There’s no doubt that triathlon is a sport that needs a lot of kit and equipment. It starts out innocently enough, but before long it’s completely taken over every room of your house! Getting yourself organised and creating storage space can make a big difference so that you’re not scrambling to find kit before every ride and run.
I covered how to store your bikes indoors, but how about your clothing, accessories and shoes?
The space under your bed can be one of the handiest hidden storage areas. Ottoman beds lift up from the base to reveal an abundance of storage space beneath. We invested in one recently and it’s become the perfect place to store my triathlon kit. My husband uses his side for running and cycling shoes. Divan beds usually come with drawers underneath which are also handy for packing away triathlon kit when it’s not in use.
I roll my clothing items up and place them in plastic boxes, so I can see everything and find what I need. I have one box for tops/vests, another for long sleeve tops/jackets, one for leggings, and another for swimming costumes, cycling jerseys and shorts.
We store the shoes that we use regularly on a rack by the front door so that they are easily accessible. It’s tempting to kick them off as we come in for a run, but we try to keep them organised and out of the way on the rack. It’s best to store running shoes in an open space where there is circulating air to help them dry out after use. Shoes that are used less often are stored in my wardrobe in drawstring bags.
One of Ikea’s most popular furniture items has always been the Kallax bookshelves and for good reason! They are super versatile and can be customised with drawers, boxes and doors. They make the perfect storage solution for a range of items, but I use our Kallax unit for our fitness kit.
We have a small home gym area so the open shelving is perfect for dumbells, kettlebells and cycling helmets, as they are in sight and easy to grab and go. In the cupboards, we have sweat towels and smaller accessories.
Beside the shelving unit, we have a chest of drawers that houses swimming goggles, gloves, hats, bike lights and headtorches. I must admit I need to organise these better, as they are currently a bit of jumble inside!
Finally, we have two wooden chests beneath our bike racks for other triathlon-related bits and pieces. These are slightly less accessible, so tend to be used for kit that we don’t need on a daily basis.
This post is sponsored by Bedstar Ltd.
How do you store your triathlon kit?