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  • No Need To Warm Up Your Car Outside. Tips For Organizing Your Garage

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    A garage should have one main purpose: a place to park your cars indoors. Nowadays, it seems like the main purpose of a garage is a place to hold all your junk! Now that summer is over, we find ourselves in the autumn weather, and pretty soon, the snow will be on the ground.  Take some time and clean out your garage, throw away your garbage, and make it a place where you can easily park your car! Here are some tips and advice for organizing your garage:

    If your car is out on the street because there's no room for it in the garage, it's time to get organized. Here are some tips and tools to make it happen.

    Safety First: Learn the best ways to store that hazardous stuff we all keep in the garage: the chemicals, the paint cans and pesticides.

    Chemicals are the No. 1 danger. A lot of people keep pesticides, paints and auto fluids, often in old food containers, which can leak and cause fumes, burns, respiratory problems and fire hazards. Always store such substances in their original containers and out of reach of children, on a high shelf or in a locked cabinet. Chemicals that are poisonous to pets are a huge problem. Road salt and ice-melt mixtures can get on the paws of cats and dogs and cause diarrhea and vomiting. Antifreeze, in particular, is highly dangerous and can be fatal. It has a sweet smell that attracts pets; as little as 1 tablespoon can kill a cat; half a cup can kill a dog. Be sure to wipe up any spills immediately, and keep antifreeze out of reach for children, too.

    Gas grills often are stored in the garage, complete with their propane tanks. Propane is highly combustible, and when the propane leaks, it's a gas. You can't see it, but it can hover over the garage floor. One spark of static electricity or the flick of a light switch could cause an explosion. Anything with propane should be stored at least 10 feet away from the house.

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