All You Need to Know About Moving Your Home Gym

Are you planning to move houses within or outside Auckland? Are you a fitness aficionado with a full home gym set up? Are you wondering how you will transport all your expensive and various gym equipment safely and securely to your new home? There are a number of moving companies that can help you with the task, and you can also take some steps to make the move safe and easy.

Get started on packing

Moving houses can be quite a tricky and confusing business, and having a full home gym to move can make it more complicated. However, with a bit of time and planning, you can ensure that you get things done correctly in a timely manner with minimal confusion.

To move your gym equipment, here are a few things you need to start with when you are packing up your old house:

  • Clean all your gym equipment: A home gym is a personal space, and if you are the only one using the gym, you may not always keep it completely sanitized and wiped down. However, when you know that other people will be handling the equipment, you need to be considerate and wipe down all the equipment so they are clean and ready to be moved. You can use a mild cleaner to spray all the handles and other surfaces that might have sweat or dirt and wipe them off with a clean cloth. Cleaning also ensures that the equipment does not develop any mustiness or other issues if the transport takes longer than expected.
  • Get user manuals in place: Some large gym equipment will need to be dismantled before moving. If you have done it before and know how to go about it, you can dismantle the equipment yourself and keep it all ready for the movers. If you are unsure about doing this yourself or feel you may need some help, keep the user manuals for all such equipment handy. If you do not have them from the time of your purchase, you can easily download them online.
  • Label heavy and delicate items for movers: If you have any heavy weights or other heavy equipment, it is a good idea to label them as heavy for the movers. This will ensure the movers do not injure themselves or damage your equipment unknowingly. The same way, if any equipment needs to be handled with extra care, ensure you label those as well and let the moving company know when they arrive.

Find the right moving company

Although most moving companies will have some know-how on moving gym equipment, they may not always be experts at it. If you have a lot of equipment to move or need help packing, unpacking and assembling the equipment in your new home, it might be a good idea to hire a moving company that specializes in handling gym equipment.

A good moving company should be able to help you with gym equipment in the following ways:

  • Dismantle all large equipment and store all the parts safely with proper labeling.
  • Pack all the parts, including those that can damage easily, with care and move all the equipment in a planned way to the new house.
  • Unload, unpack, and assemble all the gym equipment correctly and without damaging any parts.
  • Arrange the gym equipment in the way you require in the new house without damaging any floors and walls of the house.

Your clarity of thoughts and planning can go a long way in making this move easy for yourself as well as for the moving company.

Tips for moving gym equipment safely

  • Start by making an inventory of all the items that need to be packed and moved. Having a detailed inventory can help keep track of all the equipment and ensure that nothing is lost in transit.
  • If you are very particular about how you want your gym equipment packed, it might be a good idea to pack some of it yourself or have detailed instructions sent to the moving company in advance to help them plan accordingly.
  • Have a plan for where and how you want your equipment arranged in the new home so you can instruct the movers accordingly when they arrive with your belongings.
  • Keep the checklist handy at all times. You can even give a copy to the movers so it is easier for them also to track your gym equipment, especially if you are not traveling with the moving vehicle and plan to arrive separately.

Moving can be a tiring and long-drawn exercise, but with a bit of planning, clear communication, and clarity on what you want and how you want it done can go a long way in making the move easy and ensuring all your gym equipment arrive safely at your new home.