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How to store away sports equipment

Did you know storage companies are a part of a multi-billion dollar industry? With the interest for storage units Brooklyn being on the constant rise, one simply has to wonder what’s all the fuss about. And you’ll find that out as soon as you find yourself living in a crowded home. You’ll quickly start scrapping together all the things that can be stored in order to free up some space, and that’s when you’ll run into your sports equipment. Let’s just say it’s always a good idea to store away sports equipment – at least that equipment you no longer need and use. And here’s how to do it!

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It’s great to have your sports equipment lying around, but not when it’s taking up too much space.

Find the right unit for your needs

The first step is always the most important one, and that’s finding the right unit for storing your equipment. The first thing you should know is that you don’t have to choose a company that only offers storage solutions. A lot of moving companies Long Island and all over the US offer the option of renting a unit that’s on their premises. It goes without saying that you should rent a unit from a reputable company only! But you might have more problems choosing an appropriate place for your belongings. Here’s what you need to pay attention to:

  • The size. Your unit must be just the right size so that you don’t end up overpaying for space you are not using.
  • The type. Do you want to rent a regular unit or a climate-controlled one? The first one is cheaper, but the second one is more secure.
  • The security. Are there guards or surveillance cameras on the premises? The safety of your sports equipment should be your main priority.

Before you store away sports equipment, make sure it’s in good condition

There are many types of sports equipment so writing up guidelines for storing all of them is somewhat impossible. But what we can tell you and that goes for every type of equipment out there is the fact that everything that enters storage should be properly cleaned, packed, and prepared. You don’t have to pay for packing services NYC, but you do have to make sure every item is placed in sturdy and protected boxes.

A yellow pilates ball and a yoga mat.

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Finally, the layout of the unit is very important when you want to store away sports equipment. Make sure the boxes stay away from direct sunlight and that they are stacked one on top of another. Extra tip if you want to save some time? If there’s any equipment you think you might need sooner than others, make sure you place it at the frontal part of the unit. This way, you won’t have to rummage through dozens of boxes just to find your yoga mat.