Organize Your Summer With Stuff From the Hardware Aisle

3 Materials
2.5 Hours
Our small foyer gets so cluttered with summertime gear, so I annexed the garage wall just outside the door to hang a pegboard organizer that will keep sunscreen, sunglasses, and other summer essentials organized.
make a pegboard organizer for summer stuff
I had some leftover pegboard from my wrapping supply closet project, so I cut it to fit the spot on the wall and then painted a fun pattern on it. Instructions for how to paint the pattern are on Home Made Modern .
use pipe straps to hang sunglasses
Then I went to the hardware store to find things to use for hanging our summer gear. Metal pipe straps work perfectly for storing sunglasses. I used three, and screwed them right through the holes in the pegboard and into a 1X2 positioned on the back of the pegboard for support.
sunscreen storage
Hose clamps hold small canning jars that are great for holding sunscreen sticks...
use canning jars for ice cream truck money
...and even money for the ice cream truck!
use a basket for sunscreen and goggles
Finally, a wire basket holds goggles, sunscreen and bug spray.
For more inspiring ideas, check out the posts linked above for storage hacks and other ways to use items from the hardware store.

Suggested materials:

  • Pegboard   (Lowe's)
  • Metal pipe straps   (Ace Hardware)
  • Metal hose clamps   (Ace Hardware)

Valerie Ott
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