Storage is a major issue for my school. We have a lot of PE equipment and have only 2 small closets to use for storage. Good storage racks that are capable of holding serious amounts of weight are a must! You can buy these racks or make them, but either way we have them in our closet. I also recommend hooks and rope to hang things on.
The other thing that has helped us tremendously is that we have several carts that we store different equipment on and can roll in and out of the closet as needed pretty easily.
And to be honest some of the items we have just never leave our gyms. We have had conversations with our administration about how we are limited on storage and they have allowed us to store things in the gyms on racks to again allow us more organization!
I actually have a good size storage room. But it’s pretty filled, not too much room left. A good problem I guess. I’ve been gifting other schools equipment that I don’t use and it has helped a lot. Recently, we have been told we can order new equipment, which i have. So even less room now. A few weeks back I ordered a double decker storage cart through Gopher. It has yet to be delivered, but when it does, I can’t wait to fill it up with all these soccer balls, basketballs, etc that I have stored in bags.