Going to the gym has become less and less convenient, and a greater risk as the COVID pandemic continues. Many people are setting aside spaces in their homes for home workouts or gym spaces, no matter how small. Home gyms, or even just set aside spaces to work out in are incredibly convenient and efficient, and allow you to work out whenever you want. They also allow you to truly customize the equipment or workouts you’ll be performing in there – it is your space, after all! Because home gyms are so appealing, a lot of people have been choosing to invest in items of all sizes to outfit their routines. But when it comes time for moving home gym equipment, you may be wondering the best way to go about it.
Despite being incredibly practical and convenient, when it comes to moving or preparing to pack up your workout equipment, things can be a little bit of a pain. What do you pack? How do you pack weights? It can all be a bit of a challenge and a pain – and we’re not even talking about large equipment! So how do you properly prepare your smaller gym equipment for a move? We’ve got everything you need to know about how to move gym equipment.
Let’s start off with the lighter stuff. Yoga mats might come as a bit of an afterthought for a lot of people when it comes to moving, but it’s still important to properly prepare them for your transition.
Whether you have just one or several, you’re going to want to pack them with like items, or things on the lighter side. Choose a box with a coordinating size, and roll up your mat(s) to either pack them in together, or pack them on top of heavier items, like yoga blocks or foam rollers. This will make sure your mat isn’t crushed or otherwise damaged.
No matter what, when moving yoga mats make sure to not pack them with heavier things like weights – they may just be mat, but they’re easily damaged! Additionally, if you want to leave your packing problems up to the pros, don’t forget to utilize EE Ward Moving & Storage’s complete full-service moving options.
Moving weights is a bit of a pain – there’s no way around it. However, if you’re not using services from professionals for your packing needs, it’s imperative that you’re packing your weights correctly and practically to not only protect them, but also protect you!
No one wants their weights to rip through their boxes or otherwise cause damage (or fall on you, your loved ones, or anything in your moving truck), so packing weights smartly is a huge deal. When packing weights, you’ll want to use several smaller boxes, instead of one or two large ones.
Make sure you’re also using high-quality, sturdy boxes that can support your weights. If you use cheap or flimsy boxes that are too big to properly support multiple weights within them, you run the risk of ripping or breaking your box. If you still want to use a larger container to house your weights, choose instead to pack them in more durable plastic totes or containers.
Not looking to take on the task of moving home gym equipment by yourself? Utilize EE Ward Moving & Storage’s complete, full-service moving options to have your relocation taken care of from start to finish.