There is nothing worse than a disorganized garage. Luckily, as any Salt Lake City garage builder will tell you, pegboard is an inexpensive, easy, and convenient solution to take even the most disorganized garages from chaotic to orderly. To maximize the benefits of pegboard in your garage, keep the following tips and tricks in mind.

Hang your tools on pegboard using shower hooks

If you have a plumbing leak that is spraying water all over your kitchen, you’d better hope you can find a wrench in a jiffy. The good news is that with a few shower hooks and some pegboard, you can easily hang and organize all of your tools in a neat and orderly way, from wrenches to washers. Just string shower hooks through the holes in the pegboard, and then hang the tools on the end. To hang washers, nuts, and bolts, just load them up on a tape label and hang them on the shower hooks.

Put washers between the pegboard and the wall for extra space

Try stacking six to eight small washers behind the pegboard before screwing it into the wall. This will create additional space between the pegboard and the wall, making it easier to move around tools.

Outline tools to make sure they make it back to their designated spot

Most garages are so packed with tools, from power saws to hammers, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. You might not realize that something is missing until you need it. An easy way to mitigate this problem is to create simple outlines on a pegboard that will help you keep track of your supplies. That way, the next time you lend your hammer to your brother-in-law and he doesn’t give it back, that empty outline on the pegboard will remind you that it is missing.

Make pegboard slides

If you’re running out of wall space to hang your tools, a great solution is pegboard slides that pull out of a garage counter. All you need to do is make small slits in the trim that line the top and bottom of the counter. This will keep the pegboard slides in place and will keep them sliding in and out smoothly.

Get Started

Luckily, installing pegboards is incredibly easy. All you need to do is mount the pegboards to the wall, which can be done by attaching the furring strips to the back of panel using 1-inch drywall screws. Each pegboard panel should have countersunk pilot holes in the panel face. You will need to screw these 1-inch drywall screws through these pilot holes, and you can then use intermediate furring strips to fill in spaces between the top and bottom. All in all, pegboards are an excellent organizational solution for your garage.

Need more advice on organizing or building the garage of your dreams? Call Bonfire Building today at (801) 842-3300