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10 Home Gym Storage Ideas

Clever home gym storage ideas can help turn a spare room, garage or abandoned corner into a motivating and clutter-free workout space.

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Yoga Mat Holder

Stacking yoga mats on the floor is not the most efficient use of space. The Wallniture Guru wall-mount yoga mat rack is a practical storage option that gets your mats up and out of the way.

The metal organizer holds yoga mats (up to six inches in diameter, when rolled up), as well as foam rollers, bolsters or blocks. Three hooks at the bottom of the rack keep exercise bands, yoga straps and towels within reach. The set includes the rack, a mini level, anchors, screws and a helpful installation guide.

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Resistance Band/Jump Rope Hanger

Sooner or later you’ll need to unscramble those intertwined jump ropes. Or maybe not. Keep rubber resistance bands, stretchy tubing and training ropes tangle-free with the Iron America Omega gym storage rack.

Easy to assemble and mount on the wall, the 12-gauge solid steel rack is powder-coated matte black and designed with angled lips to keep items from slipping off. We’re talking lifting belts, chains, wrist wraps and more.

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Dumbbell Tree

Taking full advantage of vertical space, the CAP Barbell A-frame dumbbell rack displays and stores up to five pairs of cap hex or rubber hex dumbbells of various resistance levels (up to 200 lbs. total).

Place the tree-style rack in a corner or along a wall. It will spruce up any gym while keeping things organized and under control. By providing easy access to the free weights from either side, they’re more likely to put back and less likely to end up dangerously underfoot.

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Storage Bench

Transform an empty wall into a customized activity zone with this heavy-duty storage bench from The Container Store. Smart storage is all about multi-functioning. It’s a bench that not only stores your gear but also triples as a place for a laptop, LCD screen or iPad (for streaming Pilates or meditation classes).

The sturdy steel frame bolsters two wire-grid bins to keep clothing and equipment aired out and visible. After a run, it’s a nice place to sit and remove soaked layers or muddy shoes.

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Waterproof Laundry Hamper

Fitting into narrow spaces, tight corners and underneath counters, the Caroeas dirty laundry hamper basket solves the dilemma of where to throw wet, sweaty or soiled towels post-cardio.

The rolling cart is made of a waterproof Oxford fabric with a breathable mesh cover to keep dust out and prevent mold and odors. Totally mobile, a safety brake on one of the wheels ensures it will stay right where you leave it.

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Collapsible Treadmill

If you think you absolutely don’t have space for a piece of exercise equipment, check out this solution. The Goplus Two-In-One folding treadmill with a slim console takes up a lot less room than ordinary exercise machines.

Train whenever you want. The non-slip running deck supports up to 265 lbs., and the arms fold down flat so you can slide the treadmill under the bed or sofa when not in use.

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Athletic Equipment Grid

A wall-mounted shelf for the minimalist-minded, the Higashifushimi Collection Super Yoga Grid is part organizing system and part elegant sculpture art.

The gilded metal grid, in aluminum and oxidized brass, has detachable pegs that can be configured in multiple ways. The handmade piece holds a yoga mat and blocks, three sets of dumbbells, a balance ball and a phone or tablet. This extravagant designer piece can be yours for $9,600!

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Locker-Style Storage Cabinet

Embracing the classic vibe of a locker room, the Novogratz two-door metal locker storage cabinet adds bright and beautiful storage space for all your workout paraphernalia.

This powder-coated cabinet has two sturdy shelves that can support up to 20 lbs. each, while the top surface of the locker holds heavier pieces of equipment (up to 60 lbs.) Novogratz offers a line of coordinating cabinets in various sizes to complete the look. All are available in four fun colors: blue, orange, mint and yellow.

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Balance Ball/Chair

A seat and fitness equipment rolled into one, the Mantra Exercise Ball Chair is a multi-purpose solution for those with a home office and home gym that are one and the same.

No need to hide the ball away in a closet. When it’s not functioning as exercise gear, it remains perched on its base at your desk. When it’s time to workout, the balance ball is pumped up and ready to go!

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DIY Fitness Ball Storage Rack

Want an easy-to-make DIY project that will prevent fitness, stability and medicine balls from rolling all over the place between workouts? To build this cool DIY ball storage rack, all you need is a rudimentary knowledge of carpentry, some plywood, several dowels, elastic bungee cords and a few basic tools and materials.

Once it’s complete, mount it on a garage wall or add casters for portability. The best part is, you can customize the size to meet your needs. When you’re ready to bounce, just let it roll.

Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.