Apart from your basement or attic, the garage is another popular place where homeowners store items. After all, it does have a lot of space, especially if you don’t have a car or you prefer to park outside. However, according to experts, there are some items that you shouldn’t store in your garage, such as:
- Refrigerator – Your refrigerator controls the temperature of your food. However, if your garage gets too hot, your refrigerator will have to work harder to keep your food cool. As such, this can increase your energy consumption and, therefore, your bills in the process.
- Propane tanks – When you cook in the outdoors, you’ll need propane tanks to light up your grill. Once they’re done, most homeowners will store their propane tanks in the garage. However, according to experts, you should never do this as the valves of propane tanks aren’t always completely closed, resulting in a hazardous leak. Instead, make it a point to store your propane tanks in a secure, enclosed space without sparks like the shed.
- Fresh or canned food – As much as possible, avoid storing fresh food in your garage as they can be targeted by rodents and pests. Likewise, you shouldn’t store canned food in your garage as the heat gives them a shorter shelf life in the summer while freezing them completely in the winter. With that in mind, make it a point to seal those items and store them in your own pantry instead.
- Clothing and bedding – Experts recommend that you avoid storing bulky coats and linen in the garage, especially during the summer season. This is because raccoons and skunks can sneak into your garage and turn it into their nest with more following them soon after the original infestation.
- Bikes – According to experts, you should never store bikes in your garage as their rubber tires can melt in a hot garage during the summer months, rendering them unusable until repairs are done in the process.
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