02-19-2015

How To Organize Your Workout Gear

If you’re like me, your fitness stuff makes up about 90% of your wardrobe (and laundry). I don’t really have a “system” on organizing all of it, which is what inspired me to write this post and see what others are doing. My system right now is just having a drawer for gym shirts, shorts and sports bras. And it ends up getting pretty messy since I dig through it each day to find the write outfit. So the research commenced to get some good tips from other runners and fitness lovers! So let’s talk about how to organize your workout gear:

How To Organize Your Workout Gear

Tanks & Shirts

Use shower hooks. A great idea I saw on Instagram is from @kariofitness:

 

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She uses shower curtain hooks to put on hangers and hang her tanks and shirts. Another instagrammer commented that in order for them to not slide around, she puts the hooks through rubber bands on the hanger. Genius I say! Easy enough to get shirts off the hooks and put them back on.

Stack vertically instead of horizontally. Why have I never thought of this? This is a great tip from Running On Lentils!

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This will totally solve my problem of digging through my drawers, because I can just grab and go. Click through on the photo to read her full post on organization.

Roll up your shirts. If you ran out of drawer space, you can use storage bins for your shirts. I knew rolling clothes up = less space taken up, because I always do this when I pack for a trip, but never thought to do it with my workout gear. This is a tip recommended by MCM Mama Runs and Confessions of a Mother Runner. Here’s MCM Mama’s photo:

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Capris/Pants/Shorts

Basically the same tenants can apply here – roll them up in bins, store in your drawers or hang them. Some people use the pants hangers for their capris but I hate unclipping and clipping them in. I think for me, the best thing will be stacking vertically in my shelves.

Headbands

Use an over the door rack. You know, the ones that are for shoes or beauty? Store your headbands in those in order to quickly access them.

Use a bin or bag. Running on Lentils suggests having a separate bag for headbands and hats/visors. Yes, you might have to dig around a bit, you’ll know where they are and you can keep them hidden away in your closet.

How cool is this idea I found on Pinterest? (click through didn’t lead me to a website so I don’t know what the source is, sorry!)

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 I found this one on Pinterest too from The Scacci House:

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I think that might be the winner for me! A ribbon stuck to the wall with some clothespins = genius idea to hang your headbands, and other stuff too like gloves!

A random tip I liked from Straighten Up With Kristen (full article below) is to create gym outfits and put them together in your drawers that way. And to have an extra outfit and sneakers in your car at all times. I can’t count how many times I’ve been out and want to go to the gym but don’t have my gear, or go to the gym and realize I forgot something like a sports bra.

Thanks to these bloggers for being organized (unlike me) and sharing their organization tips!

Here are a few other helpful links that might help you with spring cleaning:

What tips would you add on organizing your workout gear?

Are you generally an organized person? Because I’m definitely not :-P

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