By its very nature, the garage is a no man's (or no woman's) land. It isn't exactly part of the house, but it's not outdoors, either.
As a result, this transitional area can become junky in a heartbeat.
We see it only as we cruise through on the way from the car, usually shedding backpacks, shoes and umbrellas in our wake.
Read the full story on 6 storage systems that work here.
At least once a year, set aside a Saturday to clean the garage.
Actually, you should do it twice a year: when you get out the summer stuff, and again when you get out the winter stuff.
Here's a guide to which chores kids can do here.
Once a child reaches a certain skill or age level, he can generally do the chores for his age group and those for the age groups below.
Get the full list of garage kids chores here.
Not everything can be safely stored in the garage.
Some things things need to be accessible at all times; other things we see only every 10 years when we move, but want to keep them anyway.
That's why it's important to have garage storage solutions that work.
But there are certain things that don't belong here, no matter what. It's a health and safety thing.
Read about the big 3 storage no-nos here.