HOOK & LOOP HACKS FOR YOUR SPORTS EQUIPMENT
If you love to keep active, then there's no doubt you own every piece of sports equipment there is, but all these activities come with a downfall - where on earth are you meant to store everything?
From outfits to sports gear, storing this can be more tiring than a morning work out.
We've come up with five handy organisation hacks for your sports gear to ensure you spend more time on the field and less time sorting your sports appartus
Sports Equipment Storage Tips and more......
1. Label your Sports Gear + a quick method of applying numbers for sports purposes.
If you play multiple sports, its a good idea to have a gym bag for each activity for easy organisation.
Then when its time for training, just grap your bag and go.
Top tip ; Make your own Gym bag labels using a square piece of fabric and fabric pens. Then you can easily fix your tag directly to the bag using VELCRO® Brand Stick on for Fabrics
. Peel and stick one strip to your label and one to the bag. Then you can change your bag labels easily in the future by just creating a new tag.
.... the same product can also be used as a quick method for numbering......
Want a quick method of numbering your players on the field or for a Quick fast method of labelling those Netball bibs??
All you need to do is use VELCRO® Stick On for Fabric ovals.
They can be used for any quick attachment in the
requirement of sports, - numbering participants - Running races or triathalons - other sport tactics that need numbering....
All you have to do is peel it off and stick it on to clothing.
2. Hang up Bulky sports equipment
Bulky sports gear (such as golf clubs) can be hard to store, especially if you're low on space.
One of our top organisation hacks is to use these VELCRO® Brand Easy hang straps
to store Large and heavy items. They're strong enough to hold up heavy bikes, hockey sticks, right through to the School Gymnastics equipment.
These can be easily hung from hooks in your garage or School sports equipment room.
The possibilities here are endless.....
For Smaller items like bats and balls store them in a netted bag that you can easily hang up with a VELCRO® Brand Easy Hang Strap
as well. The netting will allow you to see everything inside, so that finding what you need is quick and easy.
Top Tip ; Keep related items together to prevent loosing track of them. For example, roll up your swimming cap and attach it to your goggles strap using a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP Tie.
3. Bundle up sports Gear for Quick release when required using ONE-WRAP®
Bundle up all the Rhythmic Gymnastics gear, like ribbons, hoop rings etc using ONE-WRAP® continuous tape.
ONE-WRAP® Tape or QWIK TIES® Tape can be used to bundle any articles together, for quick release at any time, Great way to keep Yoga and Pilates mats etc tidy.
4. Use VELCRO® hook to attach Gym mats in place or to mark out floors
Use Brightly Neon Coloured VELCRO® Brand Sew-on HOOK
only tape in 25 mm or 50 mm widths to mark out special starting points and different positions. The hook side of the VELCRO tape grips into the loop pile carpet, and can be repositioned and used again and again.
A fantastic reusable marking tape.
5. Protect your School Gym floors
Use your gym-hall floor for events -- protect the floor -- TRANSFORM the gym into an auditorium or events centre.
Improve the acoustics
Save on maitenance
Extend the life of the floor from stiletto heels etc
Hold down and keep carpet or carpet tiles in place on your Gym floor using VELCRO® Brand Extra thin hook & loop tape.
Using this method to hold the carpet in place on your Gym floor at special school events is a Quick and Reusable system. It can also be used to secure door mats in place on carpet using the Hook side only.
Back-to-school is just around the corner. While some of us are trying to squeeze in the last drops of summer, for teachers, it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. We know what a busy time that can be. To help out, and possibly free up some time for one more beach trip, we rounded up five clever back to school hacks that are guaranteed to make every teacher’s first day of school a little bit easier. From quick and easy ways to keep the classroom tidy, to clever classroom decorating ideas, read on for inspiration!
Make going back to school easier with our VELCRO® Brand tips & tricks
1. Never lose your markers, pens or the whiteboard eraser again- stick them all right to the board!
Every teacher knows how annoying it can be when you need to write something on the whiteboard but you can’t find a marker or pen anywhere. Or, when you need to erase yesterday’s notes and can’t find the eraser, ending up using your palm and getting marker all over yourself.
Good news, we have a simple solution: Stop looking around for your markers and whiteboard eraser, you get enough of that searching for the TV remote at home every night (we can help with that too by the way ;)!). Instead, try sticking them to the board with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape.
2. Transform that bag of pens, markers, pencils, and crayons into organized assortments
Keep your pens, pencils, markers, and crayons tidy by wrapping them up into organized groups with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable ties. Not only will you now be able to find the exact writing or drawing utensil that you need, but this easy teacher hack will also save time getting ready for group activities- simply hand out a set to each table without fumbling around that infamous bag-‘o-markers!
3. Organize wires and cables with style
Unruly wires and cables clutter your classroom, making the room look disorganized and messy – not to mention they also pose a tripping hazard for children! Solve this problem by wrapping up loose cables with VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties. You can use the different wrap colors to, not only color-code the wires for easy categorization, but to also give your classroom a fun pop of color! You’ll never need to worry about messy looking wires again!
4. Never fret about forgetting your students’ names again – Stick names tags to chairs/trays with VELCRO® Brand fasteners
The new school year brings new students every year. That first week of trying to remember everyone’s name can be hard and stressful! Here’s a handy back to school hack for primary school teachers who get a new class every year. Stick name tags to the backs of chairs, on trays and above coat hooks with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back spots. That way, when you get a new class, you can easily peel off the old name tags and stick on new ones!
Add some personality to your classroom with new displays and decorations
A new school year means new displays on the walls! And, since most teachers refresh their displays throughout the year to reflect new seasons and projects, we’d recommend sticking them to the wall with
VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Tape or VELCRO® Brand Removable Wall Fasteners. That way, when you’re ready to put a new display up, you can simply peel the old one off!
That’s it! You’re ready for the new school year! We hope these simple tips and hacks have given you some good inspiration for the new school year.
Check out the blog monthly to find lots of other interesting & clever ways to make life easier! with V Tapes hook & loop Fasteners