After Thanksgiving (and the food coma) is over, holiday shopping goes into full force with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and December holiday gift shopping. But, for many of us it’s difficult to stay on a budget and get the gifts you want to delight your family and friends.
Decorating your house, yard, and shed for Halloween doesn’t have to take a ton of time or break the bank. You can add an eerie quality to your outdoor space with some simple DIY projects using stuff you most likely have around your home.
As one of our Cook dealers Mike Otis has shown us, Cook sheds are a great place to create! Our portable buildings can be used for craft rooms, workshops or even your office.
Mike in his spare time uses the sun and a magnifying glass to create artwork for his customers or for his own home. He burns designs into the wood to create signs for sheds, businesses and homes. This is called wood burned artwork or pyrography.
He’s created pieces featuring holidays, people’s interests and favorite sports teams. How does he do it? With these three main ingredients:
The holiday season brings tons of cheer and time to relax with family and friends. But, it’s also an extremely busy time of year with family coming into town, entertaining, hosting meals, buying gifts, and decorating your house in a festive way.
We have all been frustrated when we go to decorate our tree or the exterior of our home and have to search through boxes and boxes of broken ornaments and burned out bulbs.
But, if you spend a little time post-holiday getting your supplies and decorations organized, you will be thankful next year! Get started with this blog on creative ways to organize your holiday stuff!
If you are looking for the perfect place to keep all those seasonal items that only get utilized once or twice a year, consider adding a Cook Portable Warehouse to your backyard.
A new, high-quality backyard shed doesn’t have to wipe out your holiday budget. Through the Cook Rent-to-Own program, you can pay off your shed on a monthly basis. Unlike storage units, with Cook you are paying toward the value of your space. Read a more detailed comparison between the two storage options.
And here are 5 more holiday storage tips!
Your Cook shed holds many possibilities! But, don’t discount what you can do with the outside of your shed as well as the inside.
During warmer months, there’s many ways you can incorporate your shed into your landscape. But, during the winter holidays, don’t forget to include your shed when you’re decorating!
This do-it-yourself project is part of our Yuletide DIY series. If you missed a post this holiday season, check them out here!
We decided to transform the outside of our shed into Santa’s workshop! If you’re having kids over for holiday parties, invite them to leave mail for Santa in the decorated mailbox. It will be fun for kids and parents alike.
We only touched the outside, so no one has to peek inside to see your storage or wood working space. Simply decorate the outside to go along with the theme of your home and yard.
Here’s our instructions (plus videos!) of how to convert your shed into Santa’s Workshop:
In addition to an outdoor, prelit Christmas tree, a wreath for the door, and a little extra ribbon, here’s the Yuletide DIY extras that we added to the shed.
This post is written by guest blogger, Catie. She loves coming up with ideas and dragging her family into helping her achieve them, just like this DIY project!
7 Simple Ways to Deck out your Home for the Holidays
It’s officially the holiday season and that means it’s time to decorate your home and yard for Christmas. Some people adorn their homes from roof to floor with twinkling lights, glittering decor and a Christmas tree with plenty of ornaments.
While you’re spending some fun family time, drinking hot chocolate and eating Christmas cookies, we have the ultimate holiday playlist right here.
All those seasonal decorations, supplies, and equipment can take up a ton of room in your home, garage, or attic during the other eleven months of the year. And if your festive decor is overflowing from your home, maybe you should think about a different storage option.
Tis the season for more storage with a high quality dependable Cook Portable Warehouse with our eight unique shed styles. To see why a Cook building is the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list, read this post!
But decorating your home, apartment, or office doesn’t have to take too much time or expense. Here are seven simple ways to decorate your home with items you are already using to celebrate the holiday!
After your holiday shopping spree it’s always a struggle to find safe places to hide those gifts you want to keep secret.
Little curious eyes and ears are always looking for hints to where their presents might be hidden. So, here’s some creative ideas to keep those surprises unspoiled until Christmas Day.
Cook Portable Warehouse
Your Cook shed is the perfect place to store those gifts. With our locking door handle, the kids can’t peek inside!
Plus, with the Lofted Barn option, you can keep gifts and holiday decorations all in the loft. They'll stay organized and out of the way until you need them each year.
Hiding gifts in your office might be best if your kids or spouse are particularly snoopy.
Lock those presents away in your desk drawer or filing cabinet.
In Discrete Boxes
If you have a baby in the house, hide them in old diaper boxes. The older kids probably will skip looking there.
Or, if you’re trying to hide something from your husband, hide small items in your feminine hygiene boxes. He’ll probably want to avoid opening those up!
Wrap them Immediately
Even if you don’t have your tree up, you can still wrap them and hide them away in the closet. If little fingers do find them they’re still left guessing.