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January 31, 2018

Home gym exercise equipment
Every New Year, the number one resolution is a combination of losing weight, getting fit and eating better. Many people fall short of their goals or tire of the equipment they’ve purchased particularly as the weather warms. If you’ve reached your goal or have decided to stop your exercise program then you will need a place for gym equipment storage. That is where self-storage comes into play!

Exercise Equipment Storage Ideas

Properly storing sports and fitness equipment is important when not in use. If you have the space in your home to create a home gym or workout room, then this would be the optimum fitness storage solution. A basement or mudroom are also great places to store your fitness equipment. A problem occurs, however, when the treadmill or weights are no longer being used for working out and morph into a place to hang clothes and stack boxes. When this starts to happen, renting a self-storage unit for your exercise equipment is a great way to create much needed space in your home.

The Top Tips for Exercise Equipment Storage

In order to keep exercise and fitness equipment in good working order, it is important to follow the right storage preparation steps. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for specific information about your treadmill, elliptical machine or home weight collection.

  • 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.
  • Protect the weight rack with a canvas cover.
  • Elliptical machines or treadmills should be covered with a canvas during long-term storage.

Storing Exercise Equipment in a Self-Storage Unit

Renting a self-storage unit for exercise equipment will free up storage in the home for other household storage needs. Fitness equipment can easily be rotated in your storage unit for seasonal purposes. Storage units come in a variety of sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 that would be perfect to store the extra workout equipment that you no longer have room for. A 5×10 storage unit would be a great size to store a treadmill or elliptical machine and still have room to store other belongings. ezStorage has secure storage solutions systems such as state-of-the-art video surveillance, individually alarmed storage units and keypad gated entry, which will give customers peace-of-mind that their fitness equipment is safe while in storage.

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Explore our solutions tips below to get tips and advice on how to properly store your belongings.

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5x5 locker

5' x 5' (25 sq ft) (Locker)

Half the height of our standard 5' x 5', our lockers will hold personal items, clothes boxes, business records and sale rep materials. This is our smallest storage unit. Available at most locations.

5x5 unit size

5' x 5' (25 Sq. Ft.) (standard closet size)

How big is a 5x5? A 5x5 will hold personal items, clothes, boxes, small furniture items, business records and sales rep materials.

5x10 unit size

5' x 10' (50 Sq. Ft.) (walk-in closet size)

Will hold small amounts of furniture, boxspring and mattress, business records and other small items.

10x10 unit size

10' x 10' (100 Sq. Ft.) (standard bedroom size)

Will hold a 1 bedroom apartment w/major appliances, other furniture and supplies.

10x15 unit size

10' x 15' (150 Sq. Ft.) (1/2 standard one-car garage size)

What will fit in a 10x15? This size storage-unit will hold contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or house including appliances and boxes, or commercial storage inventory.

10x20 unit size

10' x 20' (200 Sq. Ft.) (standard one-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 3 bedroom apartment or house plus major appliances and lots of boxes. Business storage, ideal for storage racks.

10x30 unit size

10' x 30' (300 Sq. Ft.) (standard two-car garage size)

Will hold contents of a 4 to 5 bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Business storage for files, equipment and permanent records.

Renting Online is Simple

  1. Select the storage unit size you’re interested in.
  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!