Vacations provide the perfect opportunity to get away from the stress of work and daily life. You can surf the ocean waves, paddleboard across Lake Norman, or bike through a new town. Yet when the vacation is over and it is time to come back to your Charlotte home, you need to have the right spot to put all of your recreational items.
Things can get piled up in different rooms if you don’t have a dedicated space for them. Luggage clutters the laundry room. Bicycles lean against the living room wall. Inflatable paddleboards are shoved into your home office. Even coolers get left outside on the porch where the weather can deteriorate the materials.
Having dedicated storage spaces for your all your beach, camping, and sports items will allow you to properly unpack your things and stow them away so they don’t become damaged or dirty. Here are several storage solutions that may be ideal for your needs.
Dedicated Spaces in Laundry and Mud Rooms
Consider investing in separate closet and cubby spaces for items that become dirty, sandy, or muddy. Stained clothing, raincoats, sandals, coolers, luggage, and other apparel items strictly for seasonal use can be kept in cubbies, drawers, or hung on racks in mudrooms and laundry rooms. The items can be kept separate from your daily apparel until they are laundered and cleaned.
Custom Garage or Spare Closet Storage
Large recreational items such as canoes, kayaks, surfboards, skis, inflatable balls, golf clubs, and the like will need dedicated storage solutions. Before you just toss items into an attic or basement, check the manufacturer’s instructions about storing the items. There may be warnings about avoiding moisture, extremely high or low temperatures, direct sunlight, or humidity that can damage the materials of your equipment. These warnings can impact where you can store the items, as attics can build excessive heat and basements can develop unwanted moisture.
If items should be placed in cool and dry places, consider garages or an empty/spare closet. A local closet organization company such as Closet & Storage Concepts Charlotte can design custom built closet solutions for recreation equipment. So you can design storage spaces that will accommodate different lengths and widths of items, such as long and bulky golf club bags.
Make Items Compact
When possible, collapse or compress items to make them smaller in size so that they can better fit into drawers, cubbies, and storage containers. Deflate stand up paddle boards, beach balls, and inner tubes while collapsing foldable luggage. Then you can better optimize your space.
By having a place to store the recreational items you take on vacation, you can quickly unpack and place things away so you can better unwind when coming home. Give Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte a call to help you create custom storage solutions in your home. From garages to custom closets, our team is here to help!