Things That Don't Belong in Your Garage

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You will be surprised about all the different things that you can’t store in your garage. Things that you might even have in your garage right now. You can damage some stuff by just storing it in your garage. If you are planning to organize your garage this summer, you need to make sure that you don’t have any of these things stored in the garage.


You might think that paint will be able to be stored in the garage, but any leftover paint isn’t made for extreme summer heat and the cold winter days. And, if you are even storing it on the cement floor, then you are going to damage the paint even further.

storing paint in garage

Did you ever have leftover paint that you have stored in your garage and when you want to use it again, it isn’t usable? Now, you will know exactly why the paint wasn’t usable any more.

Canned food

There is a reason why you should store your canned food in your pantry or kitchen. You most definitely can’t store any canned food in the warm garage. Most garage roofs don’t have insolation that’s keeping the extreme heat out of the garage. Warm canned food will not last a couple of months, because it will get a shorter shelf-life than the canned food that was stored in the cooler homes.

canned food

You might be able to store the canned food in the garage during the winter, but it will also reduce the quality of the food that is inside the canned food.

A working refrigerator

You can store your broken refrigerator in the garage, and use it for some extra storage. But, you can’t use a working refrigerator in the garage where there is some food in. The refrigerator will need to work a lot harder to keep the food cold inside the refrigerator, because of the heat of the garage.


This means that the refrigerator will not last as long as what it should be, and there are some chances that the food in the refrigerator will not be as cold as what it should be.

Any working electronics

If you want to store your old, but working electronics, you will need to get another storage space for it. If you are planning to sell the electronics at a yard sale or going to donate it, you can’t store it in the garage.


The extreme heat of the summer or the extreme cold of the winter will have a bad effect on your electronics. It can damage the electronics and can even mean that the electronics will not work again.

You will be surprised about the things that you actually can’t store in your garage. The main reason is that the garage roof doesn’t have the insolation that will make the temperature in the garage manageable. It might be better to make sure that those things that can be damaged in the garage, are stored inside your home and not in the garage.

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