Putting away recreational equipment. The most difficult part of putting away bikes, camping equipment, sports equipment, inflatable pools, and other similar items is figuring out where to put them! However, properly storing items reduces the risk of harm from cold temperatures, moisture, insects or rodents, and other winter concerns. So, rather than tossing everything into a giant pile in the garage, spend some time putting up a few hooks and shelves, buying robust, waterproof containers, and finding a home for each item or type of gear.