Guide to storing off-season sports equipment

Whether we are talking about everyday workout equipment or seasonal sports like football, baseball, hockey and golf, when you are not using the items required for playing those sports, you have to preserve their functionality and condition by providing high maintenance and storage. If you complete these two tasks with success, you will be able to use the equipment for the following years as well. Even more, if they are high quality items, you pass them on to your children. When doing that, you should teach them to care for their sports equipment at all times. Some kids and even adults participating in sports and activities throw their uniforms, shoes and equipment in a corner and forget about them until they need them again and they have to wash them. This attitude is wrong because it can damage the equipment casing a significant financial loss. Preparing off-season equipment for storage does not have to be a difficult process if you are willing to allow your time and attention.

Decide between basic and climate-controlled units

First, you need to find a place where you can store the sports equipment. If you do not want to occupy the space in your house with off-season items, then you should resort to public storage Kent. You just need to decide if you want to rent a basic or a climate-controlled unit and the answer depends on several factors. For instance, if you plan to keep the equipment in storage for several months, especially during the cold season and you do not want to visit the unit and discover irremediable damage to all your items, you should definitely choose the latter. On the other hand, if you live in a region with pleasant weather and you only plan to store the equipment for a few weeks, you might get away with a basic unit. You should also determine if you intend to visit the unit in the meantime or not.

How to properly pack and store sports equipment

Before moving the equipment into the storage unit, you have to clean it thoroughly. If you plan to store clothing items like uniforms, you have to wash them well to prevent organic substances like grass and dirt from destroying the material while in storage. Next, you should separate the sports equipment. For instance, you can place shoulder pads and helmets in one box, the clothing in another box, and the shoes in another box and so on. You can facilitate the process of searching for a specific item when visiting the storage unit by using a marker to write ion the box. In addition, this will also help you to place the boxes correctly inside the unit because you know which items are more sensitive than others are. Thus, you can put some of them on the ground while keeping others on top. However, you cannot just throw the items in the boxes. For extra protection, you must wrap them in plastic before putting them in boxes. You should also add baking soda inside the box to preserve a good smell.