Gym Storage Solutions For Garage / Home Gyms

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

gym 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
  • Accessories

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.

Weight 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.

CAP Barbell Olympic Plate Tree Storage Rack for Weights and Bar, Green
Marcy Plate Tree for Standard Size Weight Plates/Storage Rack for Exercise Weights PT-36
YAHEETECH Horizontal Barbell Bumper Plate Rack Holder Olympic Bar Storage Rack with Handle and Wheels,Black
CAP Barbell Olympic Plate Tree Storage Rack for Weights and Bar, Green
Marcy Plate Tree for Standard Size Weight Plates/Storage Rack for Exercise Weights PT-36
YAHEETECH Horizontal Barbell Bumper Plate Rack Holder Olympic Bar Storage Rack with Handle and Wheels,Black
CAP Barbell Olympic Plate Tree Storage Rack for Weights and Bar, Green
CAP Barbell Olympic Plate Tree Storage Rack for Weights and Bar, Green
Marcy Plate Tree for Standard Size Weight Plates/Storage Rack for Exercise Weights PT-36
Marcy Plate Tree for Standard Size Weight Plates/Storage Rack for Exercise Weights PT-36
YAHEETECH Horizontal Barbell Bumper Plate Rack Holder Olympic Bar Storage Rack with Handle and Wheels,Black
YAHEETECH Horizontal Barbell Bumper Plate Rack Holder Olympic Bar Storage Rack with Handle and Wheels,Black

Wall Storage

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.

Shepherd Hardware 8088E Heavy Duty Steel Storage/Assorted Utility, 6 Pack Garage Hooks, (25lb) -6, Black
SafeRacks | Garage Wall Shelf Two-Pack 24"x48" | Includes Bike Hooks | 500lb Capacity (24"x48", White)
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black
Shepherd Hardware 8088E Heavy Duty Steel Storage/Assorted Utility, 6 Pack Garage Hooks, (25lb) -6, Black
SafeRacks | Garage Wall Shelf Two-Pack 24"x48" | Includes Bike Hooks | 500lb Capacity (24"x48", White)
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black
Shepherd Hardware 8088E Heavy Duty Steel Storage/Assorted Utility, 6 Pack Garage Hooks, (25lb) -6, Black
Shepherd Hardware 8088E Heavy Duty Steel Storage/Assorted Utility, 6 Pack Garage Hooks, (25lb) -6, Black
SafeRacks | Garage Wall Shelf Two-Pack 24"x48" | Includes Bike Hooks | 500lb Capacity (24"x48", White)
SafeRacks | Garage Wall Shelf Two-Pack 24"x48" | Includes Bike Hooks | 500lb Capacity (24"x48", White)
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black
AmazonBasics 6 Cube Grid Wire Storage Shelves, Black

Dumbbell Storage

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.

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Accessory Storage

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.

SONGMICS Sturdy Shoe Rack Bench,3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf Holds Up to 264 Lbs,ideal for Entryway Bathroom Living Corridor
Lynk Sports Rack Organizer Gear Storage-Black
Spectrum Diversified Macklin, Stamped Steel & Wire Basket for Closet & Cubby Storage Vintage-Inspired Design with Customizable Label Plate, Large, Gray
SONGMICS Sturdy Shoe Rack Bench,3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf Holds Up to 264 Lbs,ideal for Entryway Bathroom Living Corridor
Lynk Sports Rack Organizer Gear Storage-Black
Spectrum Diversified Macklin, Stamped Steel & Wire Basket for Closet & Cubby Storage Vintage-Inspired Design with Customizable Label Plate, Large, Gray
SONGMICS Sturdy Shoe Rack Bench,3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf Holds Up to 264 Lbs,ideal for Entryway Bathroom Living Corridor
SONGMICS Sturdy Shoe Rack Bench,3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Organizer,Storage Shelf Holds Up to 264 Lbs,ideal for Entryway Bathroom Living Corridor
Lynk Sports Rack Organizer Gear Storage-Black
Lynk Sports Rack Organizer Gear Storage-Black
Spectrum Diversified Macklin, Stamped Steel & Wire Basket for Closet & Cubby Storage Vintage-Inspired Design with Customizable Label Plate, Large, Gray
Spectrum Diversified Macklin, Stamped Steel & Wire Basket for Closet & Cubby Storage Vintage-Inspired Design with Customizable Label Plate, Large, Gray

Storage Containers

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.

