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8 Ways To Use Pegboard For Organizing Your Home And Garage

One of the handiest organizing systems for the home is the versatile pegboard. The traditional fiberboard pegboard is inexpensive, easy to install, and can be used in the garage, shop, or home. You can leave in its natural state or paint it to fit your decor. The newer metal pegboard is a little pricier, but looks much better in areas where appearance is important. Here are some of the things you can use pegboard to organize.

  1. The workshop or garage workbench is perhaps the most frequently used location for pegboard. You can hang frequently used tools on the pegboard using the wide variety of hooks and hanger hardware available.
  2. You can organize your garden tools (rakes shovels, pruners, trimmers, etc.) in your tool shed or garage with a pegboard and appropriate hardware.
  3. The laundry room is an excellent place to use pegboard. You can hang a variety of different sized baskets from the board to hold laundry supplies, clothes hangers, etc.
  4. If you have a home office, you will find pegboard a handy way to organize office supplies using hooks or baskets. Pens, markers, staplers, notepads, printer paper, and other supplies will be right at your fingertips.
  5. You can put pegboard in a child's room to organize toys. Use a coping saw to cut the board into fanciful shapes such as stars, rainbows, or animals and paint it in bright colors.
  6. A closet is another place where you can use pegboard for hanging belts, scarves, and other items.
  7. The kitchen is also a great place for pegboard. Using a decorative metal pegboard, hang your frequently-used kitchen utensils near the stove or sink, where they are readily to hand. A smaller pegboard can also be used in the kitchen or near the door to organize keys and key rings.
  8. If you are into arts and crafts, pegboard is ideal for organizing supplies in your craft room or craft area. Spools, brushes, small craft tools, are all readily organized using pegboard. Use your crafting skills to decorate the board.

When mounting pegboard, you need to fasten strips of 1" X 2" wood to the back to allow the pegboard to stand away from the wall so the hooks and hardware can be easily place in the holes. Also, when mounting the pegboard to the wall, fasten it to studs rather than through the drywall.