Does your home have an attached garage? If you’re like many home owners, it’s rare you actually park your car in the garage. Instead, it’s a storage area. However, there are things that never belong in your garage.

House with two-car attached garage

What’s not safe to store in your garage

What things should home owner’s keep in a place other than their garage? Plenty of things!


Clearly, if you’re parking your car in the garage, the gasoline in the tank isn’t what we’re referring to. What we’re thinking of is gas cans for the lawnmower, or propane tanks for the outdoor grill. Store gasoline and other types of fuel in an outdoor shed, away from your home.

Paint or other chemicals

More often than not, paint and other chemicals need to be in a temperature-controlled area. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions on the labels of all paint, and chemicals used in your home.


Storing clothing in a garage will more than likely cause damage to the clothing. Bugs, rodents, and mold are more likely to destroy clothing. Instead, store clothing in plastic bins in another part of the house, such as an attic; maybe store them in a basement.


Pet food and human food do not belong in the garage. It’ll spoil. Plus, a fridge in a garage is never a good idea. Fridges will not run efficiently. Inside of your home air conditioning or heat circulates through your home, which keeps your fridge running smoothly. Why? Temperatures aren’t fluctuating as much as in a garage.

Basically, keep your car in the garage if you’re lucky enough to have room! If not, stick to sports equipment, gardening tools and supplies, and if you have to store things other than your car in your attached garage, use plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes!

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