Everyone knows there are many tools to keep your yard well-manicured and looking its best. The basics include a lawn mower, weed wacker, sheers, spade and a rake. However, a true gardening enthusiast knows these are just the bare minimum. A real horticulturalist has a stockpile of handy gadgets to keep their grass lush and vibrant, their veggies big and bountiful and their flowers perpetually blooming. If you fall into this category, we have just the thing to keep your shed as neat and tidy as your garden – a pegboard!
What is a Pegboard?
Pegboard was first introduced in 1962 by the Masonite Corporation. But much like Kleenex, the name was quickly picked up as the generic term for any perforated storage board made of hardboard, wood, metal or other material. Found just about anywhere, from your local corner store, hardware store, to the fancy big box outlet, pegboard is used to display information and sale items from bags of candy, office supplies and flip flops, to hats and scarves. The options are truly endless with this versatile storage system!
At home, installing a pegboard is a quick way to get organized and increase the available work space. Tools are easily sorted and easy to find on this vertical storage system. Available at most hardware stores and homecentres, pegboard accessories come in a variety of hooks, hangers, baskets and tool holders. To install, simply tip the top pegs into the boards and then rotate down.
PRO TIP: Pegboard needs about 1/2 inch of ‘standoff’ space behind it so hooks can be inserted. Plastic and metal pegboard panels have this space built in (created by the L-shape flanges at the edge). If using a different type of pegboard, make this space by creating a frame for the back of the panel.
If you need more inspiration to get organized and keep your home clean, keep reading our cleaning tips blog! And if you’d rather be spending more free time in the garden than washing your windows and sweeping your floors, then don’t hesitate to contact your local MOLLY MAID today and schedule a summer cleaning!
Photo by Kim Stiver