Storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. This is especially true for athletic storage solutions. Sports equipment is so varied in size and shape that shelving that works for baseball bats won’t be as effective for football helmets. We also know that though many organizations need room to store equipment in bulk, there also likely need places for individuals to store specialized equipment in a personal locker.
Athletic storage solutions require storage that optimizes space for individuals and groups, while still catering to specialty equipment.
Top 3 Athletic Storage Solutions
When it comes to athletic storage solutions, there are three methods to consider:
Utilizing mobile shelving in your athletic storage solutions is an excellent way to optimize your space. Mobile shelving works by moving to suit storage needs. For example, in a facility that caters to many sports, storage priority and organization is often connected to equipment popularity. Because some sports are seasonal, this popularity fluctuates, meaning for the storage space to function efficiently, the organization must be constantly updated.
Mobile shelving eliminates this problem by allowing the storage itself to be relocated, bypassing the need to manually move equipment. When football is no longer in season, the mobile shelving allows access to other equipment instead.
One athletic storage solution that does this is the single-aisle model. In this model, only one aisle is available between shelves at a time. When a different aisle needs to be accessed, the shelves themselves move, closing the previous aisle to open a new one. This allows storage space to accommodate a single-aisle space instead of one between every shelf simultaneously.
Athletic Equipment Lockers
For individuals, athletic equipment lockers are ideal athletic storage solutions. Depending on the facility, lockers may have different primary functions. For example, while lockers are designed to contain personal property, the nature of this personal property can vary. A locker room that uses square lockers may work when storing gym clothes, but falls short when it needs to store a baseball bat or lacrosse stick.
Luckily, athletic equipment lockers are available in a number of configurations that can meet any storage requirements. Additionally, for lockers that require some extra security, lockers have a variety of locking options to choose from.
Custom Athletic Storage
Athletic equipment can be difficult to store efficiently due to its unconventional shapes. By using custom athletic storage solutions, you can optimize storage while keeping equipment safe from damage.
Sports such as baseball, football, and golf all require specialized storage to keep equipment from being damaged. For example, baseball bats typically don’t do well in standard shelving. The shape of the bat causes them to easily roll off shelves, becoming damaged in the process. By customizing storage to specifically meet the needs of a baseball bat, such as a hanging bat rack, you can protect your equipment and store it efficiently.
Mobile shelving and athletic equipment lockers can also be customized to ensure space efficiency and the protection of equipment.
Using a variety of athletic storage solutions in combination with each other can result in more efficient storage in less space. Mobile shelving allows storage to be reorganized and prioritized with minimal effort. Some forms of mobile shelving can even provide more space by reducing the space needed to access storage. Athletic equipment lockers create space for athlete’s personal items and equipment that matches the needs of various sports and athletes. Finally, these forms of storage can also be customized to further optimize the space you have available.
McMurray Stern provides all of these athletic storage solutions.