How To: Gear Organization

How do you organize your gear? And why would you want to stay organized? It makes packing for trips a breeze, for starters. It’s time to get creative!


Use your closet space along with plastic bins, boxes, and containers to keep your gear organized and categorized by use.

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When looking for a new place to live, the main question is: does it have a closet big enough for my gear? Photo credit: Brian H.

Coat Racks

We don’t have a photo of this one. But we’ve heard that coat racks (hint: Ikea) can keep gear easily accessible in small spaces.

Repurposed Shoe Storage

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Looking for a way to organize all your maps? Look no further. This is a shoe organizer. Photo credit: Jen A.

Jen A. credits this idea to Pinterest. It’s certainly a useful and creative way to organize your map stash!

Rooms, Basements, Garages

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Will F. notes that this is the only finished room in the basement. Photo credit: Will F.
Trisha C. stores her gear on a wall with hooks. Photo credit: Trisha C.

How do you store your gear? Share your best tips with us!

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