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Winter Sports Gear Organizers That Really Work

While all those outdoor winter activities such as skiing, skating and sledding can be a lot of fun, storing all that gear can be a hassle. Keep your winter sports gear organized and ready for your next adventure with these organizers and storage systems.

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Gear Drying Rack

Make sure that hockey and ski gear has a place to properly dry with this wet gear drying rack. It has heavy-duty clips to hold equipment such as pads, gloves, socks and pants. Keep it in a mudroom or garage so all that gear is in one place and dry when you’re ready to use it. One Amazon reviewer noted, “I bought two for my boys, fits all of their hockey gear and they can hang their jerseys on it to dry! Love it! Should have bought these a few years ago!” Create a DIY storage system for toys.

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Hockey Stick Rack

A top-rated hockey stick rack on Amazon, this organizer will keep that sports gear where it’s supposed to be. It holds hockey sticks and also has hooks to store skates, helmets and gloves. “I was tired of the hockey sticks falling over and getting in the way. This did the job and stored about 15 sticks. It is very study and I like the fact that I can mount them the distance I want between them,” said one Amazon buyer. And this rack is versatile—you can also store lacrosse equipment and skateboards on it! These 10 genius sports equipment storage hacks will make life easier.

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Mitten and Hat Drying Rack

What could be simpler than this? On the back of a closet door, hang items to dry and keep them organized. Just use some aluminum wire (it won’t rust) and clothespins strung between screw eyes. See more clever, fun mitten drying rack here!

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Snowboard Organizer

Keep snowboards in place with this wall-mounted rack. Each rack holds six snowboards (or skateboards). The rack can also be used to hold skies.

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Wall-Mounted Ski and Pole Rack

This ski and pole rack mounts right to the wall to save space and keep your skies and poles organized. It has padded hooks to keep items in place and is easy to set up, making it perfect for garages, cabins and mudrooms. Get organized this winter with these 15 ideas for storing sports gear.

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Skate Carrier and Storage

When it’s time to bring the skates and gear from the garage to the rink, try this carrier and storage system on wheels. It safely supports up to 300 pounds and the insert bag is washable, making it a great organizer for winter sports gear. When you’re done, just wheel it back to that storage spot in the garage or mudroom. These 24 clever storage ideas will help with hard-to-store stuff.

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Psst! These rooftop cargo carriers are another excellent way to transport your gear, especially if you’re going for a longer trip.

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Plastic Bins

If you have inflatable air tubes for sledding, be sure to keep them safe from critters and pests by deflating them and storing them in a large plastic tub. According to Airhead, maker of inflatable tubes and sleds, store sleds in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat, exhaust and fumes. Keeping them in a protected bin in a corner of the garage or on the shelf will ensure they stay in good condition and are ready for their next trip down the hill. Get your garage ready for winter with these 10 tips.

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Equipment Rack

This sports gear rack has hooks perfect for ski and snowboarding helmets, poles, and places to hang items such as wet gloves and hats. The top holds sports balls, eliminating the chance sports gear will get knocked around and result in a big mess. Organize your mudroom with these DIY storage cubby plans.

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Stick and Puck Organizer

Keep hockey sticks and pucks in one spot with this multi-sport organizer. It holds six hockey sticks (or baseball/softball bats) and has spots to keep pucks above. You can also use it to hang jerseys and other gear. If you’re building a backyard ice rink, follow these 12 tips.

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Sports Gear Storage Center

Looking for a sports gear storage solution you can DIY? These plans will help you clear clutter off the floor and make sure everything has its place. This garage storage center has everything—shelves, cabinets and drawers for all that winter sports gear. Build this backdoor storage center.

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Boot and Board Storage

Keep skies, boards and boots in one spot with this sports gear organizer that mounts on the wall. Use it in the winter for snowboards, skis and boots and for garden tools and chairs in the summer.

Enjoy the winter with these 10 outdoor toys.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.