Does Pegboard Kitchen Storage Really Work?

Kitchen pegboard A pegboard in the kitchen can help you clear out some cabinets and increase storage space. Image: The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking

Small kitchen? Poof: A pegboard makes storage. If only we could keep the pegs on.

We love the picture featured on that shows a pegboard hosting pots, pans, and even a row of cups, which would clear out three cabinets in my kitchen.

And the white pegboard against a bright wall gives older or smaller kitchens a visual pop.

But the supposed easy grab of a pegboard hasn’t worked for me — at least in my garage. Every time I pull a hammer or screwdriver off the board, the hook that holds it pops off, too. Very annoying.

How do you keep your pegboard hooks from coming off?