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Kayak and Radio Flyer Wagon in garageJonny Valiant

The super-light kayak, which previously lived on the lawn, is hung low enough for Le Draoulec (who is five feet four) to reach. When it’s time to head to the nearby farmers’ market, which Pascale runs, her preloaded wagon is easy to find.

To buy: L.L. Bean Manatee Deluxe Tandem Kayak Package, $999, llbean.com. Malone J-Dock Hybrid Kayak hooks, $50 for two, amazon.com. Whitmor Woven totes (in wagon), $13 each, bedbathandbeyond.com. Big Red ATW wagon, $130, radioflyer.com for stores.

The payoff: “Mina wants to have her next birthday party in here,” says Le Draoulec. “Sabine says the cherry red touches make her happy. And I walk in and feel like all is under control.”

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