I'm fairly sure my lifelong obsession with pegboards can be traced back to my first reading of that time-honored classic, The Berentstain Bears and the Messy Room. In it, the cubs' room is transformed from disastrously messy to squeaky clean — and the centerpiece of their gloriously organized new space is a pegboard, built by Papa Bear and proudly displaying puppets and hats and baseball bats. I realized then that if you ever want to hang a bunch of things of all different shapes and sizes on the wall, pegboard is the way to do it.
Of course there are pretty standard uses of pegboard — say, to hang tools in the garage — but in this post I wanted to focus on a few unconventional ways this holey stuff can be your organizing best friend.
Above: A pegboard helps to corral sundry craft items in a workspace from A Beautiful Mess.
Is this the coolest way to store yarn or what? I don't even knit and I kind of want to do this. From the studio of Knits for Life.
If you don't have a closet in your utility room, a pegboard can be a great way to store your stuff. Spotted on A Beautiful Mess.
If you don't have enough space in the garage for a pegboard to hold all your tools, why not try this clever contraption that squeezes a bunch of tools into a little space? Find the instructions at Make:.
Pegboard headboard (say that ten times fast) from Sugar and Cloth.
A pegboard is a great way to store jewelry in Max & Kristen's home.
This pegboard setup supports shelves and even holds magazines. Spotted on One Happy Mess.
Pegboard in the bathroom, because why not? From Stephen and Jessica's Artfully Arranged Home and Studio.
This kitchen pegboard wall, from Domino, includes painted outlines to indicate what goes where.
Here's something quite similar, from A Beautiful Mess — with a DIY to boot!
And here's a BONUS TIP: when mounting your pegboard to the wall, add a few washers behind the pegboard to make moving the pegboard accessories a little easier. This helpful tip courtesy the good folks at Little Green Notebook, who made the pegboard homework station you see above. You're welcome. And happy organizing.