Garage Sports Storage 101

You know it’s a good day when the sun is out and you can be outside enjoying your favorite sporting activity. It’s on these days when the kids spend the majority of their time outside enjoying one activity after another and you find time to get some fresh air yourself.  But then at the end of the day when your entry hall is cluttered with sporting equipment and bicycles are still laying out in the driveway, the day might not seem so nice. It can be a daunting task organizing all of your families sporting equipment, but as your follow these simple tips, you will be on your way to finally tackling good storage for sporting equipment in your home and garage.

Tips For Home and Garage Sport Storage

Get Rid of The Clutter

Two bins, one that is for keeping things in good condition and the other for discarding things that are not needed.

If you are really serious about finding the space for all your sporting equipment, the first thing you will want to do is get rid of the excess clutter. You might have the room for extra things, but why hold on to equipment you don't need? To get rid of the clutter you will want to grab a large garbage bag and look through all your sport equipment asking yourself when the last time it was you used said equipment.

If you are looking at something you haven't used in the last 10-12 months, then it might be time to get rid of it. Getting rid of the excess will give you the motivation to keep going until all the sporting equipment is organized and your house is clutter free! And remember that just because you don't use it, doesn't mean other person won’t. Find a place where you can donate things that are still in good condition. 

Invest In Storage Bins

Storage Bins Used for Garage Sports Storage

It is nice how schools have gym lockers where they can store all the sporting equipment for each individual student, however installing lockers for each child may not be feasible or realistic for your home. Instead, getting laundry baskets or bins to organize equipment is an easy alternative. You can label each according to what sport they are for or who they are for. Baskets are easy to store on shelves in the mud room or on a lift in the garage. Simply label basket and store away for better organization!

Dedicate A Spot For Shoes

A pair of Nike running shoes that are being held in front of a scenic green field.

For many sporting activities, you have to invest in a certain type of shoe in order to perform at the best levels. You’ve got your cleats, spikes, runners, basketball shoes, tennis shoes, and twenty more different pairs! With all of these different pairs of shoes, things can get untidy pretty quickly. Not to mention a serious headache when you can find a matching shoe for the pair you need. In order to avoid this hassle, make an organized system for your sporting shoes. You can put a shoe rack in the garage for all the sporting shoes, or get more bins that are labeled just for shoes. Making a dedicated spot for the sport shoes is how you will avoid losing shoes and excessive clutter.

Lift Equipment Up 

 A Garage Smart bike rack that is pulling up three bikes for ideal garage storage.

If you're reading through these points and thinking to yourself, “that's great, but my biggest issue is not having space for any of this,” then let us solve that problem for you! The chances are you do have space, that space is just above the ground. An easy way to organize all your sport equipment is getting a lift in your garage where you can hang bins and equipment from the ceiling.

A garage lift makes it easy to store away equipment on off season while also providing quick access when it’s game time. You can manage your garage sport storage at the touch of a finger with the bluetooth technology and Garage Smart app. 

Check out the garage lifts that will help you organize your sport equipment! It is guaranteed to make your life easier when storing all of your sports equipment!