Until rather recently I stored all my various sports gizmos and gadgets in a simple Rubbermaid container. Well, mostly. They kinda spilled out all over the place, so it was more like the Rubbermaid container plus a 6 foot radius.
After a recent Ikea trip (including the 99 cent ice cream cones), a much better solution was found. This solution allowed me to organize the different gadgets by sport (Swim, Bike, Run, Health, Random Stuff) – pure awesomeness!
However, while this was great for product boxes and misc parts, it was not so great for heart rate straps – which I iterate through depending on specific products I’m testing. For example, if I’m using a cell phone to track heart rate, I may use the Zephyer Bluetooth Strap for some apps, but the Polar Nike+ strap for others, or one of the Garmin ANT+ ones as well. Because I find that I remember HR straps at the last possible second when I’m trying to run out the door for a run/ride, I tend to be in a rush and so things get really messy as I frantically try and find a specific strap. Thus, it looked like this:
But, after some pondering one day – I found a solution. A simple $9 solution. It started just like this:
And after a couple of quick minutes, ended up like this:
Now I’ve got them all organized by vendor and then subtype within each vendor. When I (or a friend) need a strap it’s easy to find and I’m quickly out the door.
Enjoy the weekend, and thanks for reading!