Why do we use our garages like storage units? At Garage Solutions, we would think the reason speaks to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. The less you see or experience something, the less it directly affects your life. When’s the last time you went out into your garage and stared at the clutter? Do you want to do something about it? Have you ever decided to organize your garage with a storage system, but you just can’t seem to find the time? We understand. If you’re ready to follow through, contact us! We’re the premiere garage organization company in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In the meantime, read this post to learn about three more items you shouldn’t store in your garage.

In this post, we’ll discuss furniture, paint, and electronics. Part two listed items like food, wine, and clothing. Missed part one? Read it! Now that you’re caught up, let’s get the final three items you shouldn’t store in your garage out of the way.

The Three Worst Items to Store in Your Garage

Your garage is a great place to store overflow items from your home. However, it’s important to understand that not everything should be stored in your garage, even if you have custom garage cabinets. Here are the last three items in this blog series you shouldn’t store in your garage:

Item #7 – Wooden Furniture

We understand if you’re into furniture restoration. It’s a great way to spend time and make some extra cash on the side. Nonetheless, storing wooden furniture in the garage could lead to a few undesirable results. Humidity will soften the wood, which makes it easier for pests and termites to use the wood as a home. The uncontrolled garage temperature will also negatively affect the wood, contracting and expanding it until it eventually cracks or warps. In some cases, wood that is warped or split is beyond repair.

If you want to properly store wooden furniture, follow the advice of the rest of this blog series. Create or find a controlled climate to store your wooden furniture in to protect it.

Item #8 – Paint Cans

One of the most common items found in garages are paint cans. These are probably one of the more dangerous items to store in the space. Not only are they made of harsh chemicals, but in the right environment, the cans are apt to explode.

Paint stored in your garage will most likely be useless after a while. The temperature change and humidity will make paint curdle and separate. This means the mixture is no longer viable. The consistency will suffer and the color will change the longer the paint is stored in the garage.

A better place to store your paint cans would be in your basement. The temperature tends to stay consistent, and the humidity rarely changes. In a large majority of cases, a colder climate is better for storing paint.

Item #9 – Electronics

We all love our electronics. They’re fascinating pieces of equipment that offered us hours of entertainment and curiosity. But what happens when we toss our old electronics out into the garage? Old televisions, radios, receivers, computer components, gaming consoles, appliances, and more are obsolete or useless. They remain in our garage until we move or decide to actually organize the space. If you ever want to use or restore the electronics, the humidity and temperature changes, once again, will have a direct affect on circuit boards wiring, and more.

Buy A Custom Garage Organization System

At Garage Solutions, we believe every garage in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area could use a garage organization and storage system. It’s not enough to simply push your belongings into the corner. Get your bicycles on a wall storage unit. Pack your belongings into a custom metal cabinet. Spend more time in your garage on an epoxy floor coating that will last for decades. Whether you have a large, medium, or small garage, you can utilize storage. Just remember to not store the nine items in this blog series in your garage anymore.

Ready to organize your garage? Contact Garage Solutions today!