Garages and basements are good for medium- to longer-term storage—think seasonal items, sporting equipment and holiday decorations. But that doesn't mean you can dump things and forget about them. Be sure to clearly label any box, bin or container that goes into the garage so that items can be easily and quickly located. Consider different colored labels for like things—orange for Halloween decorations, white for holiday lights, green for unread books. Stop right there! That was a trick! There should be no unread books in the garage!
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