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How to Prepare Your Shed for Winter Weather [VIDEO]

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Nov 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

With winter approaching it’s a smart idea to be prepared ahead of time. Here are some important things you can do to better prepare your shed for the wintertime snow, ice and wind.

The best way to ensure your shed lasts through harsh weather is investing in a durable and versatile Cook Portable Warehouse. Here are some of the features that make a Cook portable building better than the rest!

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Topics: Storage Tips, Winter, Holiday Organization

Tips to Help You Bring the Work to Your Workshop

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Every handyman or handywoman needs a place to complete those household tasks, store their supplies, and just decompress with a new favorite do-it-yourself project. Sometimes there is space in the garage or even in an extra room inside your house, but oftentimes that isn’t the case.

If space is at a premium inside your home or garage, think about taking your workshop outside to your Cook Portable Warehouse. Your backyard shed is the perfect place for the workspace of your dreams! For more tips on converting your Cook building into the best workspace, read this post.

After you have the ideal space, you have to furnish it with any and every tool you might need to do those jobs. There is nothing worse then getting to work only to discover the tool you need is the one you don’t have or can’t find.

No worries, we have the ultimate list of tips for designing your workshop and for storing all those important tools and equipment.

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Topics: Storage Tips, Shed Ideas

3 Space Saving Solutions for Your Workshop

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Sep 28, 2016 11:48:07 AM

To have enough space for all of your equipment and materials, plus a little storage, you need to maximize space in your shed.

No matter which shed style or size you choose, generally you always feel you could use more space.  So, make sure your shed’s space is used to its maximum potential!

But, if you are a part of our rent to own program and you find you do need a bigger shed, no problem! We offer a trade-up option for those renting to own their shed.  

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Topics: Storage Tips

Three Inexpensive Storage Solutions to Help Reclaim Your Garage

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Is your garage full of all the stuff that doesn’t fit inside your home? Do you barely have room for your vehicle or those other big items you need on a daily basis?

If you and your family’s frustrations are mounting with your cluttered garage, we have a creative solution just for you! Use your Cook Portable Warehouse as the place where all that extra stuff lives.

Then you can reclaim your garage for your car, ATV, boat, or tool collection. And you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to organize your storage shed. Instead you can repurpose some of those things that are going unused around your house or invest a minimal amount in creative storage solutions.

Here are three of our favorite inventive storage ideas to help you reclaim your garage by using your Cook shed! And here are other creative ideas to keep your garage organized!

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Topics: Storage Tips, Spring Organization, Summer Organization

20 Can’t Miss Articles On Shed Ownership

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 23, 2016 3:02:59 PM

   Purchasing the Right Shed:


  1. Building Your Own Shed, Is It Really Worth It?
    Do you think you’ll save money? Or, do you want the pride of saying you built your shed? 7 factors you should consider before making a decision on whether to build or buy a shed.Building Your Own Shed, It It Really Worth it?
  2. What Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Portable Building
    As you start searching for the right fit, make sure you ask your shed dealer these key questions so you fully understand who you are purchasing from. The answers will allow you to learn more about how long your shed will last and about the integrity of the company you’re buying from.
  3. 7 Important Factors to Look for When Buying a Shed
    You want to ensure your shed will last, so don’t overlook these 7 construction factors. Fully inspect any shed you’re considering purchasing. Make sure they’re made of quality materials and will stand the test of time.
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Topics: Buying a Shed, Storage Tips, Shed Maintenance Tips, Shed Ideas

Important Do’s and Don’ts to Remember When Organizing your Shed [VIDEO]

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 17, 2016 11:08:03 AM


Now is a great time to reorganize your shed or portable building and really think about your organization structure. As you spend more time doing outside activities, you'll be going in and out of your shed a lot. So being organized from the beginning will give you more time to do the fun stuff!

There are some do’s and don’ts that are important to keep in mind while organizing your shed. So remember these things that shouldn’t be stored in a shed and tips on how to get the most use out of the space you have.

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Topics: Home Improvement, Storage Tips

Top 5 Shed Accessories

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Aug 8, 2016 4:34:35 PM

Purchasing your shed is just the beginning! Once it’s delivered you can then create your space for functionality and to reflect your personality.

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Topics: Storage Tips

Make the Most of your Tool Shed with these 5 DIY Storage Hacks

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 8, 2016 2:30:00 PM


Are you constantly losing track of nails, screws, bolts, and other small items? There are several storage solutions for keeping track of your smallest hard-to-find pieces. Some of those solutions may be right under your nose!

Try these DIY storage hacks for your tool shed! 

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Topics: Storage Tips

How to Prepare your Furniture for Storage in 5 Easy Steps [Video]

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

Jun 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM



People choose to store a wide range of items in their portable sheds. You may be remodeling or perhaps you have returning college students. Oftentimes, this storage list includes couches, tables, and other furniture. The important thing to remember is that such items usually call for protective measures.

Without proper planning, accidents can happen. Glass may be broken, furniture scratched, and rodents may decide to inhabit your favorite armchair.

Help prevent such instances from occurring by following these steps to prepare furniture for storage!

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Topics: Storage Tips

Storage Ideas When College Students Come Home

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

May 16, 2016 10:59:57 AM

You got them through another year. No more late night stress calls about finals. No more worrying that they aren’t eating healthy enough between classes. Or whether they’re partying too much instead of studying.

Now, they’re heading home. You’re excited...and a little apprehensive. That’s ok! This will be a transition for both of you, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one.

They’ll have a lot of stories to tell and stuff to bring home with them. So, get your game plan ready now.

Here are some storage ideas when your college student comes home.

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Topics: Storage Tips, Moving Tips, Shed Ideas