Never Store These Common Household Items in the Garage

A study found that almost 1 in 4 Americans can’t fit a car in their garage because they have too much clutter. Creating storage solutions can be tricky, but letting your garage become a cluttered catastrophe can damage your stuff and create a fire risk. Ahead, discover the most common household items you should never store in the garage, including one decor item that could literally light on fire (page 10).

1. An extra refrigerator


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The garage may seem like the perfect place to put your beer or soda fridge, but the constant temperature changes will make your fridge work harder to keep your items cold during hot months. Plus, fridges don’t work efficiently when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Need an extra fridge? Keep it inside somewhere, or better yet, try a few fridge organization tips to make extra room in your kitchen fridge.

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