The garage is often a multipurpose storage room, but that doesn't make it the household dumping ground. If yours is overrun with clutter, take a sunny afternoon to roll up the door and conquer it. Go through all the shelves and bins, sorting out trash, items to donate or sell, and things to keep. Make sure you're properly disposing of old paint, batteries, and chemicals. Check local listings to determine the correct way to dispose of these and other hazardous waste materials; your city may even offer special porchside pick-up.