Ideas for a Peg Board in a Garage

Updated February 21, 2017

Organise your garage with pegboard, pegboard hooks and pegboard baskets. Pegboard has small holes, allowing you to select specific areas for each hook or basket, which ensures you have ample room on the pegboard for each item. Installing pegboard allows you to remove clutter from your garage while organising it.

Small Items

Install pegboard on the wall behind your workbench, and purchase pegboard baskets to organise small items. Place nuts, bolts, screws and other small items you store in your garage in the pegboard baskets. Designate a basket for each item, and label it by writing on the basket with marker.

Medium-size Items

Organise your medium-size items on your pegboard with pegboard hooks. Place the hooks on the pegboard, and hang your item, which works well for hand tools, small shovels and other items you use on a regular basis.

Under Benches

Install pegboard and pegboard hooks on the underside of your workbench. Sit on the floor, looking up at the underside of the workbench, and secure the pegboard to the bench with screws and a drill. Place hooks on the pegboard to hold items. Place corded items--with the cord wrapped upon the hook under the workbench. This option keeps your tools and items within reach while working on a project.


Install pegboard on the ceiling in your garage to organise and keep large items off the floor. Purchase a variety of different size pegboard hooks, and place them on the pegboard. Hang large items you store in your garage on the ceiling -- for example, your bicycles, ladders and brooms to maximise your floor space in your garage and keep your items within reach and view.


Install a small pegboard in your garage to organise and store your keys. Purchase ample hooks, ensuring you have a hook for each key you wish to store on your pegboard. Instead of labelling your keys, colour-code them -- for example, red is the house key. Paint the colours on the pegboard directly behind where the key hangs to prevent strangers from knowing which key is which.

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Stephanie Nolan has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles appear on various websites, where she specializes in topics about home improvement, parenting and interior design. Nolan holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.