Tips To Organize Your Gym Bag
Keeping your gym bag properly organized can be a challenge. Emptying it out each day and clearing through it all can seem like more effort that it’s worth, and it is. Here are a few simple steps to keep your gym bag organized:
Keep it Simple. Keep only what you need in the bag. Don’t let kids squirrel odds and ends into the bag “just in case” they may need it. Go lean and keep it clean.
Know what goes. Of course dirty clothes and towels need to be removed immediately, but that doesn’t mean you have to pull everything out. Keep other items such as toiletries in separate bags within the bag so they aren’t all mixed together (also easier when you shower to have exactly what you need in a separate bag).
Have a place. When you walk in the door, have a convenient spot for the bag to hang. A simple routine of putting the bag away and pulling out laundry each day will go a long way to help keep things organized.
Regularly empty. On a weekly basis, depending on how often you’re using the bag, go through the and eliminate anything that doesn’t belong. Make sure to be mindful of the season and take along only what you’ll be using.
Put Kids in Control when Possible. Age appropriately allow your kids to be in control of what they have. If parents are overly participate in filling the bag and keeping it replenished, kids will not take on the responsibility and may even blame their parents when they are not prepared for their activity–yikes!
Not having your gym bag prepared and organized can hinder the ability to be successful in your workout/sport. You can lose precious practice time by not having the items you need or being late because your searching for things. Make having an organized gym bag a part of your workout routine.