OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYour garage houses your car, but if you’re like us, the garage also serves as a small storage unit for items you’d rather not keep in the house. Things like paint cans, cleaning products, and household chemicals often find their way out to the garage rather than taking up space under the sink where small children can get to it. However, storing items in the garage does require some degree of caution. Here are a few tips on how to properly store these items in your garage.

Keep the Kids Out

First and foremost, if you’re storing hazardous chemicals in your garage, keep your kids and your pets away from your garage. They should be supervised at all times and kept away from chemicals or other materials kept in the garage. Remember, antifreeze smells and tastes sweet, but can cause a medical emergency for your children and your pets.

Be Mindful of Heat

Flammable products should be kept in a cool area away from direct sunlight. If you are worried that your garage is too warm to safely house these items, find a different storage solution. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Keep the Container

Keep these chemicals in their original container. This will make identifying them much easier rather than relying on a handwritten label. Further, the original container will have the warning label that can advise you on how best to store the material. Consider installing a lockable storage solution to keep your chemicals safe.

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