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Problem Solver - August 2012

Find Effective Storage Solutions

Storage space in sports and recreation facilities can be tight. Finding solutions that simplify storage and make it easy to find and put away equipment can help.

Q: We need a storage solution that can handle our widely varied programming. We need a place to store balls and equipment for sports of all kinds—basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey and others. Is there an easy solution that will help us quickly locate the right equipment in storage when it's needed? What should we look for?

A: Wheeled storage carts can easily meet your needs. You'll find a wide variety of shapes and sizes of available carts that are designed to manage this type of equipment. Materials are available that suit your needs, whether you're looking for a vinyl liner or a canvas liner.

On top of this, there are many available colors. That means you can match your school or team colors, or you could even buy a variety of colors, and color-code your equipment storage. It's a lot easier to tell someone to go find the blue cart than to ask for the cart that has the volleyballs.

Once you have wheeled carts, your storage issues will be solved. When it's time to play ball, simply pull out the cart. Then, when it's time to switch to something different, roll the equipment away, and bring out what you need next.

Q: Can we customize our carts in different sizes or with a logo or mascot?

A: Carts are easily customizable. If the manufacturer doesn't have the exact size you're looking for, just ask. It's generally simple to adjust to size requirements.

You also can customize your cart with screen printing. When you select a vinyl or canvas cart, you can go with this option to include your school's name, logo and team colors.

Another consideration is screen printing. If you're offering an array of sports and have complex storage needs, screen-printing the name of the sport on the side of the cart will make it simple to identify what you need.


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