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9 Things in Your Garage You Should Toss

Reader's Digest Logo By Caroline Fanning of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 9: Even if they’re unopened or within their expiration date, toss them—they really shouldn’t be stored in the garage to begin with. Exposure to cold and heat causes paint to harden and separate. Unless paint cans have been stored in a room-temperature environment (maybe the utility closet down the hall, or shelf in the laundry room), they’re practically useless. Here are 30 other things you need to throw out asap.

Paint cans

Even if they’re unopened or within their expiration date, toss them—they really shouldn’t be stored in the garage to begin with. Exposure to cold and heat causes paint to harden and separate. Unless paint cans have been stored in a room-temperature environment (maybe the utility closet down the hall, or shelf in the laundry room), they’re practically useless. Here are 30 other things you need to throw out asap.

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