Best Way to Store and Pack Sports Equipment
At Box&Co On Demand Storage, we help people store all sorts of different items and we make it convenient. One of the most common things our customers ask us to pick up for storage is sports equipment. It makes sense, most sports are seasonal and while you need your uniform and equipment for a few months, there’s a good part of the year that they’re unused. That’s where we come in.
Box&Co Is the Easiest Way to Store
Box&Co On Demand Storage gives you the easiest solution to your storage problems. And you don’t even have to leave your home. All you have to do is go to our website or call us and order containers and/or bulk items. We’ll bring you your storage containers and we’ll pick them up after you’ve packed your items for storage. We often pick up sports equipment for storage, so we want to give you a few tips on how to get it ready.
Best Rule For Equipment Storage: No Sweat
Let’s talk about the biggest issue you need to understand before you store your items. Athlete’s sweat. More often than not, athletes also get dirty. Your biggest job in preparing sports equipment is making sure it’s clean. You have to get rid of dirt and sweat that comes with the equipment or you risk mold growing while it’s in storage.
The blog Momtastic recommends wiping excess mud and dirt off of cleats and then scrubbing them with a brush. Make sure you squeeze out excess water from the tongues and foot supports. Towel them off and dry them in the sun if you can. For football, baseball and bike helmets, create a past out of baking soda and water and spread it into the interior of the helmet. Let it sit for a day and then rinse it out with soapy water.
For football and hockey pads, the best way to get rid of the stink is to place them in a bucket of hot water mixed with laundry detergent. Squeeze out the extra water and dry them out in the sun. In order to keep the melees down, mix a half water, half vinegar solution and spritz it on the pads after every use. Vinegar can also be useful for watching game jerseys. For a cup of vinegar in with your detergent and wash in hot water.
Organizing and Storing Equipment Is Easy With Box&Co
Now it’s time to put your sports equipment in your containers. Make certain that you keep track of them. Box&Co will provide you with an inventory form. You can also take pictures of your items. If you are in charge of a sports team, you should keep track of each player and what belongs to them. Color coding tags on each piece of equipment can help.
Once You’ve thoroughly cleaned all of the equipment and listed your inventory, you can relax. The rest is up to Box&Co. We’ll pick up everything and when you need them returned, let us know and we’ll bring your items back to you. To get started, contact us today.