It is now mid-January 2015! Have you set, started and gave up on your New Year’s resolutions yet? A good portion of people make resolutions every year, but unfortunately, a majority of them, give up on the resolutions after the first few weeks. The first week of a new routine or starting a new project is usually the hardest week to keep focused on the goal at hand. According to a 2014 survey by Statistic Brain, 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions with 75% of them keeping to the resolutions during the first week, but by 6 months, only 46% of people actually kept up their resolutions! The number one resolution in the Statistic Brain poll was losing weight with number five being staying fit and healthy. If you decided to change your lifestyle by losing weight, exercising or developing a workout program, then you will need to purchase sporting equipment and supplies. Once you have reached your goal or have decided to stop your exercise program then you will need a place to store all of that sporting or exercise equipment. That is where self storage comes into play!
Where to Store Exercise Equipment
It is a few weeks after the New Year and you have finally decided to put your healthy living resolutions into place. Now is the time to decide what your goals for your resolutions will be and what will you need to do to reach those goals. Do you want to take an exercise class or buy workout or exercise equipment for home and do your workouts at home gym? Another way to get exercise and get fit at the same time is to participate in a favorite sport or even just go for daily walks. All of these questions and decisions will require re-organization plans, time and money. You will need to know how to properly store your sporting and fitness equipment as well as find the perfect home for the equipment when you are not using them. If you have the space in your home to create a home guy or workout room, then this would be the optimum solution for storing the equipment. A basement or mudroom is great places to store your fitness equipment. But, where can you store items when these rooms become over cluttered? If you do not have the extra room, then renting a self storage unit is a great storage solution for storing your sports and fitness equipment outside of your home.
Tips for Properly Storing Exercise Equipment
In order to keep exercise and fitness equipment in good working order, it is important to follow the right storage preparation steps. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for any other specific information that you might need to know before storing. When placing your fitness or sports equipment in a storage unit, make sure that it is properly cleaned. Keep weights stored on a rack with the lighter weights on top and the heavier weights on the bottom. Cover the weight rack with a canvas cover to prevent dust accumulation. Self storage is also a great place to store elliptical or treadmills when they are not in use. These fitness machines should also be covered with a canvas during long-term storage. Fitness equipment can be rotated in your storage unit for seasonal use.
Stop N Stor offers a wide variety of storage unit sizes to store your fitness and sports equipment. Stop in to any of our 5 Hinesville, Port Wentworth and Savannah locations to find out how we can help with your storage needs!