Re-think Your StorageMold loves cardboard—especially when it’s wet. Our garages can make excellent storage spaces for seasonal items or even keepsakes, but only if they’re stored properly. Get rid of carboard storage boxes and look for plastic or metal bins instead.
Dry What You StoreYou can’t keep everything totally dry all of the time—especially if you bring your car into the garage. You can, however, make an effort to eliminate water when possible. Here are a few ideas:
- Routinely check for any places where water is leaking into your garage, including around windows and along the seal of your garage door.
- Clean up any standing water, especially during winter months when it’s more likely to accumulate.
- Dry what you can, such as rainy outdoor gear or shoes, as you trek in from outside.
- If you do have to store wet items, keep them away from other items in the garage, and don’t store them against a wall or on a shelf, where there’s even less ventilation.