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Storing & Using Fireworks Safely

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 30, 2017 10:12:25 AM

It’s that time of year where the family will hopefully be able to enjoy time together and watch fireworks safely. Depending on your local laws, you may not be able to shoot off any fireworks. But, if you are able to, ensure you’re taking the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

Cook Portable Warehouses wants to ensure everyone has a fun, safe holiday. Here are some great party tips to help you kick off the celebrations!  But, before you decide to host your own fireworks display, check with your local laws. Then, talk with your family and friends about these tips so you ensure you’ve taken every necessary precaution.

Fireworks, though beautiful, in 2015 caused 11,900 people to visit a U.S. emergency room according to the National Fire Protection Association.  So, you want to be extra careful, especially when children are nearby to take every precaution to ensure your celebration is a fun and memorable one.  

 Fireworks Safety Tips

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Topics: Storage Tips

3 Keys to Shopping for your Perfect Future Shed

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Choosing the right shed for your family or business isn’t an easy task. At Cook, we totally understand the stress and anxiety that often comes with the shed shopping and buying process. And we want to alleviate those feelings for our customers!

So first we provide helpful information up front, so every person in the market for a portable building knows exactly what to expect and can get the shed of their dreams. And if you aren’t 100 percent sure that you need a backyard warehouse, take this quiz!

In fact, we have more than 50 blogs with tips, guidance, and other helpful advice on selecting the right size, colors, features, and more for your building.

Then, it’s time to explore the options (Cook has eight different building styles!). You can visit one of our convenient, local lots (find your closest local dealer with this mapping tool)! Our dealers are there to answer any questions you have in a low-pressure atmosphere.

Visiting our Cook Portable Warehouse lots allows prospective customers to walk through and experience the features and look of our sheds in real time. But if you can’t make it to one of our locations, no worries you can also build your dream shed online with this interactive tool!

Shopping for Future Shed -- Lofted Barn Cook Portable Warehouses

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Choosing the Right Shed Color Inside and Outside

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Buying a Shed, Shed Ideas

Simple Gardening Tips to Follow

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Starting a garden may sound a little overwhelming to you or it may be your favorite part of the year! Either way there are so many things to be learned when starting a garden. Whether you have a container garden, just a few plants in a raised bed, or have a larger garden in the backyard, there’s always something to be learned from other gardeners.

If you haven’t already, you should check out our container garden series! See the adventure unfold with videos, mishaps, tips and more.

Garden Sheds or Utility Sheds are a great asset to anyone looking to start their own garden. See why here!   

Our Cook Shed dealer in Raytown, MO, Brad Myers, is an avid gardener and shared some simple gardening tips to follow.

 Gardening Tips from Cook Shed Dealer

Start with already grown plants, not seeds.

Brad says if you’re starting out to skip the seeds and buy plants that are already grown.  This way you’re producing sooner. If you plant from seeds, then you lose a lot of time, waiting for the seeds to successfully sprout.

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Topics: Gardening

How Your Garden Supports You & the Planet

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hydropnics TowersNo matter the space you’re working with inside or outside, you can still have a garden. A Cook Dealer from Muskogee, OK actually grows food inside, year round, with Hydroponic towers.

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Topics: Gardening

How to Make your Cook Shed Delivery Problem Free

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 16, 2017 9:47:30 AM

You’ve decided to purchase a Cook shed! Congratulations! (thank you again for your business) You’ve tailored it to your specific needs, backyard space, style, and function. So, what’s next after you've selected the perfect Cook portable shed for your family’s needs?

You get it delivered for free by our expert staff!

Every Cook portable building is built in our quality controlled environment and delivered directly to the customer fully assembled, to set-up and level. To get started, read this blog with everything you need to know about preparing for your Cook shed delivery!

We also offer free site checks prior to purchasing to ensure our buildings are a good fit for your backyard space. To schedule a free site check, email us at support@cookstuff.com or call 1-800-772-7883.

See more about our delivery and set-up process in this video! And, learn answers to some of our most common questions from customers about our shed delivery process.

Cook Shed Delivery Process

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Why Your Shed Dealer Asks These 3 Questions

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

A portable building can be a big investment for your family, so it sometimes takes a little time to decide on the right shed. That’s why Cook shed dealers are here to help you.  

When you visit a shed lot, most likely you’ll have a lot of questions, but you may not know where to start. Don’t worry, your dealer is there to walk you through it! They understand the industry and know the buildings. They cannot only explain the shed’s features but point them out as you tour the buildings.   

When you arrive on a Cook lot, you’ll most likely hear three main questions from your local dealer.  What are those questions and why do they ask? Find out below!

Why Your Shed Dealer Asks These 3 Questions

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Why You Should Choose the Larger Shed

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 12, 2017 10:45:32 AM

Purchasing a Cook Portable Building

When purchasing a shed there are a lot of factors to consider. And one of the main questions you'll ask is, "What size shed do I need?" 

If you’re not sure how to decide on the right shed, here are some questions you need to ask no matter where you search for a shed. (Though we’re pretty confident if you do, you’ll stick with Cook!)  

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Topics: Buying a Shed

Use Your Garden Shed to Its Full Potential

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM

When you love to garden, a portable building can be a great asset. There are so many ways to incorporate it into your landscape. With a Cook Garden Shed, you’ll not only have a portable building, but a versatile shed that will last the test of time and the elements.  

Your garden is your pride and joy, so make the most of your shed to help you do what you love! Here is how to use your garden shed to its full potential.   

 Cook Garden Shed with Flower Box

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Topics: Buying a Shed, Gardening

What to Buy in June and What to Pass On

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

With June and summer in high gear, there are many good deals out there. But there are also plenty of things to avoid or wait to buy until later this year when prices will be lower.

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Topics: Saving Money