Tool Organization

My brain never stops trying to organize every aspect of my life. When CS asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for him to help me at something I knew he’d be able to make happen. In my laundry room, I have open wall space around a mounted shelving unit. Over the years, I’ve put random hooks to hold stuff, then moved them, leaving me with scarred walls that could provide some much needed storage. Then I had a tool bag that the tools ripped the pockets because of how I stored the screwdrivers and pliers. It was time to upgrade! I explained I wanted a pegboard environment so I could move things around as I increased my tool box and wanted things easily accessible instead of digging in a box. Also, was tired of my nails, screws, etc in tupperware. I wanted a drawer system. He planned, shopped, then went to work. Started with pieces of this….

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CS had to build frames for each side so that the hangers would actually go through the pegboard. This is why I never tried this myself! He cut an angle piece for the left and put up a full one on the right. As soon as he showed me them, I dreamed of making them fashionable instead of just utilitarian. A quick trip to Wally world and $6 worth of contact paper left us with this beautiful result! Left side:

Right side:

Next came the pegboard accessories. CS got a variety of hangers that allowed me to organize all my tools visually to put those I used most at my finder tips! It helped me clean up my shelving bins too!

I am over joyed with the final result! CS delivered exactly what I wanted. Kudos to his engineering skills! I am running out of things to organize at my place. Call me. I’ll go into withdrawal soon.