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My husband and I are complete opposites. While I’m extremely organized, my spouse isn’t. He regularly scatters important documents such as credit card statements, car insurance bills, and pay stubs around our home. Because I worry about losing important papers, I’m constantly developing smart storage solutions for our documents. I keep some of our papers in a safe. I keep other items in a handy storage folder complete with tabs. I’ve labeled some of the tabs with the types of mail my husband and I receive regularly such as bills, retirement information, healthcare documentation, and sales papers. Another great option for storing mountains of paperwork is a rented storage unit. By housing important documentation in this type of storage facility, you can keep it out of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover some ingenious ways to store your pertinent documents.

Storage Solutions for Important Documents

4 Things To Know About Storing Your Gym Equipment

Alicia Rodriguez

If you are downsizing to a smaller space and you don't have room for your gym equipment, or if maybe you need to remove the gym equipment in order to turn that room into another space, when it comes to storing your gym equipment, you need to make sure you store the equipment carefully.  

Get the Right Sized Unit 

First, you need to rent the right sized unit. You should measure the footprint of all of your gym equipment, and figure out how much square footage you need for storing all of it. Once you know how much square footage you need, go for a unit that offers more than you need. For example, if you need fifteen square feet of space, rent a storage unit that offers you twenty square feet of space. That way, you will ensure that you have enough space to store your equipment as well as move around your unit.  

Clean the Equipment 

Second, you need to clean your equipment. Your gym equipment ends up covered in sweat, and you are going to want to clean it up. Wipe down all of your gym equipment. Be sure to clean all of the different sides of your equipment, and clean any soft padding on your equipment really well. The cleaner your equipment is, the better it will do in storage. 

Break It Down 

Third, you are going to want to take your gym equipment apart. It is much easier to store your bench-press when it is just a bunch of bars than when it is fully assembled. As you take your gym equipment apart, label where everything goes and put all the small parts together in a labeled bag that you attach to the larger piece of equipment.  

Organize Things Carefully 

Finally, you need to organize everything really carefully. You are going to want to put heavy weights on the ground. Avoid stacking heavy things on top of one another because this causes damage to your items. Take your time, and organize the space so that none of your equipment gets damaged.  

When it comes to storing your gym equipment, you need to size things up so that you rent the right sized unit. Then, you need to clean the equipment so that there is no sweat or bacteria on it. Break down your equipment if possible, and organize your equipment carefully inside of the storage unit. You can learn more about how to properly store equipment from a self storage facility like Acorn Self Service Storage.