You’ve seen this tool in the garages you envy: it puts everything on display, ready at a moment’s notice for any kind of project, easy to find and organize. Plus, it just looks cool – like something you’d find in a professional mechanic’s shop.
What is this mystery item? The pegboard, of course! If you don’t have one in your Las Vegas garage, believe us, you’re missing out. Pegboards take up hardly any space, streamline your work, and offer a visual storage solution. They can also be made to fit nearly any wall, big or small. Whether you want a small pegboard by your workbench, or a glorious full-size pegboard wall, Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada can turn your garage dreams into reality.
Here’s a quick list of three ways to use your pegboard like a pro. But don’t forget, this is just the beginning; pegboards are as versatile as you are, and with a little imagination, you can use them for anything.
Trace Your Tools
If the saying “A place for everything, and everything in its place” appeals to you, you’re going to like this tip. In fact, it’s probably the simplest and most useful suggestion on this list – especially if you’re someone who needs quick access to a large variety of tools.
If you frequently work on a bicycle or car, or if you have a large selection of craft tools that won’t seem to stay organized, tracing your tools will transform your workflow. Just outline each tool on the wall, and voila! You have a visual reference for where each item belongs.
Go Beyond Hooks
It’s amazing how often people install pegboard, and then forget what a versatile tool it can be! Sure, hooks can accommodate most people’s needs, but here are a few other ways to hack your pegboard:
- Bins & Baskets – Set or prop them between larger hooks to store oddly shaped materials.
- Dowels – Install two hooks, and then use them to support a wooden dowel of any length. The dowel can house tapes, paper towels, or anything else that comes in sheets.
- PVC – Cut a small tube of PVC, and suspend it from a long hook. Use the PVC as a container for paintbrushes, pens and pencils, or anything else that can’t be hung from a hook.
- Binder Clips – Those handy clips are good for more than office organization! Attach one to a hook, and you can hang a variety of flat items.
Distribute Weight For Large Items
Most of us think of pegboard merely as a solution for storing small items: wrenches, hammers, pliers, and other hand tools. But did you know that pegboard comes in a variety of materials and thicknesses? Depending on the pegboard, you can distribute weight over a larger area to hold big tools, paint cans, buckets full of gear, and even bicycles (if you’re careful).
Ready to whip your garage into shape? Whether it’s a simple pegboard installation or a complete garage overhaul, we’ll find a personalized solution for the needs of your Las Vegas home. Contact the garage professionals at Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada to schedule a free, in-home consultation!
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