Organizing Tips for Golf and Tennis Gear
If you are like most of us, you probably have accumulated excess golf or tennis gear over the years. With golf and tennis in full swing, there’s no better time to wrangle in your gear and get it organized. Here are some tips to help:
1. Gather and sort all your gear by category: equipment (clubs, rackets), accessories (balls, tees, markers, electronic gadgets, gloves, tape, etc.), apparel (hats, shoes, towels, etc.), training/practice equipment, etc.
2. Donate, sell, or toss equipment no longer used or that has served its purpose.
3. Designate a space (home) to store your gear and determine how best to maximize and use your space.
4. Store your gear so it is easily accessible and visible, especially those frequently used items. Many options exist or can be custom built to create a solution that works best for you. Depending on your space, storage solutions to consider may include: creating a locker, designating shelf storage, hanging items on the wall or some combination thereof.
5. Identify containers and systems to help you organize and maintain your equipment. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Use netted draw string laundry bags or wire bins/baskets to store balls no longer in sleeves.
- Dedicate a shoe rack for athletic shoes.
- Use a golf or tennis organizer or rack. Both free standing and wall mount options exist.
- Keep a stool or bench nearby so you can easily change your shoes.
- Organize grab and go sports gear in duffle bags.
- Keep accessories visible and handy – hats, visors, towels. Install a towel bar or get creative and use an old club or racket to hang accessories from.
- Keep a small basket or container for items you need to grab quickly (sweat bands, head bands, etc.) so you don’t have to run back into the house.
- Use clear containers so you can easily view the contents. Consider containers with lids if you need to keep items free of dust or debris, especially when keeping in the garage.
- Label containers, especially for back stock items or items less frequently used.
- Include a drop zone to place items from pockets (scorecards, tees, balls, markers, etc.
6. On at least a weekly basis, clear the drop zone where items have landed from playing a few rounds, competing in matches or practicing.
7. Clean your gear when finished and return it to its designated home. This will keep everything organized and the area tidy.
If you are unsure where to start, feel overwhelmed, need tools, or just desire help, a professional organizer can create a unique plan to help you get and stay organized.
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