Practical Yet Stylish Home Gym Storage Ideas

Home gyms tend to accumulate many pieces of equipment, and don’t always have the space for furniture to store them in. In addition gym storage equipment can also look a bit unsightly in a residential setting. To keep your home gym looking stylish and organized, here’s my round-up of the best practical yet stylish home gym storage ideas available at Amazon.com.

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Wall Storage Basket

This wall storage basket adds some rustic charm to your home gym, while being super practical. It comes in four sizes and three different colors, and is great for storing small items to keep your home gym looking clean and tidy. Priced between $9 to 18 each, they’re an affordable and stylish way to bust the clutter in your home gym.

Yoga Mat Storage

One item you may have in your home gym is a yoga mat for floor exercises, or a foam roller for warm-up or cool-down. These can be tricky to store and keep tidy, but with a wall-mounted rack like this one at just $28.99 you can keep them organized and your floors clutter free.

Large Storage

If you have the space, and have a lot of equipment, this storage cubby by ClosetMaid makes a great furniture option. Available in 3, 4, 6 or 9 cube options, and in four different colors – white, black walnut, dark chestnut and weathered grey, there are plenty of options to fit your space. Prices range from $63 to $165.

Fitness Band Storage

Organizing your fitness bands on the wall means they’re readily accessible and easy to find the right one. I like these individual wooden hooks, as they’re stylish and practical. Available in beech or walnut, and in different pack sizes priced from $13 to $39.

Likewise to tie in with your new wall baskets, you can also get a basket with hooks, for multi-purpose storage options. Available in bronze or industrial grey finishes from $20 to $27 each.

Dumbbell Storage

Dumbbells can be stored in the large furniture cubby recommended earlier. Or if you prefer to have a specific place to store them, you can opt for one of these racks specifically designed for dumbbells. The first option is $16.99 and is suitable for lighter weights. The second option from CAP Barbell is $49.99 and suitable for heavier weights.

Fitness Ball Storage

Fitness balls can be large and cumbersome to store neatly. I like this ball base for a single ball priced at $17.99 as it stops the ball rolling around while being stored. It can even be used as a stability enhancer when exercising with the ball.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my round-up of the best practical yet stylish home gym storage options available at Amazon.com. If you’re planning your own home gym, be sure to read my Step by Step Guide to Plan a Home Gym. If you enjoyed reading, please subscribe so you don’t miss out on any other tips or shopping guides.

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5 Tips for Creating an Effective Work From Home Space

During the global pandemic, those of us who are fortunate enough to work from home have been thrust into a new situation that we now call our ‘new normal’. While many of us probably worked from home occasionally, we likely didn’t work from home full-time, while trying to home school kids and concentrate over our partner’s continuous teleconferences. With the ‘new normal’ likely here to stay for the foreseeable future, it’s time to create an effective work from home space with actual furniture! Here are my tips to create an effective space without breaking the budget.

Get the Right Furniture

I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of people working from their sofas, kitchen islands and even ironing boards! While this may work temporarily, it’s not good for the long term. Slouching, hunching over or laying down to work can play havoc on your body. It’s important to have the correct position when working at a desk. This diagram below from the Mayo Clinic shows the correct position for optimal ergonomics while working at a desk.

Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide - Mayo Clinic
Image courtesy of Mayo Clinic

Noise

Ideally you should position your home office away from sources of noise and distraction. So if your kids are yelling and screaming in the living room all day, or your partner is talking loudly on teleconferences for 7 of the 8 hours, try to find a space away from these noise sources, ideally with a door that you can close.

While blocking out distracting noises, try to invite in welcoming noises that aid concentration, such as birds singing, or the wind gently rustling through the leaves. You can do this by positioning your home office by an open door or window, or better still in a garden room like this one by Backyard Room.

Wooden garden office
Image courtesy of Backyard Room

Light

Having the right amount of natural light is also important in creating an effective home office working environment. It’s also good for your overall health. This is one of the main reasons I enjoy working from home so much. In the office I have very little natural light, and I find it really drags my mood down and make me tired. At home I’ve positioned my desk in a room with plenty of natural light from large windows, which really lifts my mood.

However, you can have too much of a good thing. If your desk either faces a window or has a window behind it, you may find that at certain times of the day you may not be able to see your computer screen. If you can’t position your desk where the light doesn’t impact it, make sure to have blinds or curtains that you can close while the sun is affecting your view.

Image courtesy of Open Sourced Workplace

Organization

Have you ever heard the phrase “A cluttered space makes a cluttered mind?” Having good organization and storage solutions for your home office is not just important to help you find things more easily, but it can also help your mental health. Having a disorganized, cluttered environment can cause poor food choices, less effective thinking and generally poor mental health. So at the very least, clear the clutter off your work area, and ideally invest in a few simple storage solutions. Wall shelves, desk caddies, filing cabinets, or rolling carts can all help to clear up the clutter. Try IKEA for great cheap storage solutions.

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A tidy office with an affordable storage solution. Image courtesy of Gina Rachelle Design.

Make it inviting

Just because your home office should be practical, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. Don’t forget to add some accessories or artwork to make it more inviting, and feel more like home. After all it is a ‘home’ office. Here are some of my favorite desk and home office accessories that are practical and also stylish.

  1. Codify Pencil Holder by Anthropologie, $48
  2. UBrands 150ct Wooden Push Pins with Jar available at Target, $5.49
  3. Marble And Gold Metal Maxwell Letter Holder by World Market, $24.99
  4. Lund London Nordic Modular Stacking Boxes Set of 3 available at The Container Store, $27.99 each
  5. Apothecary Black Wood Drawers by Kate & Laurel available at The Home Depot, $36.99
  6. Drona storage box by IKEA, $3.99
  7. Bigso Linen Marten Paper Drawers by The Container Store, $19.99
  8. White Marble Mix & Match Wall Shelves by World Market are available in 2ft or 3ft sizes, shelf brackets sold separately, $39.99-$59.99

I hope that with these tips you can set up an inviting, stylish and effective work from home space. Stay tuned for more posts this week on the theme of the home office.

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Jo @britflipper