Costco Lifetime Resin Utility Shed

These utility sheds are fantastic! As long as you have room for these outside, they add plenty of storage space. I generally keep all my gardening tools or bulky items inside to free up the garage. This is a pretty plain looking one from Costco but it is quite large compared to mine & much cheaper than the ones I bought from Amazon. Some of the fancier ones come with windows & look like mini homes. There are a couple of popular brands that make these sheds…….Lifetime, Suncast, Rubbermaid, etc. For a no frills good deal, this is a steal at $399. I paid between $500 – $600 for my 2 sheds (scroll down) that are much smaller in cubic feet. Here are a few more details about this shed……

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Costco Shed by Lifetime

These are generally pretty easy to assemble. My only recommendation would be DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN the plastic screws. That shouldn’t have to be said, but I managed to do it on one of the walls, so it is a little loose in that area. Since I always like to compare the products to Amazon, please check out this product which is similar in size (it’s a little bigger). It’s got great reviews…….

Price: $399, Item: 1902212

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59 thoughts on “Costco Lifetime Resin Utility Shed

  1. I bought the 8 x 10 Lifetime shed from Costco 2.5 years ago. I have to admit the instructions could be better. The line up of parts and holes could also be better. There was alot of colorful language while i was putting it together. Once i put it together though i love my Lifetime shed. Everything works and looks like the day i set it up. I am in and out of this shed constantly with dirt bikes and seasonal decor. Just the other day i needed to move the shed about 40 feet to a new location where i had finally built a deck for it.(It had been sitting on the ground which was not level.) After solo sliding it across the yard on old 4 x 4 fence posts, and lifting it up 8 inches on the deck fully assembled. Not a single screw of bolt popped and the doors open and close perfectly. Well worth the money and i would buy Lifetime products again.

    1. You’re best bet may be Craig’s List or someone you know. These can take a while, but should be relatively simple for anyone with some basic handyman skills

  2. I was pretty disappointed by these sheds. I bought two from the Costco here in Irvine, and was excited to replace an aging custom wood shed. The holes do not line up for the important door fittings, and most other parts, leaving no area for the hardware to connect to. For a plastic shed, this is a major drawback because the metal that helps provide durability and support is now either loose in some areas, or only connected to 50% of plastic pieces. I would recommend against these sheds, I haven’t opened the second one, and will be returning them both. I gave it a chance, but should have taken a look at the reviews on the lifetime website…they echo the same thing, except any review above 1-2 stars cites that customer service is great.

    1. Sorry to hear Mike. I have had one up for a couple years now without issue. I did have similar issues with setting it up and the holes not aligning properly. Since it is made of plastic I was able to bend /manipulate the pieces into place. Once it was fully setup I had no issues. Sorry for the bad experience & probably a good idea to return the 1 back to Costco.

  3. I am taking a break from helping my husband assemble our Costco Lifetime utility shed. We know why it is called Lifetime, as it may take that long to assemble!! The directions are terrible, holes are not drilled to receive any of the screws, and pictures of screws all look alike, although there evidently are three kinds. No mention of length or diameter of the needed screw or what size drill bit to use. After four hours of working, no walls are up yet! Putting door handles on should be a piece of cake. HA! NOTHING is easy putting this together. It looked like such an easy to put together item when we saw it on display. I have hopes that when it is FINALLY put together it will last a very long time. It is the perfect size for our needs.

    1. Glad you enjoy it! Sorry for the assembly. I do remember mine took several hours too. Some pieces didn’t fit perfectly right & I overtightened a few screws so they end up stripping. It’s not 1 hour project, but like you said, mine have been up for 2-3 years now with no issues!

  4. Update: finally got my shed up after 4 weeks due to missing parts. Labeling and instructions could be more clear. I didn’t find out about the missing parts until I had assembled the base in the yard, so I put the roof “on” while waiting for the screws. By the time it came, the plastics had warped requiring me ymto buy a metal blade for my circular saw to cut off the center support by 1/8″ so the roof will fit. Then I had to buy additional brackets to so the wall would be flushed against the roof. The shed is fine as long as it isn’t exposed to the heat, as the doors are beginning to warp. Decent shed if it is assembled on a patio, but not as easy if done in the yard. The video makes it looks too easy. If I had to do it again, I would stick to wood.

