Storing Gym Equipment
Best Practices in Moving and Storing Gym Equipment
You never know what you need to be put into storage. Whether you own a gym or have a home gym of your own, you probably realize that one of the trickier items to move and store is your at-home gym equipment. Not only is it extremely heavy, but there are often a significant number of pieces and most likely require some form of deconstruction before the machine can be moved.
1. Your mover should come out to evaluate your home items before the move. If you still need a mover, we encourage you to check out our preferred movers list. Make sure to show your moving consultant all your gym equipment.
Be sure to note the following:
- Size of Equipment – This will impact the route the movers take – stairs, tight corners, and hallways can all create issues
- Deconstruction Manuals – how can the equipment be broken apart to make the move most efficient
- Moving parts – Be sure to inform the moving consultant on the way the machinery operates
2. When moving day comes, be sure to deconstruct your items in a smart fashion
- Use sturdy boxes and label all your boxes
- Keep screws and bolts with other machine parts in labeled baggies
- Pack instruction manuals with the equipment for easy reference
- Be sure to wrap items properly to ensure your home is protected, other furniture is protected, and the gym equipment is safe
3. When storing your gym equipment, remember the elements.
- Non-climate controlling exposes your items to the elements – to keep your items pristine, be sure to utilize a climate controlled unit
4. In your unit, make sure your equipment is safely placed to avoid any future accidents
When loading gym equipment into your storage unit, be sure to ask your movers to:
- Keep boxes and components of the same machine together
- Do not stack more than 2-3 boxes of heavy equipment – you don’t want to have an avalanche!