CleverMade 62L Collapsible Storage Bins - Durable Plastic Folding Utility Crates, Solid Wall Stackable Containers for Home & Garage Organization, Black, 3 Pack
Quantum Storage Systems, QDC2115-12, Attached Lid Container, 1.67 Cu Ft, Gray, 21" x 15" x 12"
Mind Reader 2 Tier Metal Mesh Storage Baskets Organizer, Home, Office, Kitchen, Bathroom, Silver
CleverMade 62L Collapsible Storage Bins - Durable Plastic Folding Utility Crates, Solid Wall Stackable Containers for Home & Garage Organization, Black, 3 Pack
Quantum Storage Systems, QDC2115-12, Attached Lid Container, 1.67 Cu Ft, Gray, 21" x 15" x 12"
Mind Reader 2 Tier Metal Mesh Storage Baskets Organizer, Home, Office, Kitchen, Bathroom, Silver
CleverMade 62L Collapsible Storage Bins - Durable Plastic Folding Utility Crates, Solid Wall Stackable Containers for Home & Garage Organization, Black, 3 Pack
CleverMade 62L Collapsible Storage Bins - Durable Plastic Folding Utility Crates, Solid Wall Stackable Containers for Home & Garage Organization, Black, 3 Pack
Quantum Storage Systems, QDC2115-12, Attached Lid Container, 1.67 Cu Ft, Gray, 21" x 15" x 12"
Quantum Storage Systems, QDC2115-12, Attached Lid Container, 1.67 Cu Ft, Gray, 21" x 15" x 12"
Mind Reader 2 Tier Metal Mesh Storage Baskets Organizer, Home, Office, Kitchen, Bathroom, Silver
Mind Reader 2 Tier Metal Mesh Storage Baskets Organizer, Home, Office, Kitchen, Bathroom, Silver

Shelving Units

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.

Topeakmart 3 pack Heavy Duty 5 Tier Commercial Industrial Racking Garage Shelving Unit Adjustable Display Stand,59.1 inch Height
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Adjustable, Heavy Duty Storage Shelving Unit (250 lbs loading capacity per shelf), Steel Organizer Wire Rack, Black (23.3L x 13.4W x 30H)
Muscle Rack UR301260PB5P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 5 Adjustable Shelves, 4000 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 30" Width x 12" Depth
Topeakmart 3 pack Heavy Duty 5 Tier Commercial Industrial Racking Garage Shelving Unit Adjustable Display Stand,59.1 inch Height
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Adjustable, Heavy Duty Storage Shelving Unit (250 lbs loading capacity per shelf), Steel Organizer Wire Rack, Black (23.3L x 13.4W x 30H)
Muscle Rack UR301260PB5P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 5 Adjustable Shelves, 4000 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 30" Width x 12" Depth
Topeakmart 3 pack Heavy Duty 5 Tier Commercial Industrial Racking Garage Shelving Unit Adjustable Display Stand,59.1 inch Height
Topeakmart 3 pack Heavy Duty 5 Tier Commercial Industrial Racking Garage Shelving Unit Adjustable Display Stand,59.1 inch Height
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Adjustable, Heavy Duty Storage Shelving Unit (250 lbs loading capacity per shelf), Steel Organizer Wire Rack, Black (23.3L x 13.4W x 30H)
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Adjustable, Heavy Duty Storage Shelving Unit (250 lbs loading capacity per shelf), Steel Organizer Wire Rack, Black (23.3L x 13.4W x 30H)
Muscle Rack UR301260PB5P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 5 Adjustable Shelves, 4000 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 30" Width x 12" Depth
Muscle Rack UR301260PB5P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 5 Adjustable Shelves, 4000 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 30" Width x 12" Depth

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.