Depending what part of the nation you live in, it might be time to start thinking about storing your motorcycle for the season. Colder temps and inclement weather make enjoying a ride out on two wheels impossible in some parts of the nation. If you’re looking for a great and easy way to store your favorite warm weather toy, a portable shelter is a terrific option!
Portable shelters cost far less than having to break ground and build a new garage, save the monthly fees of renting a spot to store your bike and give you somewhere on your property where you can keep your bike closeby, but still protected.
If you are getting a portable garage for your motorcycle, here are some ideas for setting up the storage space.
Bike, Stand & Battery
Of course you likely know already that letting your bike sit for too long can drain the battery. So you’ll want to consider a dedicated bike stand to take it off the ground and a standby battery that you can maintain a charge with.
Add Tools Storage
Since your bike is in for the season, you can pick up any tools you left around and store them away. This way you’ll have them when you need them next season. It makes sense to create an area for tool storage in your garage while you’re setting it up.
Put Your Gear Away
While you’re at it, you might as well dedicate an area for your helmet and other gear like your gloves, vest and body armor while you’re storing your bike. Consider a coat rack or other hooks where you can keep these items for safe keeping during the offseason.
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Working from home has become the new norm for many households today with a global pandemic and social distancing orders in place. For those who have never had a dedicated area of their home to work from or who are now sharing that space with a spouse or even children who are distance learning, it can feel very cramped.
A great solution is to create a new office space. One in an area that is all your own. If that means a room set-up in the finished basement or garage, or depending what the weather is like in your area, it could also mean using a portable shed or shelter and transforming it much like a crafter would a she shed, into a separate office space.
In fact, this move is starting to trend! All across the nation, portable shelters are being set-up as needed to create a home office space that is separate from the commotion of home life and still highly- functional.
Portable shelters converted into office spaces cost far less than a total garage makeover or home addition and if you’re asked to go back to work in the near future can either be easily taken down and stored away or used for another need without feeling the pinch of a whole new build being done.
Shelters of America is a great starting point for getting the shelter ordered and shipped. Our storage sheds are multipurpose and can be used for just about anything! After it arrives you can set-it up and start remodeling the interior to fit your needs!
Is there anything more american than a backyard barbeque party? Whether you’re hosting one for a birthday, graduation, retirement, or for no particular reason at all, it’s important to ensure that you have the essentials. If done right, your friends and families will go home with full bellies and long-lasting memories. Here’s what you need in order to make sure that your party is as successful as possible.
You can’t have a barbeque party without burgers and dogs. That said, the best grill masters will also offer foods for people who don’t particularly care for burgers or dogs. That’s fair, isn’t it? After all, some people don’t eat meat, and some people only eat fish. Therefore, to accommodate these different preferences, you can offer veggie burgers, salmon steaks, chicken, and/or steaks. The options are endless, really. If you want to make something really unique, then we suggest making shishkabobs. These can be made with steak, veggies, chicken, and fish. Anything that can go on a stick will work.
Alcohol will help adults loosen up, so if you can afford it, do your best to supply a variety of options. Just as people enjoy different foods, alcohol taste can vary widely, too. Generally, you should at least offer beer and wine. By all means, encourage people to bring their own alcohol. Most people will do this, but making a hard statement about it should ensure a better BYOB turnout.
In addition to alcohol, you should also offer non-alcoholic options. Soda, water, and iced tea are all great choices. There might be kids there, and even if there isn’t, remember that not everyone wants to drink alcohol. Moreover, even if everyone DOES want to drink alcohol, some people dislike drinking alcohol while eating. Last, it’s important to stay hydrated while hanging out in the sun; therefore, water and iced tea will help your guests from getting dehydrated too quickly.
It’s hard to get a party going without music. You can either make a great playlist beforehand, hire a band / DJ, or just play pandora / spotify radio all day. Whatever you do, make sure that there’s music in the background the entire time. In addition to music, you should offer bug spray and sunscreen, too. Bugs always come when there’s food to eat; and if your party goes on well into the evening, you’re sure to have some mosquitoes flying around.
You really never know if it’s going to rain or not. You don’t want to risk your party getting ruined, do you? That’s why you should grab a pop-up tent or canopy. That way, your guests will have shelter from rain or the sun if needed. If you want a quality pop-up tent for your backyard party, then check out the tents from Shelters of America.
