Money

DIY Shelving Options for Your Shed

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Whether you use your shed as a workshop or just a storage area, you want to be able to find what you need when you need it. So, the first step is getting your shed organized! Here are 5 steps to help you get everything in the right place.

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Topics: Shed Ideas

How to Prepare Your Things for Storage

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Preparing your things for storage

Packing your things for storage can be a major undertaking. But the more work you put in now, the less frustration and heartache you’ll have when you need the items again.

Portable buildings are a great asset after a big move, remodel or just for everyday storage. Cook Portable Warehouses builds their sheds to last, so your belongings stay safe and dry. Read about what Cook promises to each of their customers!

Cook sheds can be used for various different storage needs from furniture, sports equipment, clothes and more. Here are some simple steps to remember as you’re preparing your things for storage.

  • Clean everything.

You may not think you need to clean stuff, but it will help in the preservation of whatever you are storing. This way you can ensure there aren’t any bugs hidden in the items before you store them. Also, when it comes to unpack the items, if stored correctly, you’ll have less dust and dirt to wipe off.

  • Purchase the proper packing materials.

Plastic storage bins with lids are probably the best things to use since they are not as susceptible to the elements, such as humidity. Unlike a cardboard box, you can tightly seal these storage bins.

You also want to get packing materials that will help you keep your items safe, especially the more fragile items. To save a little on packing materials, keep old towels and rags to wrap items in.  

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Topics: Winter, Holiday Organization, Spring Organization, Summer Organization

Organize Your Shed in 5 Steps

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Organize Your Shed in 5 Steps

When you open your shed and there’s only enough space to take a step or two inside...you know it’s time to purge and organize.

But, most likely you’ve gone to the shed to find something, realized it was a lost cause and shut the door on the problem. So, today let’s dig into how you can make your shed functional again!

Here is how you can organize your shed in 5 steps. Let’s get started. 

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Topics: Spring Organization, Summer Organization

How to Customize Your Dream Shed

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 5, 2017 3:24:44 PM

Customize Your Dream Shed

You’ve been dreaming of how your new shed will look in your backyard. Are you ready to finally make it a reality?

The way Cook Portable Warehouses are built, they are extremely versatile so you can use them for many different purposes. Here are some unique uses people have used Cook sheds for, check them out!

No matter which shed style you choose, the quality and features don’t change. Here are a few of the main features of all Cook sheds:

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Topics: Buying a Shed

How to Make Your Own Shedquarters

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jul 3, 2017 2:56:26 PM

How to Make Your Own Shedquarters

A backyard shed is no longer just a place to put all your extra stuff, many are turning them into something a little more. You can make it your very own shedquarters, becoming an an extension of your home and providing you with valuable extra space.

Your shedquarters can be whatever you want to make it with a Cook Portable Warehouse! 

Your Cook Shed can be your home office, children’s playhouse, guest room, craft studio, reading room, pool house, entertainment studio, bar room or even a She Shed. The possibilities are endless!

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Topics: Buying a Shed, Storage Tips