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8 Things in Your Garage That You Should Toss

By Gael F. Cooper of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 9: Garages are for cars. And, well, camping equipment. Halloween costumes. Holiday yard decorations. Snow shovels or surfboards, depending on your location. Unpacked boxes from two moves ago. It’s easy to just keep piling nonessentials in your garage — everyone knows at least one family who uses their garage solely for storage, never for parking. And, hey, if you’ve got the room, why not? Because, for one thing, if you keep thinking of the garage as a bottomless storage pit, you won’t have room for long. And because decluttering your life is a good idea. Also, maybe you’d like to park in the garage again? Sure, some things can likely be given away or moved to another room. But here’s a look at several items that really deserve to be taken out of your garage and disposed of, whether that means a landfill or recycling center. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million! Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free  financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

8 Things in Your Garage That You Should Toss

Garages are for cars.

And, well, camping equipment. Halloween costumes. Holiday yard decorations. Snow shovels or surfboards, depending on your location. Unpacked boxes from two moves ago.

It’s easy to just keep piling nonessentials in your garage — everyone knows at least one family who uses their garage solely for storage, never for parking. And, hey, if you’ve got the room, why not?

Because, for one thing, if you keep thinking of the garage as a bottomless storage pit, you won’t have room for long. And because decluttering your life is a good idea. Also, maybe you’d like to park in the garage again?

Sure, some things can likely be given away or moved to another room. But here’s a look at several items that really deserve to be taken out of your garage and disposed of, whether that means a landfill or recycling center.

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement

A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million!

Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

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