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5 Health Benefits of Owning a Swing Set

Buying a Swing Set

5 Health Benefits of Owning a Swing Set

Swing sets are fun! But did you know that they are actually good for your health as well? If you’ve been thinking about buying a swing set, then you’ll want to check out these 5 great reasons why this will be a healthy purchase choice for you and your family. Health Benefit #1: Move It, Move It! The sad reality is that kids nowadays don’t like to “move it” at all. In fact, in our technology-crazed society, it can be hard to get kids up off the couch, let alone outside and active. A recent Centers for Disease Control and...

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

You’ve decided to purchase a wooden playset for your family. You know you’re going to make a big investment and want it to last as long as possible. Below are 8 secrets to keeping your swing set not only looking good, but safe and sturdy for many years to come. 1. Purchase a playset made of the best material possible. Swing sets are generally made from one of three types of wood: cedar, pressure-treated (PT) pine, or redwood. Redwood, while being the most expensive wood used in swing set manufacturing, is also naturally resistant to rot, decay, and damage. The...

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What to Ask Before Buying a Swing Set Online

Buying a Swing Set

What to Ask Before Buying a Swing Set Online

With a few keystrokes, you can fulfill a child’s dream of bringing a playground home. But a swing set is not a minor purchase; you want to make sure that what you bring home is truly what you want, and that you are getting your money’s worth. Most importantly, you want to ensure the structure is safe for your little ones. The questions below will help you investigate the issues that matter, facilitate your online purchase, and provide you with peace of mind, as you enhance the capacity for outdoor play at your home. 1.  How much assembly will be...

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New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

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New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

Moving is an incredibly stressful experience for most children. They must leave behind all their friends, their neighborhood, their school, their home, basically everything that is familiar to them. Many kids have a difficult time adjusting to the new situation, and it can take months or even years for a sensitive child to fully acclimate after a move. Parents are always searching for tools to help their children cope better with this trying situation, but did you know you could have one of the most effective instruments for creating a smooth transition right in your own backyard? A wooden swing...

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Purchasing a Playset: 6 Important Facts all Parents Need to Know

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Purchasing a Playset: 6 Important Facts all Parents Need to Know

If you've got playsets on your mind, no doubt your head is buzzing with models, materials, designs, and endless questions. Relax, we’ve got the answers for you. Check out the 6 top facts you need to know before purchasing your swing set. It’s the best crash course in outdoor playsets you’ll ever read! Fact #1: Not All Woods are Created Equal Which wood you choose for the construction of your playset will depend on your needs and budget. Redwood is a beautiful option with a fresh, rustic flavor. It is also extremely expensive, so this wouldn’t be your best choice...

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