In the Garage
The biggest thing to recognize is that though your garage provides shelter, it isn’t impenetrable from the weather! Remember, shelter does not always equate to temperature control. This is where you keep your outdoor related items such as the lawn mower, snow blower, gardening tools, car supplies, bikes, boats, canoes, and kayaks. The majority of these items are able to withstand the changes in temperature and humidity. Prioritize and be aware of what items can handle the cold without cracking. Be careful of some plastics that may freeze and crack if cold enough. Every case will be different depending on where you live as well. If you live in a rainy, colder area, you may not want to keep your summer bikes in the garage either as this combination can cause rusting over time. The items you keep stored away in your garage should be weather resistant to ensure they keep, and you don’t find yourself with a leak when summer comes and you’re in the middle of the lake in your kayak!