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How to Keep Exercise Equipment in Storage in Las Vegas

December 13, 2017

Exercise equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and weights can take up a lot of space in your home. It’s convenient having this equipment at home, but if it’s not being used on a regular basis, it’s best to move the equipment into storage. Follow these tips to keep exercise equipment in good condition in storage in Las Vegas:

Look for Air-Cooled Units

The electrical components that power the exercise equipment need to be kept cool, so look for air cooled storage units. The temperature inside the unit should be lower than the outside so the electrical components do not overheat.

Keep Weights Low to the Ground

If possible, keep your collection of weights on the floor of your storage unit. Many people store weights on shelves or in boxes that are stacked on top of each other, but this isn’t a good idea. Weights can be heavy, so storing them anywhere but on the ground can be dangerous. If you have a weight rack, it’s perfectly acceptable to keep the weights on the weight rack while they are in storage. Weight racks are designed to securely hold the weights in place and prevent them from falling.

Cover Equipment

Any exercise equipment that you put inside a storage unit should be covered with a cloth canvas. The canvas will protect the exercise equipment from moisture, dirt, and pests that could damage the machines. If you don’t want to purchase cloth canvases, covering the equipment with lightweight sheets or blankets should offer the same level of protection.

Clean the Equipment

Every machine, weight, or workout accessory needs to be cleaned before it is put in storage. This is especially important if you are storing weight plates or weights, which can start to rust in storage if they are made out of iron or steel. 

Treadmills and other machines should be cleaned with products that are designed specifically for commercial exercise equipment. Weight plates and weights can simply be wiped down with a soft cloth and warm water. After cleaning the equipment, make sure it is completely dry before you transfer it to a storage unit. Learn how to clean weight plates before putting them in storage.

Hang Workout Accessories

Install racks inside your storage unit so you can hang workout accessories such as yoga mats and resistance bands. Why? It can be hard to flatten a yoga mat if it’s been rolled up in storage for a long period of time. Resistance bands will also be difficult to use if they’ve been stored in a tight ball. In fact, resistance bands can start to lose some of their elasticity if they spend a lot of time rolled up in storage. Prevent these problems by letting these accessories hang loose inside your storage unit. 

Are you looking for a place to keep your exercise equipment? If so, talk to the professionals at one of the most popular storage unit facilities in the area, Storage Durango Blue Diamond. Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at