If you have kids who play hockey, you know better than anyone how hockey equipment can quickly cause clutter in the entryway or kids’ bedrooms. Jerseys, knee pads, helmets, hockey sticks — how are you supposed to find room for it all?
One way to overcome this problem is to store hockey equipment in the garage instead. With the right organizational solutions in place, you can easily prevent hockey equipment from overtaking your home, and still maintain a clean, spacious garage.
Utilize wall space for hockey sticks
In your stylish house, you may have eye-catching wall art hung up to enhance the interior design. In the garage, however, it’s perfectly normal to see yard supplies and tools hung up on the walls in order to maximize space. Use this same strategy to store your kid’s hockey sticks. Keeping equipment off the floor allows you to store your vehicles with ease.
Let jerseys air dry properly with drying racks
Obviously you’ll want to wash jerseys after practices and games, but it’s important to properly dry uniform materials as well. To keep uniforms in great condition, lay out jerseys and hockey pants on drying racks in the garage. Keeping uniforms in the garage, rather than the laundry room, ensures you have plenty of space to hang up your family’s everyday wardrobe inside the home.
Install open cabinets to keep uniforms wrinkle-free
Stuffing uniforms in drawers and cramped spaces could cause them to get wrinkled. Instead, try hanging them in tall open cabinets. Even if the fabric is still a little damp once you move the uniforms from the drying rack to your cupboards, the open air will allow them to fully dry.
Consider cabinetry to keep gear organized
For the rest of your kid’s hockey gear, closed cabinetry is a great storage option. Closed drawers and cupboards keep equipment out of sight to maintain your garage’s organized and clean appearance.
Take advantage of your garage to keep hockey gear out of the home. These storage solutions can be incorporated into your design with a little help from Garage Living.