Treadmills have become a standard piece of equipment to have at home, especially in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike a yoga mat or small dumbbells, it can be challenging to figure out how and where to store your treadmill in a place that’s out of the way but also easy to access, so you’ll actually use it! We are here to help you get creative and find the best place to store yours.
Before we get into the main point of this article. Please know that if you keep your treadmill in the garage, outside, or somewhere that is easily dirty or dusty that this will most likely void your warranty should anything go wrong with your machine.
Convert a Room
The most obvious option for your treadmill would be to convert an extra room in the house dedicated to your health and fitness. This would especially be valuable if your treadmill doesn’t have a folding option and will stay put. Consider putting it in a basement room, bedroom, or even a shed that is piling dust.
This project is a fun way to organize, clean up, and create a space solely dedicated to working out. Include other equipment and standard gym pieces such as yoga mats, a mirror, tv, Bluetooth speaker, dumbbells, and bands that will become a space you want to hang out. This would be an excellent place for a mini-fridge with water and supplements you plan to incorporate into your routine.
Create an Aesthetically-Pleasing Corner Space
If you do not have an entire room to convert, creating an aesthetically pleasing corner can also do the trick. Even something as simple as placing it next to a window or adding a few floor mats, a plant, and a basket of yoga mats can be an inviting space that you will gravitate towards.
We think it’s essential to place your treadmill somewhere that clean and tidy rather than in storage so that you’ll be more likely to use it. The corner can be in an office, guest bedroom, or even master bedroom.
If you plan to fold up your treadmill and/or don’t want to take up much space in your corner, consider storing other fitness equipment vertically on the wall. Keeping foam rollers and bands on the wall will increase floor space while still creating an inviting place to get your sweat on.
Store away in an underutilized space
If your treadmill is foldable and you want to store it out of sight, we suggest keeping it in an underutilized space such as under the stairs, a nook in a garage or room, under the bed (if it folds flat), or even in a hall closet. If your hall closet has shelving, consider converting it to an open space to store your treadmill since it may be easier to find a place for linens than a treadmill.
Convert an armoire or dresser
One unique but popular place we’ve seen for treadmill storage is in a converted dresser or armoire. If you are looking to put your machine away from plain sight, you may be able to find a dresser that will fit a folded treadmill.
Consider the garage
Finally, if you’re not loving having your treadmill take up space inside, think about putting it outside. Popular places for a treadmill would be in the garage. Our opinion still stands that having an aesthetically pleasing space and dedicated to your workouts will likely be used more than a treadmill that’s randomly stored between boxes and cars.
Whether you plan to convert your entire garage or just a corner, using horse stall mats or rubber flooring under your equipment will make it feel like a real gym.
If you live somewhere with mild weather or have a cover to protect your machine, a covered backyard patio could be an excellent way to work out in the fresh air.
We hope these ideas for treadmill storage have motivated you to find the best fit for your living space. Whether you convert an entire room or store it out of sight, we think having a dedicated space for your treadmill is worth finding!