Being able to exercise from the comfort of your own home has been a key convenience over the past year. Gyms have been closed or limited in capacity with mandated mask-wearing while working out. At home, you can pretty much do it all without a gym membership. Whether you have a treadmill, elliptical machine, stationary bike, rowing machine, weights, yoga equipment, or a pilates reformer, you’re all set.
Now that the restrictions have been lifted, however, you may just want to get back into the gym. Join a workout class, jump on your bike, take a hike, be social — that sort of thing.
If you’re considering a home sans bulky gym equipment (think of all that extra space!), but you’re not sure you want to get rid of your expensive home gym altogether, think about storing it. Portable storage containers are a great solution for items that you want to keep but don’t want to live with. Look for a storage facility that will deliver a container right to your driveway. From there, load your gym equipment along with whatever else may be cluttering your home. The portable container can be stored on site or picked up and moved to the facility for you. Alternatively, you may choose to transport your things yourself to a drive-up self-storage facility. These relocatable self-storage units come in many different sizes with swing or roll up doors. Either way, be sure you find a facility that uses weather-proof, rodent-proof storage units that are safe and secure.
Gym equipment is heavy and bulky, which makes it a challenge when moving and storing. Here are some steps for storing your home gym equipment:
1. Clean Your Gym Equipment Before Storing
Wipe everything down with a good, anti-bacterial cleaner. It’s also a good idea to check for missing or broken parts.
2. Disassemble Your Equipment
While it is quite cumbersome to take apart these items, it’s the only way to safely transport them. Secure all hardware in clear bags and tape them to the corresponding piece of equipment. Be sure to keep track of the assembly instructions.
3. Use Sturdy Boxes
Choose boxes that are strong enough to hold the weight of your items. Use smaller boxes to avoid each box being too heavy to lift. Larger items that cannot fit into boxes need to be secured in the storage unit with straps and cushioned with towels or moving blankets.
4. Ask a Friend to Help
For obvious reasons, do not try to move heavy equipment alone. Using a dolly with straps is a great idea, too.
Moving a home gym into a storage space may not be an easy task, but with the right tools (and a friend) you can free up some room at home and venture out to exercise in public again!
Since 2015, Boxwell has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing customizable storage solutions for businesses around the world. Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Boxwell’s mission is to build the future of storage, today. We aim to achieve this by persistently looking for ways to develop more durable storage, installed in a fraction of the time compared to other options. We’re continually exploring new technologies, services, and features to support our clients and elevate the industry standard.
Work with a Boxwell representative to decide on an ideal, moveable storage unit mix, custom colors, door configurations and more. Once you place an order, we deliver and install your Boxwell relocatable self-storage units. You’ll be ready to rent them in no time!