Q. I have divided my garage in two and created an area of about 4 x 8 feet that had a separate door. I also keep there besides other items the garbage cans that are not always covered and there is also an odor. Do I have to place a mezuza?
A. The minimum size for placing a Mezuza in a room is 4 amos by 4 amos, equivalent to 36 square feet. The area of a room of 4×8 = 32 is not obliged on placing a Mezuza.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Dovid Pam and Horav Akiva Steinmetz Shlit’a