May 11, 2018

Storing hockey gear in the garage

Being a hockey family means hockey equipment is everywhere in your home. Odds are, you don’t have a professional‑grade locker room in your house, so you’re probably struggling with where and how to store everything your players need. If you have a garage, however, you may be able to solve your hockey gear storage needs. Here are some tips you can use to keep your family’s hockey gear clean and safe in your garage.

Create a system

The most important thing for keeping your gear clean and organized in your garage is to create a system for storing it — and make sure you stick to it. Designate a corner or wall in your garage for the hockey gear, and make sure there’s enough space there for everything you need to stow.

Don’t hoard your gear

One of the biggest enemies of organization is clutter, and that can be a big problem when it comes to hockey equipment. With so many pads, jerseys, sticks, gloves, helmets, etc., to keep up with as your hockey family advances through the years, it’s easy to allow gear that’s outdated or worn out to accumulate and get in the way. Make it a habit at the end of each season to go through the gear, and sell or donate anything that won’t be needed next season.

Hang your sticks on the wall

Use hooks to keep sticks organized on your garage walls. This keeps them from cluttering other spaces. It also helps protect them from being stepped on or run over with the car.

Keep jerseys and pants hanging in open cabinets

If you’ve ever seen a professional locker room, you’ll notice there aren’t “lockers” in the traditional sense. That’s because hanging jerseys and breezers in open cabinets keeps them wrinkle‑free and helps them dry faster after washing. Drying is important; otherwise gear can start to stink in a hurry.

Use cabinets or drawers for other gear

Helmets, tape, pants, pucks and other gear that doesn’t need to be washed on a regular basis can be kept in cabinets or drawers in your garage to keep them out of the way. Not only does this help keep your gear organized, but it also protects it from scuffs, dents and other damage they might experience from being loose in the garage.

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Infographic by Pro Stock Hockey

Pro Stock Hockey

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