So since I have a utility class starting next week, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a set of articles (J&J) for Jacks. And they came in today! Squee!
So perfect size for Jacks, see? And boy am I glad I didn't order the 3" vs the 3.5" set! He needed that extra 1/2 inch!
And I'm just showing Bert because he hopefully will use the same articles when he grows up....
So right now I have the articles jumbled together in the plastic bag they came in. And now I'm wondered what/how I should keep them stored here at home? I have no idea if the metal would rust or the leather would rot! And I've heard about the J&J not lasting too long?
What do you do to keep these in good shape longer? And as far as containers or bags, I'm thinking about going to Jo Ann Fabrics or Michaels and picking up a basket or box so the dumbbells sit neatly and there is even space for gloves. Right now it's less about having a seperate bag for metal articles and a seperate bag for leather articles or whatnot, and I really just want something that will keep them organized, clean, and safe from too much "squashing".
That said, I'm very much a novice about this. I know we aren't even ready for open right now (jumps and stays need sorting) so I dragged my feet for the longest time about really digging into utility and investing in articles. And even now I feel kinda presumptious about trotting into class with a fancy basket for my articles. Like who am I pretending to be!
What considerations should I have as far as buying a container for articles? Seriously, are there rules?