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Organizing for Men Men: Get Your Tools Organized If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see Julia Child’s kitchen on display. Julia had a pegboard on her kitchen wall where she hung her saucepans. Behind each pan was its outline, so each pan always went back to its correct place. You can take a tip from Julia and organize your tools in the same manner. It’s simple, inexpensive, and puts your tools within easy reach. Decide what tools you want to hang. Space is your guide. If you have lots of space for pegboard mounting, hang them all. If your space for a pegboard is more limited, hang the tools you grab most — your favorite hammer, pliers, wrench, needle nosed pliers, and flathead and Phillips screwdrivers. You can attach small bins or baskets to the pegboard to hold little odds and ends. Head to your favorite home improvement store and select a section of pegboard. You will also need to put strips (furring strips) around the back so it does not fit flush against the wall, otherwise your hangers won’t be able to fit. Remember to buy the hardware to hang it on your garage or workshop wall, as well as the hangers upon which your tools will go. There are lots of hanging devices, like j-hooks, angle hooks, s-hooks, etc.  Choose the ones that meet your needs. Julia Child drew outlines of her pots and pans on her pegboard so she would know where each pan went. You can do that with your tools or simply add descriptive labels…or both. In the photo above, you’ll see the outline drawing isn’t directly on the pegboard, but on craft paper. This way, if you want to move the tools later, you can easily do so without having to buy new pegboard.
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Organizing for Men Men: Get Your Tools Organized If you go to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, you can see Julia Child’s kitchen on display. Julia had a pegboard on her kitchen wall where she hung her saucepans. Behind each pan was its outline, so each pan always went back to its correct place. You can take a tip from Julia and organize your tools in the same manner. It’s simple, inexpensive, and puts your tools within easy reach. Decide what tools you want to hang. Space is your guide. If you have lots of space for pegboard mounting, hang them all. If your space for a pegboard is more limited, hang the tools you grab most — your favorite hammer, pliers, wrench, needle nosed pliers, and flathead and Phillips screwdrivers. You can attach small bins or baskets to the pegboard to hold little odds and ends. Head to your favorite home improvement store and select a section of pegboard. You will also need to put strips (furring strips) around the back so it does not fit flush against the wall, otherwise your hangers won’t be able to fit. Remember to buy the hardware to hang it on your garage or workshop wall, as well as the hangers upon which your tools will go. There are lots of hanging devices, like j-hooks, angle hooks, s-hooks, etc.  Choose the ones that meet your needs. Julia Child drew outlines of her pots and pans on her pegboard so she would know where each pan went. You can do that with your tools or simply add descriptive labels…or both. In the photo above, you’ll see the outline drawing isn’t directly on the pegboard, but on craft paper. This way, if you want to move the tools later, you can easily do so without having to buy new pegboard.
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