Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!
In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to declutter your exercise and sporting stuff.
OK, go! (PS That’s a witty little treadmill reference. )
Day 26: Declutter Your Exercise and Sports Equipment
Step 1: Quickly walk around your house collecting any exercise or sports paraphernalia you’ve not used in the past 12 months. If it’s too large to move easily, make a note of it.
- Living room (under laundry?)
- Under the bed
- At the back of your closet
- Spare room
- High-up cupboards
- Home office
- Forgotten corners
Be alert for:
- Treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, rowers, Stairmasters, home gyms, etc.,
- Outdoor bikes
- Infomercial purchases, including anything in the Thigh Master or Ab Roller family
- Skipping ropes
- Boxing gloves
- Assorted balls
- Sport-specific shoes or outfits
- Supplies for kids’ abandoned activities
- Climbing equipment; etc.
Step 2: Depending on the size, quality and quantity of your stash, decide how you’ll dispose of it. Consider:
- Selling – if the number and quality of your items justifies the time and hassle required (unlikely)
- Donating – if the quality is good (possible)
- Discarding – if it’s really just junk (most likely – the vast majority of items will fall into this category).
If in doubt, let it go.
Step 3: Unless you have genuinely sale-worthy items, take your stash out to the trash, or out to the car for delivery to the tip or charity store. If you’re selling, make a note in your diary to organize it.
And you’re done!
Got an Extra 5 Minutes?
- Tidy the freshly liberated areas.
- Go for a walk around the block to make yourself feel good about getting rid of clutter and also getting some exercise.
Now isn’t that a good way to increase your heart rate?
The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra
Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!
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115 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 26: Declutter Your Exercise and Sports Equipment”
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Love this! Thank you for sharing!
OK, this isn’t too bad for me as I don’t have much of this stuff. All my Wii stuff is in a nice basket in the living room, my new Pilates machine has been neatly folded away until I can sort out my treatment room. The old Pilates machine is on ebay, my sports rackets have already been sorted out and put in my garden storage box (like the garage for me) and I know there is a ball and some yoga stuff in my junk room I already have down on a to do list to sort as a far bigger job when I can schedule it in over the coming month (as the room is being rennovated so that focuses the mind!)
Definitely sounds sorted!
Did this years ago. No more exercise bikes, treadmills, thigh masters, or that thing you sat on and pulled back the bar that you see at every garage sale.
Very easy one for me – there is no exercise equipment in the house or the garage or under the bed – I have already disposed of all of it as I wasn’t using any of it!!
I think exercise is always a GOOD thing
Easy peasy, I only use a treadmill & some handweights.
Dancing doesnt take much equipment to sort, ME TIME – but I had PLENTY of old exercise videos that were never watched or used ……
This is DONE !!!
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