This post is part of the garage gym setup series.
One of the hardest things about having a home or garage gym is finding good storage solutions.
There are many different types of storage available such as containers, shelving, accessory storage and much more.
In this article, I’ll show you some of the best storage options for your home gym or garage gym. I’ll show you some great ideas and novel solutions that you can utilize for your own.
So let’s take a look at the best gym storage in our ultimate guide.
Equipment To Store
Storage is necessary so that you can utilize the space you have efficiently. If you want to have enough space to perform a lot of exercises you need to store your equipment well.
It is also important to use the room you have effectively so you can have a wide variety of equipment in your gym to utilize.
Having the right storage is vital for both of these things, but also for safety as well since equipment sitting around is a potential safety hazard.
Here’s a list of equipment that you should think about finding storage solutions for:
- Bumper plates
- Gym mats
- Exercise balls
- Battle ropes, Chains, Resistance Bands
- Bars e.g. Barbells, Spinlock Dumbbells
Gym Storage Solutions
There are many solutions to consider, from storage options to folding equipment to save space.
Here are some of our top picks for better home gym equipment storage.
Bumper plate storage and general weight storage are some of the key elements to the successful storage of your equipment.
Some power racks and half racks come with a level of storage, however, it’s not always enough and not everyone has the option of having an adequate rack in their gym.
So here are some additional solutions.
Wall storage is one of the best ways to utilize the most of your space. You can use wall storage to keep your barbells and other bars in an easy to access place.
Shelving is another great option for wall storage in your home gym.
Shelving can help you store everything from accessories, logbooks, bottles of water and even towels.
One of the most versatile pieces of equipment for those with a home or garage gym is the trusty dumbbell.
For this reason, dumbbell storage takes on new importance for those with home gyms.
If you have hex dumbbells you could benefit from a dumbbell rack, and if you have adjustable sets such as spinlock dumbbells you might need more plate storage than your average gym.
Weight belts, wrist wraps, gloves, ropes, bands… All of these things are accessories and if you’ve been working out from home for any amount of time they soon add up.
Adequate storage options are vital. In most cases, it’s a good idea to have a few compact storage boxes available for this very reason.
Gym storage containers are a little bit larger than the general storage boxes that you can get, and as such require a little more space to begin with.
That said if you have the room available the versatility of what you can use them to store makes them one of my top picks for any home gym.
You can use them to store old equipment, accessories, weight plates and more.
Check out some of our top picks for storage containers here.
If you have space then it’s hard to get much better than shelving units when it comes to ease-of-access, versatility and sheer ability to store a lot of stuff.
When I finally got shelving units put up in my garage gym it made a massive difference and now stores everything from spinlocks, chalk, battle ropes and more.
Gym Storage Ideas
If you have a gym at home or your garage then storage ideas are an essential part of the on-going optimization of your gym setup.
Organization is often one good idea away from being that much better, so check out some of the ideas below!
If you’d like to see some more gym storage ideas then you can check out more here.
The Final Rep
Effective gym storage is a matter of organization and planning.
Hopefully, our guide has given you the information and ideas you need to utilize your space for garage/home gym storage successfully.