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We’re Hooked on This Laundry Room Pegboard

A pegboard with pizzazz keeps household tools organized in this blogger’s laundry room.

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A now-organized and attractive laundry room pegboard

All images in this post: Angela Ploetz, Professional Organizer/Girlfriends Get Organized

I hate cleaning, but I love cleaning tools. In fact, I own dozens of brooms, mops, dustpans, and brushes.
The problem is, I don’t have a great way of storing these household helpers. Some hang on hooks in my garage; others live in my laundry room in the space between the dryer and wall.

That’s why I was delighted to read Angela Ploetz’ post on her pegboard broom organizer. Angela made it to corral clutter in her laundry room, and it’s a simple, handy, and handsome solution.

Angela, of Girlfriends Get Organized, is a professional organizer whose stomach actually hurt whenever she looked at the hodgepodge pile of cleaning tools in her laundry room.


Putting hooks on the wall was too humdrum for Angela. So she stapled chevron-patterned cloth to a rectangular pegboard (2-by-4-ft., $30); screwed the pegboard to a frame, and laid out her brooms, dustpans, and baskets on the board before poking holes in the fabric for hooks.


The pegboard is the “jewel” of Angela’s laundry room, which made the rest of space look even sadder. So, she decided to spruce up the shelves, which were two lonely planks piled with plastic bins, cleaning supplies, and an iron.

Shelves before

First, Angela added a low shelf for more storage space. Then, she covered cardboard with that pretty chevron fabric to make inserts that gave her clear plastic bins a dash of style.

She chose green-and-white bins and baskets (6.5-qt. bins; 8 for $28) to match the fabric and unify the room, and affixed labels that are fun and functional.

Decorated baskets

The result? A happy, mood-elevating laundry room with a place for everything (and everything in its place).

Shelf reveal

For more inspiration, check out our other laundry room projects: A Drying Rack to Die For and Perfect for Organizing Laundry: A Dresser Made of Laundry Baskets.

Now, vote for your favorite!

Do you have any laundry room tips or projects? Please share in the comments section below. Don’t forget to add pictures.

lisa-kaplan-gordon Lisa Kaplan Gordon

is an avid gardener, a member of the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, and a builder of luxury homes in McLean, Va. She’s been a Homes editor for Gannett News Service and has reviewed home improvement products for AOL. Follow Lisa on Google+.

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