Whether you’re hosting a party, relaxing at the pool, or trying to run a business, portable canopies offer easy protection from the rain and sun. Often called pop-up canopies, these portable shelters “pop up” when opened. Equipped with legs that are easy to adjust, pop up canopies offer stable protection on the go. Even though they are made for travel, they can be used at home quite effectively too. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to use them at home.
Remember when we said that the length of the legs are easy to adjust? Well, this makes them ideal for giving your garden a bit of shade. This is especially useful if you’re doing maintenance on it. We don’t all have the luxury of being able to wait for the sun. If you have the day off and it’s raining, then a canopy will protect you from getting wet while you get work done. Additionally, if you have little ones who play in a sandbox, a canopy can be used to give them shade on those scorching hot days.
There’s nothing like laying out and catching some rays poolside. Sooner or later, though, you’ll want to take a break. Even if you make smart use of the water and sun block, it’s best to give your skin periods of shade. To accomplish this, put your canopy over your lounge chairs.
Ah, the lemonade stand. A staple of many childhoods, and a great way to teach kids the value of a dollar early. If your children are setting up on a hot day, then give them a portable canopy. The tent style makes the stand look more professional, it helps keep the drinks cool, and it protects the little ones from getting too much sun.
Most street businesses look more professional when they’re under a roof. A pop up canopy achieves that look, and it gives customers some protection from the beating sun. In addition, if it starts to rain, your stuff won’t get wet.
Whether you’re having guests over for an outdoor lunch or just enjoying your morning coffee outside, it’s nice to have a quick shade solution sometimes. This is where the pop up canopy can really shine. Rather than investing in an awning, just pop one of these up, and when you’re done, either leave it as is, or break it down and move it to the side. Easy as pie.
The fall season is fast upon us. While much of the U.S. is still battling heat waves and tropical storms, the reality is that we are only a few short months away from the holiday season and while things are much different this year. New school years, fall weather and cooler temps are coming.
If you’ve been spending more time at home and thinking about ways to improve your backyard space through the seasons, then a portable shelter is a great investment.
Here are some reasons to invest in a portable shelter for the fall season.
Because You Need Somewhere to Sit Comfortably
If the upcoming fall season is going to be spent outdoors at home, you might have never considered that it’s not the same as being outdoors in the summer. The patio furniture is likely tucked away and the pool is covered. Keep that same outdoor vibe alive and opt for a carport or gazebo style portable shelter and you’ll have somewhere to hang out that’s also covered and comfortable.
To Store All the Stuff from Other Seasons
If you need somewhere to store all the summer toys and accessories you can also get a portable shelter in the backyard for that. No one likes clutter and if you’re making way for bonfires and outdoor activities in this new season then having somewhere to store the leaf blowers and pool rafts that’s not in visual sight is important.
Want to buy a portable shelter for your yard? Shop Shelters of America today. We have everything you need for a fully ready to go shelter or you can customize the width, length, height and even the material and color of your portable shelter!
Gardening is a favorite pastime for many. Whether you’re avid about growing your own natural fruits and vegetables at home, you enjoy floral arrangements around your yard, or you just have a green thumb and find your own quiet relaxation while gardening - there’s a reason for everyone to try the hobby at least once.
If space in your yard is an issue, or other environmental factors like poor soil, too much shade, etc., plague your gardening capabilities, then you may want to consider building your own small greenhouse where you can still take part in the joy of gardening at home, with far less hassle and a much greater return!
Here are a few ideas for setting up a small greenhouse on your property.
Choose the Right Location
When you are ready to build your portable greenhouse shelter, you should choose a location that is going to give the plants the proper sun they need to thrive. Typically, this is on the south or southeast side of the house - for some home is the sunniest area could also be on the east side of the property.
There are many different types and styles of greenhouse building materials to choose from. From plastics to glass and even wood. When you’re talking about a portable option, something that isn’t permanently in the ground, then you want to go with something lighter in weight for transport, but also strong enough to handle the outdoor elements. Walls made of Polyethylene plastic will be able to resist heat and humidity as well as tears. Also, be sure you choose a portable shelter with a strong frame. Galvanized steel will withstand high winds.
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