Maximise Your Game! Storage Space For Your Sporting Equipment
Issue: Jul 2023
Sports are a great way to catch up with friends and let our competitive spirit loose. A lot of sports however, come with a myriad of equipment that is required to play it. Whether it’s bicycles, golf clubs or football training equipment, proper storage is essential for ensuring that come time to play, our equipment is in good condition and ready to go.
Why You Need a Proper Storage Solution for Your Sporting Equipment
The most important thing in sports is, of course, to have fun. But the second most important thing is proper storage! Moisture, sunlight and constantly changing temperatures are the mortal enemies of equipment preservation. With how expensive sports gear can be, it would be a waste to neglect taking proper care of it.
Additionally, finding equipment should be easy. Proper storage maximises available space, eliminates clutter, and ensures accessibility by keeping all of our stuff organised and stored in a designated area. It also reduces the risk of theft or damage associated with leaving our equipment in common areas or unsecured spaces.
How Improper Storage Can Damage Equipment
Like any other investment, sporting equipment should be safeguarded to ensure their continued functionality and value. Improper storage can lead to damaged equipment, expensive repairs or even necessitate replacement.
Mould spores are present in the air and tend to settle on leather surfaces like boxing gloves and rugby balls under the right conditions. Mould thrives in damp, warm places like a non-air conditioned storage shed where moisture from sweat or rain can be trapped. Not only are the fuzzy slimy patches of green and white unsightly, mould can also trigger respiratory problems and allergic reactions.
Extreme temperature is another factor in how improper storage can damage your sports gear. When sporting equipment is exposed to high temperatures such as being left in a hot car trunk or a shed without air conditioning, it can warp or become misshapen. Equipment like baseball bats can become bent, while plastic equipment like floorball sticks may melt or become deformed. Cold temperatures, although quite a rarity in Singapore, can cause cracks in tennis racket frames or stiffness in rubber items like basketballs. To prevent damage from extreme temperatures, proper storage of sporting equipment is paramount.
Singapore’s sun may not seem like a critical problem, however it can create a less than ideal environment to store sports gear. Sunlight exposure can weaken the materials in sporting equipment - especially those made from plastics, fabrics, and leather. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause colours to fade over time, resulting in barely used equipment to end up looking worn out. Rubber and leather are particularly susceptible to damage via UV radiation, often becoming dried out and stiff, leading to cracking and a loss of flexibility. Keep your gear in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight to ensure a longer equipment lifespan.
Choosing the Right Storage Solution For Your Sporting Equipment
When it comes to choosing the right storage solution for your sports gear, there are several factors to consider.
- Size: Make sure to opt for a storage unit that is large enough to accommodate all of your equipment and provides ample space to move around and access it.
- Air conditioning: Sporting equipment can be sensitive to temperature, so it's important to choose a storage unit with air conditioning to prevent damage from extreme temperatures or sunlight.
- Security: Look for a storage facility with security features such as video surveillance, alarms, and secure access control to protect your equipment from theft or damage.
- Accessibility: Choose a storage solution with convenient access hours so you can easily retrieve your equipment when you need it. This is especially important if you use your gear frequently for practice or competitions.
- Location: Consider the location of the storage facility in relation to your home or practice location to minimise transportation time and expenses.
Score Big with StorHub’s Storage Solution in Singapore
Our equipment is what allows us to participate in the sports we enjoy, so we should take good care of it. Not to mention the costs that comes with replacing damaged equipment, it’s no wonder more sports lovers are investing in proper storage. Whether you’re storing your personal equipment, or that of an entire team, you’re sure to find a suitable storage solution in Singapore with StorHub.
All storage units are air-conditioned, accessible 24/7, and have a smart entry system that allows you to share real-time access with authorised personnel such as family members or your teammates. Basic insurance for your gear is also provided, allowing you to rest easy knowing that they are safe in storage.
Contact us at 6337 2000 now or visit the StorHub website to enquire about self storage space prices and the various solutions available.