Tips on Properly Storing You’re Sporting Goods

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by safeselfstoragecalgary No Comments

If you, or your loved ones, happen to be of the athletic and outdoorsy type then chances are you have a slew of sporting gear lying around your house that you’re looking to put away safely. Before you do, however, it’s important that you know how to store it properly in order to keep your athletic gear in the best of conditions.

Sporting gear needs to be stored properly to extend its lifespan and protect it from premature damage, especially when you leave it unused for extended periods of time.

Sporting gear should never be stored damp, as the small dark space of a storage unit can allow mold and mildew to form on them. To prevent this, hard sporting goods should be properly wrapped in breathable materials, like blankets and bed sheets before being placed in the self-storage locker. Wearable sporting gear should be properly cleaned and dried, placed in vacuum sealed bags, and then left in storage.

Some other things you can do to facilitate your sporting goods storage:

  • Place smaller sporting gear in cardboard boxes to provide adequate protection.
  • Avoid wrapping wet gear in plastic as this could retain moisture and damage your sporting goods.
  • Place heavy sporting items in the back of the self-storage locker to allow easy access to smaller goods.
  • Frequently accessed items should be placed on the front so that you don’t spend unnecessary time looking for them.
  • Place cardboard boxes in a stack and label each box so you know what goes where.

Separate your sporting goods into sections — outdoor and indoor sports, water and land sports, rackets and bats — this will help you find your sporting goods more easily when you need them.

If you follow these easy tips, you can not only extend the shelf life of your sporting goods, but also make finding your goods in self-storage easier. If you’re looking to rent a unit for your athletic equipment, be sure to give us a call at (403) 508-7787 for more information on our safe and secure self-storage units in Calgary.

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