The possibilities of an empty garage are endless. They are the necessary space with which we can do whatever we please. Most people can testify that garages are great for storage. They have been used as storage units since their creation in the 1920’s. From housing our vehicles, to serving as workshops for our every hobby, garage doors inhibit many roles. However, there are certain things that should never be stored in a garage.
First and foremost, no humans should be stored in a garage. This may seem a rudimentary or obvious tidbit of advice, but many unfortunates are housed in garages across the globe. Humans must have space to unwind and relax, but a garage does not provide ample space for this basic need. Garages are home to rats, raccoons, spiders, cats, and even the occasional skunk. All of these animals have the potential to cause serious bodily injury to anyone who stands in their path—especially spiders. Spiders are by far the most disgusting inhabitants of a garage—of the world!—and should never have the privilege of spending any company with a human. The same line of logic makes obvious three pertinent facts: a) Large animals such as cows or dinosaurs should not be kept in the garage, but b) Housing said animals would be decreasing their quality of life, and c) Housing any living creature in the garage sucks and shouldn’t even be considered. Leave the garage space for inanimate objects!
Fragile sculptures, china dishes, and other valuables should not be stored in the garage, for obvious reasons. If you or another charged into the garage without full control of the car, these items wouldn’t stand a chance. Said situation would be the literal interpretation of the old saying: “like a bull in a china shop.”—A thousand pound mechanical bull!
It’s also good to note that in San Francisco, it is illegal to store anything except your car in your garage. Not that this matters to you, but if you ever want to move to the city by the bay, it’s good to know, right!?
However you utilize the space, be sure that your garage is a force for positive storage ideas. To really feel good about the contents of your garage, store earthquake kits, extra clothes for strangers, or surfboards. You will be happy that you made the smart storage choice.