HOW TO PACK SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR A MOVE

In considering how to pack sports equipment, I came up with the following subheadings and how to pack each.




GOLF CLUBS

Golf clubs are an expensive item. As such, care should be taken when packing golf clubs for moving. You need to be certain each club has their head cover on then carefully wrap each club in bubble-wrap. It’s okay to use blankets, socks or thick bath towels to wrap the clubs as well. Find a box that will hold and support your club bag and place it in the box with all sides secure so they do not move about. Make sure your golf clubs are the last thing placed in the moving vehicle.


EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

Sports equipment can also be coupled with how to move exercise equipment. Many people have stationary bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and the like. All of these items are heavy and cumbersome and will take extra time and manpower to move. In order to assess how to move something of this nature, it is best to consider how it was moved in. I’m going to guess it was probably not assembled. Most of these items may not make it through the door of the room they are kept in and will need to be disassembled. This is more so if the equipment also has electronic/digital apparatus attached to it. Once the item has been broken down into manageable pieces, it should be bubble-wrapped in any vulnerable places then the entirety wrapped in moving blankets. Small parts should be put into a box and labeled as such.

Smaller exercise equipment items, such as dumbbells, hand weights, medicine balls, yoga mats and the like, should also be bubble-wrapped and placed into a box that will support their weight.


MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Place all balls, such as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and the like inside a mesh ball bag. Helmets, pads (shoulder, knee and elbow) and other protective type sports gear can be bubble-wrapped individually and placed in a box.

Sports outfits – pack these items as you would any special piece of clothing. Putting a plastic protective bag over each garment is helpful in preserving the quality of the outfit.

Special suits, such as ski suits and scuba diving suits, should be placed in large enough boxes so there is no creasing.

Sticks, bats and such can be bundled together, tied securely and wrapped in a moving blanket.

Footwear - if possible, place each pair of shoes in the box it came in. If not, wrap each shoe separately in bubble-wrap and placed in a box. Be careful not to cram them in so as not to crush them out of shape.


CYCLES

There are several different types of cycles:

Unicycles – one wheel

Bicycle – two wheel

Tricycle – three wheels

Quadracycles – four-wheel.

Many of our seniors enjoy riding their bikes. Most will have either a bicycle or a tricycle. It can be fun and helpful, if using the correct amount of wheels to support their need and health. Bicycling (and “tricycling”) is considered both an exercise as well as a sport. Should these be a part of the move, it is best to use the following guidelines. Following the manufacturer’s directions on disassembling your bike (or trike) and pack all necessary parts in bubble-wrap taking heed that you don’t cram them into a box, rather place them so their weight is evenly distributed. Use moving blankets and cover all the paint/chrome parts to the body of the bike, so as not to scratch them in transport.





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