Running out of room in your kitchen cabinets or pantry? Don’t risk storing that extra canned food in the garage. The natural conditions of a garage make it an unsuitable location for storing food. The USDA recommends storing canned foods in a cool dry location, and most garages fail on both counts. Damp garages could cause tin cans to rust, while a hot garage that exceeds more than 85 degrees will increase the risk of spoiled canned food. If you're fresh out of space for your non-perishables, this might be a good time to reorganize your kitchen shelves.