    1. Thanks for coming back to give an update Ben! Sounds like it didn’t live up to the hype for you. I’m glad you were able to find workarounds for your issues. I’m also happy Lifetime got back to you & mailed you the required parts. Thanks for the tip. Costco does also have some great wood sheds but they are more expensive. Mine has warped slightly but it is still going strong. Thanks again Ben!

    2. Hello. Do u still have your manual instructions? We are trying to assemble ours and we lost the instructions.

  5. This item goes pretty quickly so need to grab when you can. Will fit snugly in a 4×7 trailer from U-Hal rented for $15. Need help from strong strapping Costco lads to load into the trailer. When I got home, open the box in the trailer and bring the contents in piece by piece. Bought sand/pebbles. Will go to HD to buy 3/4″ pressure treated wood to place over the sand/pebbles. Am warry with the assembly based on the numerous comments I read of the Youtube video below. Will let you know how it goes.

    1. Ya, I noticed the same thing at my Costco. Between these in the Lifetime Deck Boxes, you gotta grab them if you see them. They seem to be especially popular this season. Maybe everyone is ready to organize the home since COVID restrictions are being lifted. Thanks for the tip on the trailer. Seems like an easy way to get it home if you don’t have a truck. Please do come back & let me know how it goes. Good luck setting it up & thanks for the video link!

    1. These have been at my local Costco for months now. They usually get them early in the year in preparation for spring. You may want to check or call your local Costco to see if they still have any in stock. I’ll try to take a look at my Costco next time I go. I hope you find one. Good luck!

  6. Can someone who had one of these sheds comment regarding the measurements (75″ x 42″ x 67″)? I assume 42″ is the depth (front to back) but which of the other measurements is the height and which is the width side-to-side? Will help me to know if this will work in the space I have. Thanks much!

    1. 75″ Length, 42″ Depth / Width, 67″ Height. Thanks for the question MAS. Sorry I should have specified that in the post. I’ll edit to fix that now.

  7. I just bought one of these and mine was missing the GNN bag like Jochol. The hardware bags are all labeled so you know what hardware to use in what step. The GNN bag has the final screws and door hinges you need to install the doors and roof. Called Lifetime and they are sending a new one but how long it will take nobody knows!!!

    1. Lifetime is usually pretty good about getting you the extra parts. I remember having a similar issue with a Lifetime Deck Box & they sent out the parts immediately. The last thing they want is you returning the product to Costco. Let me know if you get the parts & how it works out

    1. Nice! Did you get a chance to set it up yet? These are selling like hot cakes this summer. Glad you were able to find one of these Lifetime sheds! Thanks for the heads up about quantities

    1. Thanks for the heads up TMC. These sheds are hard to come by, so it’s nice to know which Costco’s have them in stock. Hope you enjoy yours! Glad you got your hands on one

  8. anyone still see this in the east coast? I am trying to buy one but they dont sell it anymore in my local costco.

    1. I still see them on the West Coast. Sorry I know that doesn’t help, but they are still in stock SOMEWHERE. I just checked online & they are currently not on

    2. I finally picked mine up. I called Costco near me and found they had some on order. I kept calling until they got them in. The box is pretty large. If you don’t have a pick up or a cargo van it is unlikely it will fit in any vehicle.

      1. Glad you finally got one! Were you able to put it together? You are right about a truck or Cargo van. This box is huge! Thanks for the comment!

        1. Mine did not come with any instructions. So that just made it so much harder to build and looking up videos. The actual website for the manufacture doesn’t have any to be able to print and follow. Ugh so frustrating. Midel#60331u

          1. Sorry to hear Pearl! I would email / call Lifetime & they should be able to send you a manual with instructions quickly. I’ve had good luck with them sending extra parts when they were missing & they responded quickly too. You can definitely figure it out on your own but it will probably take a little bit longer. Hope it works out for you. Let me know.

    3. I’ve been watching for one as well. On Thursday, 4/27, there were three in Westbury NY. Two after I left! Keep watching, as I thought I was out of luck for this year.

      1. Glad to hear you got your hands on one Bob! It’s such a great deal for these Lifetime sheds. Have you gotten a chance to set it up yet?

        1. Yeah. I was away for a bit, but I finally did it this week. I would post pics, but I don’t see a way to do so.

          1. You can always email me at [email protected] & I’d be happy to post finished pictures. How long did it take you to put together? The Lifetime Shed I put together took a few hours by myself. They make it pretty simple.

