Sports Garage: Surprise Storage Space
The spot under the stairs is ideal for golf clubs. Simple stands keep scooters vertical. Helmets hang from chalkboard hooks labeled for each child.
To buy: Hooks, $15 each, sundancecatalog.com. RazrRak scooter stands, $10.50 each; and Tornado ladder hooks (in orange), $13 for two: amazon.com. Wire barrel, $34, landofnod.com.
The payoff: Wendi McKenna says of her crew, “Now we can dash off to games—the kids are on 10 teams total—without the usual equipment-search chaos.”