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Three Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage

Most people park their cars in their garages. If you don’t, it might look like a great place to store things you can’t find space for. Be careful, because there are a few things that should never go in your garage.


Whether you’re a photographer who works with film, or you have family albums, storing photos in your garage will ruin them. There is little to no temperature regulation, and fluctuating temperatures can cause photos to warp. Humidity can also be a factor and mold can develop. If you want to preserve your photos, keep them out of the garage.


If you’re going to be painting your house or any of your rooms, you might end up with some extra paint that you’ll need to store away. Garages aren’t the ideal places because paint needs to be stored in places between 60°F and 80°F. Your garage could get too hot or too cold, and the consistency and quality of the paint can change.


It is grilling season, and if you use a gas grill, you’ve got a few propane tanks around. It is never a good idea to store a propane tank indoors anywhere attached to your home. Many garages are connected to houses, and if yours is, keep those propane tanks somewhere else. If your garage isn’t attached, or you have a separate structure for storage, use that. You don’t want to risk a leak happening in or around your living area.

Another thing you shouldn’t store in your garage is extra money. Keep it in a safe place that will help it grow, not damage it.  Click here to discover the variety of options available to you at SeaComm. This includes regular savingsmoney market accounts, certificates, and more. Need assistance? Call us at (800) 764-0566 or stop by your nearest SeaComm branch location – our goal is to help you reach yours! 


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