It's time for a little spring cleaning.

The last thing you want to do when you finally get some downtime is clean.

I know! I completely understand and feel the same way!

However, organizing, getting rid of some stuff, or donating all the things you no longer use can make you feel less stressed as we head into the summer months here in New Jersey.

You would much rather be on the beach in July and not cleaning out your closet, right?!

As you go through your cabinets and closets, don't forget to clean out your garage.

There are certain things you should NOT be storing in your garage. That according to Family Handyman.

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10 Things You Should NEVER Store In Your New Jersey Garage

Pet Food

It's snack food for mice.

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Photo by Mathew Coulton on Unsplash
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Oily Rags

Has the potential to be a fire hazard.

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Books

Bugs love the glue that binds books.

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Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash
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Firewood

A magnet for pests.

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Photo by Radek Grzybowski on Unsplash
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Paint

Weather conditions can alter the paint formula.

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Photo by Jack Douglass on Unsplash
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Propane Tank

Can be a fire hazard.

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Photo by Isaac Moore on Unsplash
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Printed Photographs

Weather conditions can ruin the pictures.

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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash
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Papers and Files

Can be ruined by the moisture in the air.

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Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash
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Rugs and Carpeting

Insects and mice love rugs and carpeting.

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Photo by Juli Kosolapova on Unsplash
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Wine

Humidity can change the taste.

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Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash
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