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4 Major Mistakes to Avoid at Home this Fall

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Nov 11, 2016 3:56:43 PM

Fall brings cooler weather, cozy times spent inside with family and friends, and some of the best holidays of the year.

It also brings a lot of home maintenance tasks that are important to complete before the winter weather moves in. It might not be the most exciting way to spend a weekend, but those items are essential to finish.

Keep all your equipment, supplies, and everything else that doesn’t have a designated place in your home or garage in your new storage building.

A Cook Portable Warehouse is the perfect place to store your stuff. And it doesn’t have to cost a ton to get the space of your dreams. Learn more about our buying programs like Pre-owned buildings and the trade-up option. To stay on top of issues before they arise, read this list of fall home and yard tasks to add to your to-do list this fall.

Here are the 4 biggest mistakes to avoid at home and in your yard this Fall.

Mistakes to Avoid at Home this Fall + Cook Portable Warehouses

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden

3 Creative Ways to Use Your Shed this Halloween

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Oct 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With the spooky fun of Halloween on the horizon, there is a lot to think about. From getting the kids ready with the best costumes on the block, to stocking up on delicious candy, and putting out festive decorations, it’s a busy time of the month!

Halloween only comes once a year, so now is the time to go all out and decorate your house, yard, and even your Cook shed for the holiday.

With just a few tweaks you can create the ultimate Halloween location right in your yard in your Cook Portable Warehouse. Find out the answers to all your questions about buying and owning a Cook building, by reading this!

From a haunted house to a costume shop, you can transform the multipurpose space you have with your versatile, durable backyard shed; into anything your family needs or wants.

Make sure you are staying safe this Halloween with these safety tips! And use these 3 creative ideas to create the Halloween space of your family’s dreams with your Cook shed.

Creative Ways to Use Your Shed This Halloween + Cook Portable Warehouses

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden

How to Camp in your Backyard this Fall

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Oct 20, 2016 11:56:18 AM

With crisp sweater weather and leaves falling, fall is the perfect season to go camping. Before winter gets into high gear, plan a trip either in your favorite state park or right in your backyard.

If your family is looking to have fun outside and save money for the upcoming holiday season, use your own backyard as your camping locale.

All that camping equipment from tents, to chairs, to grills, and more, can take up a lot of room in your garage. If you need a designated space for your camping supplies, sports equipment, and other larger recreational items, consider a Cook shed.

To find the perfect Cook Portable Warehouse for your family’s needs, read this post! And watch this video, to learn 4 essential space saving tips for your backyard building from Cook!

Use these ideas for games, food and other activities to have a home camping trip that your kids will remember through winter. And here are even more tips to make your camping adventure memorable.

How to Camp Right in your Backyard + Cook Portable Warehouses

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Topics: Personal/Family Improvement, Fall Home/Garden

5 Essential Halloween Home Safety Tips

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Oct 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM


Halloween is one of the best holidays to have some family fun! From dressing up in your favorite costume, to eating all that delicious candy, it's just a fun time all around!

But, for homeowners it’s important to make sure your home and yard are safe for trick-or-treaters and Halloween party guests.

So here are five important halloween home safety tips! 

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Topics: Home Improvement, Fall Home/Garden, Entertaining Tips

Prepare Your Equipment for Cold Weather

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Oct 10, 2016 3:29:39 PM

As the temperatures begin to drop and you finish your fall home checklist, don’t neglect the tools you work with.  If you want to be able to use them come Spring, take good care of them now.

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden, Shed Maintenance Tips

Fall Storage Tips for your Outdoor Summer Accessories

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Oct 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM


Everyone needs to have secure storage space for those things that we get tons of use out of in the fun spring and summer months. You want to make sure all those items are still looking great when those seasons come again next year!

A Cook Portable Warehouse withstands every type of weather and will be standing strong when you need it. Just listen to Cook customer Dorothy Baldwin.

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Topics: Storage Tips, Fall Home/Garden

Easy to Do Fall Home Preparations

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 29, 2014 2:00:00 PM


Fall brings cooler temperatures, the beginning of the holiday season, comfy sweaters and bright seasonal colors like red, orange and yellow! It also signifies that the winter season is on the horizon.

Most of us could be looking for a few projects to accomplish this fall to improve the exterior and interior of our homes. So these tasks will help get your house ready for winter and could help you save some money too!

Having extra funds to reinvest in your home or storage needs is always a good thing! If you need a place for all those items that you have accumulated over the spring and summer months, think about adding a portable shed from Cook.

Here are some other important tasks to complete around your home this fall to be ready when winter begins!

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden

Ways to Get your Home Organized this Fall

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 25, 2014 2:21:00 PM


From small to large organization tasks, your home is always in need of some cleaning or decluttering. All those to-do lists can get overwhelming for busy and growing families.

But you can easily organize your home starting with a single drawer and moving up to closets and entire rooms. Here is a helpful checklist from smaller projects that can be accomplished within a few hours to those over a day or a weekend. Fall is a great time to get some home projects completed before the weather gets too chilly.

A simple and smart way to stay organized and have enough space for all your family’s stuff is to add a Cook building. Conquer your clutter and store your things right on your property! Even if you don’t need a ton of extra space now, think a couple years into the future.

At Cook, we want to be the place for all your stuff and a source for everything about home organization. So here are some organizational projects to get started on today in your home!

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden

3 Areas to Clean and Organize this Fall

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 22, 2014 3:00:00 PM


With the first day of fall on the horizon, there are several areas in your home that might require some additional cleaning and care. Although tidying up your entire house is never a bad idea, you can focus on these 3 spaces over one successful (and productive) weekend!

When your home and yard are sparking clean, it just makes life a little easier! Another way to simplify your life is to add more space with a Cook storage shed! Then when the seasons change, you will be ready to go with smart and efficient storage options!

Here are 3 areas to target to get your home and possessions ready for fall and winter!

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden

Things you Have too Many of around the House

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 18, 2014 1:00:00 PM


We all have too many of some things cluttering up our houses. Things tend to accumulate over the years and we hold onto multiples thinking we will need them eventually. But think about taking note of these items and checking to see if some can be donated or tossed to make your home more organized.

But if you still need more space for the things you want to keep or are waiting to give away than think about adding some additional space with a Cook portable building. Convenient storage space right in your backyard will open up additional room inside your home.

Here is a helpful list of things that might be piling up around your house!

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Topics: Fall Home/Garden