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How to Prepare Your Things for Storage

Jul 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Summer Organization, Spring Organization, Winter, Holiday Organization


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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3 Things to Buy and What to Skip this February

Feb 20, 2017 12:35:53 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Buying a Shed, Winter, Holiday Organization


Last month we shared 3 smart investments for January and 3 things to avoid or wait to purchase.  To revisit that information and plan for next January’s spending, read this post!

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How to Refresh Your Shed for the New Year

Jan 11, 2017 2:41:20 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Storage Tips, Shed Maintenance Tips, Winter, Holiday Organization


With a New Year begun, it’s a great time to reinvent your routine with more trips to the gym and less junk food. And it’s also the ideal time to reinvent your storage space.

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5 Creative, Space Saving Holiday Storage Tips

Dec 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Holiday Ideas, Winter, Holiday Organization


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!Holiday Storage Tips + Cook Portable Warehouses

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7 Tips for Proper Motorcycle Storage during Winter

Dec 12, 2016 4:04:56 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Winter, Holiday Organization



When winter gets started with those cold temperatures and icy road conditions, the time for long motorcycle rides has come to an end. So it’s important to know that your motorcycle is properly stored, safe and ready to go this spring.

Remember maintaining your motorcycle in the off season is just as important as when you're riding it!  For more daily tips on how to properly maintain your motorcycle, read this post!

A key element of keeping your bike in ready-to-ride condition is having a dependable, secure place to keep it! With a Cook portable building, you get our Smart Roof Design, sidewall construction, high quality door features and durable floor system to ensure that your stuff stays in great shape.  See all our features here! 

Here are 7 important tips from Cook on proper motorcycle storage this winter.

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6 Creative Ways to Hide Gifts this Christmas

Nov 30, 2016 1:55:44 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Holiday Ideas, Winter, Holiday Organization


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.Creative Ways to Hide Gifts this Christmas + Cook Portable Warehouses

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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.

At Work 

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.

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3 Simple Tips for Thanksgiving Entertaining in Small Spaces

Nov 21, 2016 11:30:00 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Entertaining Tips, Holiday Ideas, Winter, Holiday Organization


Thanksgiving is one of the biggest entertaining holidays of the season. Hosting family and friends can be a lot of fun and is a great opportunity to show off your cooking skills and spend time giving thanks together.

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Top 10 Books for Your Winter Hibernation

Nov 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Shed Ideas, Winter, Holiday Organization



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How to Prepare Your Shed for Winter Weather [VIDEO]

Nov 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Storage Tips, Winter, Holiday Organization


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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How to Keep your Hunting Gear Clean and Organized [VIDEO]

Sep 19, 2016 11:27:13 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Winter, Holiday Organization, Shed Ideas



It’s important throughout any hunting season and the off-seasons to keep your gear and clothing in the best shape possible. Try not to simply dump your gear in the corner of a garage or shed and forget about it. 

Keep your hunting stuff in the best quality with these easy organization tips. Then, when you are ready for a hunting excursion, everything is ready to go!

If you need a safe space to keep all your hunting stuff, a Cook Portable Warehouse is the perfect place for any hobby!  There are a few important ways to keep your hunting gear clean and organized for the novice or experienced hunter.

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