Yoga should be stress-reducing. To truly enjoy all the benefits of yoga, it’s crucial to take control of your home space. Whether you have a home gym or use the closest floor space with your kids, these home organization ideas for your mat create space in homes, big or small.
Between all of these ideas we have below, I am certain we can help you find the perfect solution for your yoga mat storage.
DIY Yoga Mat Storage Ideas
Why is yoga mat storage important?
Even if you wipe down your mat after using it, bacteria and germs can build up without cleaning with a natural yoga mat cleaner or any type of cleaning solution. If left in places near the ground or where kids often play, it can build up more bacterial growth (gross)! So the first thing before anything else is minimizing buildup.
Another reason that yoga mat storage is important is that it is important to keep your yoga mat out of direct sunlight. Whether you are looking up DIY ideas for a yoga studio or your home, it will be important to pick a place that does not get hit by the sun directly. Otherwise, it will affect your mat’s grip depending on your mat’s material- creating a huge problem if you do yoga with your little ones. IDK about you, but my toddler needs no excuse to slip and slide and be squirmy. Yoga is supposed to bring on peace, not invoke anxiety.
But, back to yoga storage solutions.
The best part? In the long run, yoga should always be a good experience. You don’t want to spend much time deciding where to store your mat! Keeping your rubber mats secure while saving space is a great combination!
Where in the house should DIY yoga mat storage take place?
If you are looking for DIY storage for your home, you want to make sure that your storage is done in a practical way. The easier it is to store and retrieve, the more likely we will actually use them. Allowing us to take full advantage of some of the benefits of yoga; improved strength, balance, and flexibility
DIY Yoga Mat Storage Ideas
#1 Under-shelf storage
No more throwing your yoga mat at the bottom shelf of any place you can possibly find in your home. Use an under-the-shelf rack to place your yoga mats under. This will require adding no extra space, which is perfect for smaller homes or studios.
You can find an already-made one here, which is normally used for towel racks or create your own with cinch straps connected to a shelf. The cinch straps can be used as yoga straps to help keep it where it won’t come undone.
A set of wire towel holders can also work great too!
#2 Wicker Baskets
Depending on the aesthetics of your home, wicker baskets can create a great mat basket. This is a great way to store yoga mats because wicker baskets create breathable space to keep the airflow going. This can prevent bacterial build-up and mold.
Wicker baskets are especially great if you don’t have a home yoga room, as many of them are tall and can be used as decoration as well.
Here is a great example of one that is a laundry hamper that can be DIY yoga mat storage instead! If it’s sturdy enough, you can store hand weights in there too. This option is great if you already have a rustic design in your house, or you can choose your favorite color.
#3 Pantry Rack Organizers
It is always fun when you take kitchen organization, office organization, or any type of room organization and give it a double purpose! Pantry rack organizers are a great example of this because they make great mat racks.
Using either stackable basket storage like this one or hanging ones to go on the back of a door work perfectly for yoga mat storage. This way, it can either be a great display rack or hidden behind a door of your choice.
This one is a good idea if you want different ways to store other yoga accessories, such as yoga blankets, jump ropes, and even your gym bag! Grab everything you need to work out or practice yoga in one easy and convenient place.
#4 Wine Racks
We know as moms that genius mom hacks are a must. But sometimes, the hack is as simple as using whatever is around the house or can be easily found at a thrift store; resourcefulness.
Use wine racks such as these Wallniture Moduwine wine racks, or find one at a local Goodwill to create nice-looking storage for any room! If you don’t have a wine rack, any wall rack can work as a yoga mat storage and display station.
#5 Wire Mounts
Using black minimalist wire mounts such as these can be attached to any place your mind is creative enough for storage!
Some creative DIY yoga mat storage ideas are:
- Under a shelf – like the photo above (use wire mount instead of rope)
- Under the first shelf of a bookshelf
- Back of a door
#6 Hanging Shelves
Trying to create storage in small spaces? Using closet space can be a huge help! Try adding hanging shelves or poles to a closet. This will make sure you have enough space for wherever you’d like to have a yoga session.
Diy Hanging Shelves: for more space
- No drill curtain rod brackets
- Curtain rod
- Hanging Chains
- Shelves with drilled holes in them (put the hanging chains through the drilled holes)
The great part about this is with most of these having at least three shelves, it also gives you space to store your yoga bag and any other light exercise equipment. And it creates easy access!
#7 DIY Yoga Mat Storage: Drawstring Storage
Using a laundry bag with a drawstring closure can create storage to easily slide under your bed or in your closet without taking up floor space. Using one that also has straps makes it easy to transport! This is good if you don’t have door storage and need to use other spaces.
Always wipe down your yoga mat with a damp cloth and let it dry out before placing it in the bag. Also, make sure you take it out at least once a week, so the cushion of the mat stays in the same condition.
#8 Yoga Mat holder
Here’s a quick and easy storage solution to keep the mats away from the kids- because mine thinks they’re toys. This yoga mat holder can be bought for cheap or made from a few hooks and pieces of wood or old shelving that you have lying around.
We want to provide great ideas to make space for moments that matter. Creating life hacks for home is important, and I want to ensure I can help with that any way I can, including with yoga mats. One of our top priorities was creating DIY options that work for your home without needing to run to the hardware store. From creating a yoga mat storage rack, What is your best option for your space? Let us know in the comments!