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10 Things You Should Never Store In Your Garage

do not storeSo what do you do with all the stuff you don’t need when you want to get rid of clutter? Store it in the garage, of course! We know this is what most people do, but it would be a mistake to store everything in the garage. In fact, there are some things that you should never store in the garage. Your garage should be used ONLY to park the car, as much as possible.

Here are the 10 things you should never store in your garage.

A refrigerator

You should never store a refrigerator in the garage, since the garage is not climate-controlled. When it gets hot in the garage, your refrigerator will have to work extra hard to keep the food cool. This will naturally result in higher energy bills.


Avoid storing old televisions, computers, iPods, smartphones, tablets, etc. that you have been meaning sell to a used electronics store in the garage, as they could get damaged by extreme temperatures.

Delicate clothes

Never store delicate clothes in the garage, as they are likely to get damaged by the extreme temperatures and moisture. Just keep them in a closet in your bedroom.

Alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages should never be stored in the garage because of the extreme variations in temperature. Just keep them in a refrigerator.


If you have precious artwork or paintings in the house, it would be a huge mistake to store them in the garage as they are likely to get damaged by moisture or direct sunlight. Keep them in a place that is free from humidity.


If you have any paint left over from your last repainting task a few months ago, don’t store them in the garage. They aren’t likely to last long there because of the extreme heat, especially in the summer.


It is dangerous to keep propane tanks in the garage as there is always a risk that the fumes might get ignited when you start your car.

Canned food

Never stockpile canned food such as fruits and vegetables in the garage as they are likely to get spoiled when the temperature in the garage gets higher than 70 degrees. Further, there is always a risk that any food stored in the garage might attract rodents.


It is important to never store any documents in the garage, because there is always the risk of a leak, which could destroy your important files and other material forever. Always store any documents that are important to you in a cool, dry closet.


This is an obvious one – never store any photographs in the garage, as it doesn’t take long for them to get damaged by moisture. The moisture sticks to the plastic and damages the pictures.

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