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When you decide to move, whether because you wanted to, or need to because of various reasons, it will not be easy. So many things to worry and think about, and so many thing that you need to do. One of those things is packing and storing all of your belongings… That in itself is quite demanding and hard! If you include all of your sports equipment into the mix, it makes things even more daunting. But, worry not, because all of this can be made much easier. Keep in mind that it will still be hard, but with these tips, you will be able to pack sports equipment with ease. The only thing left is to move them to the moving truck, but leave that to the best movers in Manhattan. So, without any further ado, let’s dive into tips on how to pack sports equipment.

Measure your equipment first

This is an important step in moving your sports equipment. You first need to measure all of your sports equipment before you start packing it. Then, you need to envision how it will be positioned in your new house. The best way to do this is to first measure the equipment, and then go to your new house and try to make a plan where you want to put everything. This is where the measurements come in handy. If you know where you want to put your bench press, measure the space needed for it. Do the same with every piece of equipment you own. You want to have enough space for every piece of equipment so you have space for each exercise in your routine. Working out in a cramped space can cause injuries and you want to avoid that as much as possible. So, make sure that the room you are going to put everything in has enough space and a high ceiling so it can hold all of your equipment in.

measuring before you pack and move sports equipment
You should measure everything before packing

Make sure to clean your sports equipment before packing

Moving is a great time to clean everything you plan on moving. This includes your sports equipment as well! However important it is to clean everything up after each workout, you may not be feeling like it sometimes and just skip it. Well, you have your opportunity now! This is a good idea because you do not want any dust, dirt, and bacteria from your old place. Moving companies NYC always suggest to their customers to clean everything up thoroughly before they start packing. So, take your microfiber cloth and wipe everything up! Also, make sure to use a disinfectant product on everything and then wipe everything with your clean microfiber cloth. Clean everything before you start packing so you do not create and extra task for you at your new house while unpacking!

How to pack yoga equipment

When starting to pack sports equipment for your move, it is best to start small. Yoga mats, towels, blankets, and other accessories are the best place to start. Make sure to get different sized boxes for this matter because your items are mostly different sizes. Using different sized boxes for your cross-city move will help you a lot when it comes to packing each box in the moving truck. It allows the movers to stack the larger and heavier boxes on the bottom and smaller and lighter boxes on top. It also allows them to fill gaps by inserting smaller boxes inside. This is called the “Tetris” technique, and many moving companies like to use it. To pack your accessories properly, roll your yoga mats up to make it fit the box better. Take a box which is the exact size of your yoga mat or a little bigger. If there is more space in your box, put in towels after folding them and stack them together with your blankets. These are all soft so they will not need extra support from foam nuggets or padding.

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Fold your yoga mat before packing

How to pack your weights

Weights are pretty heavy and it is not wise to pack as many as you can fit in a box. If you get top quality moving boxes, make sure to put weights in smaller ones. If you use bigger boxes and put more weights in, there is a higher possibility that the box will break and that the weights would fall out. You should also use packing supplies when putting weights inside boxes. Stuff like foam nuggets are a great idea when packing weights. This way you will prevent them from moving inside the box and causing damage to it which can lead to the box breaking. Another thing you can do when you pack and move sports equipment is to put padding in the form of blankets or small pillows. Pillows and blankets will also prevent bumping if you have two weights inside one box. If you want to put a couple of smaller weights inside a box, make sure not to go over 4 pieces. By putting in anything more than that you may risk breaking the box.

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Do not put more than 4 weights in a box

Packing exercise machines

If you have treadmills or stationary bikes, you will need tips on how to pack it as well. They are usually very heavy and robust and have to be disassembled before packing. The best thing you can do is take a look at the instruction manual to see how to disassemble it correctly. However, if you do not have the instruction manual, we will give you some general tips on how those machines usually get disassembled.

When it comes to your treadmill, the first thing you should do is to set lower the incline to its lowest point. Then you will probably be able to remove the safety key. After that, you should unplug the device and fold it. Lock it after that and wrap it in packing material to avoid damage. The stationary bike is a bit easier. Disassemble everything you can and wrap it in blankets before putting it in a box.

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John G.
John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011

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