Sports equipment doesn’t look very homely. Whatever design it is, in a residential interior it still seems like an alien from another planet. And here’s another problem: the sports equipment either gets tangled underfoot or is “overgrown” with a layer of clothing (which only highly motivated athletes can disassemble in order to work out). What … Continued
Sports equipment doesn’t look very homely. Whatever design it is, in a residential interior it still seems like an alien from another planet. And here’s another problem: the sports equipment either gets tangled underfoot or is “overgrown” with a layer of clothing (which only highly motivated athletes can disassemble in order to work out). What should everyone else do?
It is extremely important to properly organize your training and storage areas for special equipment. Attractive appearance and order on shelves with dumbbells, weights, and balls can easily become the additional motivation for new sports achievements. Let’s take a look at simple tips on how to achieve this.
If often used, it should be visible
Do not hide your regular exercise equipment in a far corner or closet. It is best to organize a single sports zone at home: there you will both practice and store equipment. It is much more convenient when during training you can see and easily get any necessary thing.
Also, everyone knows: you just have to hide the hoop or dumbbells behind the closet, and the desire to get it will appear less and less. Efforts on the way to an ideal figure are minimized, the result is postponed to the boundless future. That is why accessibility is important when it comes to sports.
The hanging system is our everything
Almost all sports equipment can be hung on the wall. This will help to significantly save space in the apartment, moreover, you will not have to constantly get annoyed, stumbling over another ball that has fallen under your feet.
An excellent solution is hanging mesh storage systems for inventory. These metal structures will allow you to store any type of equipment. Balls and gymnastic balls can be placed in mesh baskets, and special hooks can be used for jump ropes, boxing gloves, hoops, and other light equipment.
For heavyweights and dumbbells, it is better to use solid steel shelves. If there are small children in the house, exclude the possibility of their access to dangerous equipment.
Sometimes it is worth having a special locker
Special lockers for equipment – like in a gym – look solid and motivate you to exercise regularly. It is worth buying this if the situation and free space in the apartment allows. Ultimately, it all depends on your interior taste.
Of course, if your equipment collection is limited to a rope and a ball, an entire locker is unnecessary. But if all family members are involved in sports, each can be assigned a personal shelf so that the equipment do not get mixed up.
Transform it into decoration
Buy dumbbells, rackets and balls that match the colour scheme of your apartment interior. Dumbbells, matching the colour of the carpet, or a yoga mat, combined with a blanket on the couch, will not be superfluous rubbish, but interesting addition to the home environment. With a little imagination, you can make up whole compositions from sports equipment.
Look for non-standard solutions: in your own home, it is not necessary to use all things strictly for their intended purpose. For example, make hoops part of your floor-standing flowerpot arrangement and your guests will be surprised by the original design.
It is unlikely that a kitchen or dressing room will be able to accommodate a treadmill. And if it can, then it will be unpleasant to work out there. In such a situation, the treadmill will most likely stand idle. Conclusion – large inventory should be kept in sight and where it is pleasant to use it.
Place large exercise equipment on a heated balcony or a special corner of a bedroom.
The best solution for bicycles
Good quality mountain bicycles are a great exercise tool, but keeping a bike in your home is a challenge. It doesn’t matter if you store your bike in your apartment, garage or shed, there are a lot of smart ways to store your vehicle. So, you can not only save space but also get easy access to the bike. Special hanging racks, brackets, hooks that can be attached both to the wall and to the ceiling, and even special shelves will help you to use an empty wall in the hallway, room or on the balcony. Starting from how often you use your bike, as well as from its weight, you can choose the option for yourself.
Another modern and practical way is to not just store your bike in your apartment, but turn it into an inside bike trainer! A compact floor stands for wheels will help you with this.
How to store a surfboard
Oversized sports equipment, such as surfboards, can be suspended from the ceiling (for example, on a balcony or in a hallway) using ropes or hooks, and a pulley system can be installed to facilitate access.
Another option is to turn the board into an art object. Hang it over a sofa or workplace as a picture – and let everyone know that you, like no one else, know what it means to be on a good wave!
Treat them the same way as with a surfboard – instead of leaving your favourite equipment in the corner of a small hallway or room, attach special hooks to the wall, thereby organising the optimal storage space for the snowboard.
Ventilation of equipment and regular cleaning
It is best not to store your sports equipment in tightly closed cabinets without fresh air. Provide them with regular ventilation, because after a workout, even regular dumbbells keep traces of sweat and dirt. Abandoned inventory can become a favourable environment for the reproduction of pathogenic microflora.
Don’t forget to regularly damp your equipment shelves. Dust accumulated on objects during exercise is lifted into the air and into your respiratory tract.
Store outdoor gear separately from household inventory. After exercising outdoors, be sure to clean all the items.