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Garage Organizing
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It’s such a wonderful time of year. The air is crisp, the sun is bright and you can’t wait to throw open that garage door, run to the back and retrieve your bikes and gardening tools. You leap over garbage bins, t-ball stand and lawn furniture piled high. Ach! Is that your ankle that just twisted on a partially-deflated beach ball rolling around under your soccer mom chair?

You’re not alone if you suffer from seasonal garage disorder anxiety. (It’s not an official medical term, but we’re pretty sure most moms know what we’re talking about.) Time for a garage makeover, perchance?

With a throbbing ankle and a racing heart, we turned to a professional—Rick Scully, savvy dad and owner of Nuvo Garage. He’s the man who can help you access your bikes, trikes and sprinkler when you need them most. Better yet, he’ll help you find a home for all those important-to-your-family items for easy (injury-free) access.

Nuvo Garage offers a complete hands-off service to come to your home, clear out your junk, and transform your garage into an organizational masterpiece. How do they do this? With a heavy duty slatwall installation and a variety of interchangeable baskets and hooks that can hang and host all of your gear.

Rick works on the understanding that if everything has a home, it is more likely to be put away and taken care of properly. Moms know this is an important life skill for kids (and adults) to learn…so we asked him for tips on what works best to make sure children can be responsible for their own stuff.

One golden nugget we learned was that using an old-fashioned bike rack is better than trying to hang everything on the wall sometimes (since kids can’t always do that). We found a great one at Rack Attack. For balls, toys, waterguns, etc., those large bins you’re using are not as good as a wire basket that kids can access more easily and see the contents of. Canadian Tire sells some storage solutions, if you are so inclined (and if you’re the handy type).

It’s a big job, but someone’s got to do it…and we recommend you ask for help. (The first step is admitting you need it.) Rick can set you straight, or at least set the stuff in your garage straight.

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First published 2009.05.21

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