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What to Bring to a Home and Garden Expo

Home and garden shows are filled with all sorts of products and deals for homeowners to take advantage of. Unless you’re prepared, it’s easy to get side tracked by the sheer amount of information available.

Make a List
One way to make sure you get what you’re looking for from the shows is to jot down a list of information before leaving. Keep the list easily accessible so you can pull it out whenever it’s needed.

This can include the following:

  • Measurements for new fixtures, doors or replacement windows
  • Desired colors or materials
  • Price range

Stay Organized
Along with your list, it’s a good idea to bring a few other things with you to help keep track of information, materials and enhance the mental image of what you need.

Notebook and Pen
By bringing a dedicated notebook and pen, you can take notes about new ideas, prospective contractors and contact information. When you get home, you’ll have all of this information right at your fingertips.

Photos of your home and existing landscaping help generate a better mental image of what the various options will look like once they’ve been installed.

Tucking flyers and pamphlets in a folder will help keep them better organized than just tossing them in a bag or carrying them by hand. It also helps keep all of the materials from certain companies together if you collect more than one pamphlet or business card from individual booths.

Tote Bag
Although the show may provide a tote with your ticket, it’s still smart to bring your own, in case you don’t want a new one or one isn’t offered. This frees your hands up, is easier to carry and gives you a spot to carry any smaller purchases you make.

These shows will show you great products you may not know about from brands like Pella Windows and Doors, Marvin Windows and Doors and Armaclad Fiberglass Windows. Not only will you learn about new innovations and deals, you will also come away with brand new ideas for your home.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.