It's important to know what can and cannot be stored in an outdoor shed or garage.
There are a ton of items that can be stored in an outdoor storage building, whether a shed or garage. They're both great solutions for keeping things organized, easily accessible, safe, and out of sight.
Bulk shopping can be cost-effective, but the garage is not an ideal place to stash your food staples. Food can invite rodents and other pests. Plus, exposure to heat and humidity can cause your groceries to spoil. An unused closet or cupboard in the house is a better choice. The same goes for pet food, bird seeds, and other animal food.
2. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Musical instruments can be damaged by heat or humidity, depending on the material from which it is made. For example, an instrument made of wood is very much affected by both. Brass instruments such as trumpets, trombones, and rench horns, may corrode when exposed to moisture or humidity, so be mindful of humidity control within your storage space. Sheds are not ideal for storing any musical instrument you wish to keep in good shape or working condition.
Artwork needs climate and humidity control because it's vulnerable to both heat and moisture. Expansion and contraction can warp it, and moisture may cause mold. High heat and exposure to the sun can cause discoloration. Additionally, temperature and humidity changes can make paint flake and crack and cause the canvas to expand and contract. For long-term storage, keep artwork in a stable and controlled environment.
Often paint, refinishing solvents, and stain that are stored in a shed or garage spoil. Outdoor storage structures like sheds or garages are problematic because they become too cold in winter, too hot in the summer, and may have moisture problems.
Moisture and extreme temperatures can cause cherished photos to stick together and even grow mold. A closet inside your house is a better choice for climate and humidity control.