The Ultimate Guide to Storing Your Wrestling Gear for a Better Off-Season

The Ultimate Guide to Storing Your Wrestling Gear for a Better Off-Season

As the wrestling season draws to a close, it's essential to think about properly storing your gear. Doing so can help extend the life of your equipment and ensure it's in good condition when the next season begins. This blog post will provide tips and best practices for storing your wrestling gear.

Clean Before Storing

Using Matguard Body Wipes before washing and storing your wrestling gear is an essential step in maintaining its longevity. These wipes are specially designed to remove sweat, dirt, and bacteria from your skin, which can prevent the buildup of unpleasant odors and bacteria on your gear. By wiping down before washing, you'll ensure that your gear is as clean as possible and ready for proper storage

Before storing your gear, it's crucial to clean it thoroughly. Dirt and sweat can damage the material over time, leading to tears, holes, or discoloration. Clean each piece of equipment separately and let it air dry completely before storing. Equipment and wrestling gear should be sprayed with Matguard Disinfectant Spray both inside and outside. After treating with Matguard Disinfectant spray, hang or store equipment in a well-ventilated area and allow it to fully air dry. 

Choose the Right Storage Space

Store your gear in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid damp basements or garages as moisture can cause mold or mildew to form. A closet or spare room is an excellent option, or you could use plastic containers with tight-fitting lids. Make sure the containers are vented to allow air to circulate, and avoid stacking containers too high. We recommend using our helmet and pad wipes on the equipment before storing it. 

Organize Your Gear

Organize your gear to make it easier to find when the next season begins. Separate shoes, headgear, singlets, etc. and store them in different containers. Label each container with a permanent marker to quickly find what you need. By keeping everything organized, you'll also be able to spot any missing or damaged gear.

By following these tips, you'll be able to properly store your wrestling gear as we approach the end of the season. Proper storage will extend the life of your equipment, protect it from damage, and make it easier to find when the next season begins. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact us at Matguard USA.

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