There are thousands of gyms around the country and each gym has hundreds of pieces of gym equipment in them. Each gym also has lots of people who use them for various activities. At the end of each day though, it must be cleaned up. There’s no doubt that balls, bats, gloves, goalies, baskets and various other items will be left lying around that will need to be picked up and put away in some kind of organized fashion.
Each piece of equipment should be roughly inspected before the next use to insure safety and viability. A flat ball is of no use to the footballer. A cracked bat can get the batter seriously hurt and a leaky basketball will hinder a thrilling game. It also wouldn’t be a bad thing to give these items a bath. How many times has those soccer balls been kicked with muddy feet and then bounced off of someone’s forehead? Yuck! Even those softball gloves could stand a good sanitizing after a few hands have sweated in them.
The task of washing each piece of equipment could be daunting too, let alone just trying to gather them up from around the gym. A wire cart on wheels (like a basket made of wire with wheels attached to it) would be just the ticket to gathering these items up and getting them washed. Since the cart has wheels, it makes it easy to roll around the gym and pick up the items lying around. Different carts for different pieces would help keep track of the items.
As for washing them, some ingenious person could invent a sports equipment dishwasher (better yet, a walk in one where they just park the rolling wire racks) or get real creative with a power washer and some soap. Since the carts are wire, it wouldn’t matter if they got wet. Simply pour some soap on top of the equipment and start spraying. It wouldn’t necessarily get the whole piece of equipment clean but it would go a long ways to getting most of the grime off of it. If no power washer is available, the simple gym shower should work just as well but just take a bit longer.
Depending upon the closet storage area space, these carts could simply be rolled from the wash area into the closet and let the equipment air dry. At that time, inventory and equipment safety inspection could be taken rather easily. Any repairs could be handled easily at that time.
When it is time to redistribute the equipment, simply roll the cart out and distribute. Sounds like a simple solution to what could possibly be the physical education teacher and the janitor’s nightmare.