Part of moving into a new home is being able to start your life fresh with all the comfort of your old home still at your fingertips. When transferring your valuable belongings to your new home, you’ll want to keep the items that are important to your lifestyle safe in the process. If you’re a physical fitness enthusiast, you probably have expensive home gym equipment that will be difficult to part with or replace. With the right packing process, you can easily move your valuable weights and gym equipment to your new home.
Secure Your Boxed Fitness Equipment
Leave the boxes for your smaller exercise equipment. Place a few of your smaller weights and dumbbells in separate boxes to ensure that the boxes don’t break and aren’t too heavy to lift. Wrap the weights in bubble wrap, then fill any excess space in the boxes with packing materials. As a general rule for packing most fragile items, you should always try to fill any additional space left over in the boxes to keep your valuables safe from damage. Remember to always label your boxes when packing so you can easily unpack your equipment and position your machines into their designated areas in your new home gym.
Break Down Your Larger Equipment
The easiest way to relocate larger exercise equipment, such as treadmills and elliptical machines, is to take it apart before moving it. Some treadmills are easier to move because they fold up. After you fold the treadmill, wrap the cord securely around it for minimal use of space. Then, wrap the treadmill in blankets or towels to keep the contents safe from damage. For elliptical machines, weightlifting machines, and non-folding treadmills, you can disassemble the equipment and make sure to wrap each component securely. If you would rather move your fitness equipment in one piece, it’s best to have at least two people move the equipment. Consider using professional movers who have years of training and experience with moving large, heavy items.
Take Pictures of Your Fitness Equipment
Before you disassemble your exercise equipment, you’ll want to be sure to take pictures of each component. This way, you’ll have a clear picture in mind of how the machine is supposed to look when it’s time to reassemble it. It’s also a good idea to take pictures as you disassemble the parts to remind you which pieces fit together. This trick can also come in handy when assembling other household items such as electronics.
Hire Professional Movers
If you’re apprehensive about moving your valuable home gym equipment without damage, that’s understandable. You can always hire a moving company to move your fitness machines. When choosing a moving company, be sure to choose movers who are experienced in transporting large, specialty items. Save yourself time and energy and let the moving company do all the heavy lifting. By allowing professional movers to transport your equipment, you’ll have more time to spend taking in your new home and surroundings.