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Eight Things You Really Don’t Want to Store in Your Garage

Smiling man standing in garage holding cardboard storage box

The garage is the black hole that swallows every item that doesn’t have a proper home in your household. It’s often where all the clutter goes to die. You know, the stuff that you should throw out, but can’t bring yourself to actually throw out. And while this doesn't do any harm in a lot of cases, there are some things that you'd be better not to store in the garage. You may later regret doing so. In this article, we're going to run through a few of these items and explain why the garage may not be the best place for them.

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Tell-Tale Signs Your Garage Door Opener Needs Replacing

Liftmaster garage door opener attached to ceiling of residential garage

You’ve been good friends. He/she has helped you when you’ve been tired. They’ve saved you from having to get out of the car in the pouring rain. They even prevented you from getting hurt when one of your garage door springs went BANG and snapped. No, I’m not talking about your best friend…I’m talking about your garage door opener. A good one will last many years, but like anything, it will eventually need replacing.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly when that time has come. We’ve put together a short checklist of signs to watch out for. When you see one or more of these things, it might be wise to start your search for your next garage door opener sooner rather than later.

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New Garage Door As an Investment: Is It a Good One?

Suburban house with white paneled garage door

If you have a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, there is no shortage of things you can do with it. You could buy some cryptocurrency, stocks, or maybe even a hot tub for the backyard. There's no doubt that the prospect of investing in a new garage door installation doesn’t sound anywhere near as “sexy” as any of those options, but is it an investment that makes sense from a financial perspective? Or is it just another home improvement that is destined to lose you money?

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