    4. I was able to just get one about 3 weeks ago on the east coast. The box did not fit in a large SUV (Toyota Highlander). I ended up having to rent a truck at the nearby Home Depot to get this home. I had been calling my local store to check on when they would be coming back in stock. The store told me that many people were looking for these as they can’t keep them in stock. When I called and they said they had some in transit I called everyday until they arrived. When I got to the store that morning (an hour after opening) they had 3 left out of the shipment of 4 they received. About 4 hours later that same day they were sold out again.

      1. Ya. These & the Lifetime Deck Boxes or VERY popular. They only get a handful of units in each time & they don’t sit on the shelves for very long. I did just see 1 – 2 of these at my local Costco, but the Deck Boxes have been gone for a long time. Glad you found one & were able to get it home. Thanks for letting us know it won’t fit in a Toyota Highlander. I’m surprised because that is a big vehicle.

    5. Ya. These & the Lifetime Deck Boxes or VERY popular. They only get a handful of units in each time & they don’t sit on the shelves for very long. I did just see 1 – 2 of these at my local Costco, but the Deck Boxes have been gone for a long time. Glad you found one & were able to get it home. Thanks for letting us know it won’t fit in a Toyota Highlander. I’m surprised because that is a big vehicle.

    1. You’ll just have to keep checking back at Costco. Head there early in the morning, because if they sell it, they even sell the floor unit too.

  9. We are in Texas. We couldn’t find any Costco in the DWF area that has this Utility Shed. When do you have this item in-store again?

    1. They seem to go in and out of stock in store. I live in the Bay Area, CA & I couldn’t find the Lifetime Deck Box for a month, & they just FINALLY came back in stock. These Lifetime Resin Utility Sheds seem to do the same thing. You’ll see them one week & gone the next. I would just keep visiting the store (preferably in the morning) & see if they come back in stock. When I did finally find the Deck Box , there were only 2 left. Costco will most likely be getting them again soon, it’s just a matter of when

    1. You don’t need to pour a concrete pad, but you do want to make sure it’s level. The base of these shed’s aren’t very sturdy, so it needs to be placed on something sturdy. I poured a small pad for my shed. It was only about 4 – 5 bags of concrete. If you have a handy person around, they can probably pour a small pad for you

    2. It would be ideal to pour one or at least make a pad of fine material. Sand at the bare minimum or you will be crying. I shoveled some dirt around and used level but was not packed and smooth. It was the worst experience I have ever had. 10 hours of grief. You will need a round file to file the buggers that are left from molding inside where metal tubes go into doors. When you get to your location don’t bother trying to move the box. Open it in your vehicle and hand carry the pieces in about 10 trips. I barely could lift one end up from the flat cart to the back of my truck. Was at Costco. A lady carrying a baby used one hand to guide it as I lifted other end and pushed it in the bed of my truck. If I ever do it again I will pour a foundation for it.

      1. Ya. It took me half a day to build & I can’t imagine doing it on dirt. It’s construction is not sturdy enough to have an uneven foundation. The nice thing about pouring a cement pad is you can pour it to the exact dimensions of this product, so you’ll never see it. I poured mine 2-3 inches bigger on each side & up against the house. No issues for several years now. Thanks for the comment Matt!

  10. How big is the box that it comes in? I need to find out if it will fit in my wife’s SUV or if I need to rent a uhaul.

    1. The box is huge. 46″ wide & about 76″ long. It wouldn’t fit inside my 2020 Volkswagen SUV Tiguan, but I have a Yakima roof rack so I had the Costco employees helped me load it on the roof.

      1. Thanks again David! The Tiguan is a pretty small SUV. I had a Ford Escape that couldn’t really carry anything large either. With those dimensions a bigger SUV might work too.

  11. Mine came short without the GNN bag, don’t know if get it back to costco or just go straight ti the company (lifetime)??

    1. Can I ask what the GNN bag is? I would go straight to Lifetime first. Most of these companies have no problem getting you parts as long as it’s within warranty. I’m sure if you bought it recently, Lifetime will be able to help you out. Let me know how it works out. Thanks

    1. No way! That’s such a great deal. I feel like I RARELY see return items. You must have gotten real lucky and stumbled across that one. 30% off is huge. I’m guessing it was in like new condition anyways, plus it’s a shed so it’s going outdoors no matter what. Congrats on the deal!

    1. I’ve seen these Lifetime Resin Utility Shed’s at 3 separate Costco’s in the Bay Area, CA. Where are you located? They may have a different model or brand?

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