Working out from home offers you the much sought-after convenience that, and you don’t even have to spend a fortune to do so. You can workout at home on a budget (Check out the post from Wirybody) and still get most of the benefits that you’d get by working out from a gym.
The problem, however, is that staying fit from home means that you’ll have to get some equipment that will require quite an amount of storage space. The problem here is that you can’t just place such items anywhere such as under the bed, in your hallway closet, or even underneath the couch.
You’ll have to be a little bit creative in getting some solutions for your storage problem. Luckily, there are a couple of DIY solutions that can make it easier for you to store your workout equipment without making your home look cluttered. By doing so, you may even feel encouraged to work out even more.
Read on to discover the best DIY projects that can make it easier to organize your fitness equipment at home.
1. Wooden Weight Rack
If you use weight plates when working out from home, you already know how challenging it can be to get somewhere to put them when not in use. When making plans for your home gym, you may be so excited to make it a reality that you forget to plan for the storage space that you need to store some items.
Stacking weight plates seems like a good idea until you have to move them just to get a specific plate. You can avoid this unnecessary hassle by getting a wood weight rack. Not only will doing so make it easier to store and retrieve the weights you need but will also make the storage space look more organized. You can use either of the following depending on how you want to organize your space:
2. Storage Book Shelf
Who thought that you could turn a bookshelf into a functioning storage center? Well if you had not thought about it, then you might want to give it a try. All you need to do is add a few organizational accessories for a finished look.
Some of the pre-made organizational accessories that you can use include containers and baskets. However, it all depends on the look you want to achieve. Keep in mind that the objective is to make space look less cluttered, and not chaotic.
3. Refurbished trunk bench
The best thing about using an old trunk to store some of your home gym equipment is that it can serve two purposes. You can sit on it while resting between your sets and also use it to keep organize some of the items that you use when working out.
Getting such a trunk is quite an easy task as well, as all you need to do is go online and get the best you can. Your local consignment shops can also be a good source for such trunks. Once you get your trunk bench, you can refurbish the wood if you want to, and also upholster the top to make it comfortable to sit on.
4. Converted TV Stand
A TV stand qualifies to be one of the best equipment organizers because it can offer the versatility you need when storing your home gym items. This is in consideration that stands have a variety of shelving and storage options that allow you to store all kinds of items, from shoes to weights.
The best part is that you could use the old TV stand you have at home as an equipment organizer. If you don’t have one, you can get it from a second-hand store at a pocket-friendly price and do your DIY
If you want an equipment organizer that is easy to make an effective in storing a wide range of fitness items, consider a pegboard. With the hooks on it, you can hang your items however convenient it is for you: at the bottom, in the center, vertically, horizontally, or at the top.
Be sure, however, to securely attach the pegboard to the wall to prevent it from falling in which case it can cause a lot of damage. You can even use shelves on a pegboard, giving you the convenience of stacking and hanging your items.
6. Other storage ideas
You will be using a variety of items in your home gym. As such, you may be wondering which other storage options are available for use. In such a case, some of the ideas you can consider include the following:
There you go, The fun ideas discussed above should go a long way in making it easier for you to get your home gym equipment out of the way.
All you have to do is select the ideas that are most helpful in your case, get the required supplies, and work your way to a more organized space. Not only will this make your home look less cluttered, but can also make you feel more inclined to working out even more.