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Wearing masks when we go out have become a "normal" way of life for all of us. Almost every car you see, now has a mask hung over the rear view mirror or scattered across the car dash! We are no exception! Our daily masks hang out in labeled brown paper bags in the front window. But, inside the house, there has been no organization of all the daily essentials needed for a trip outside the house in this season of COVID-19.
But lack of organization is a thing of the past as we've put together a simple family "grab and go" mask station using Wall Control metal pegboard.
This is a simple DIY to create a mask organization and storage system that functions as a mask drop zone for the entire family. The pegboard assembles quickly and because it's pegboard, it is extremely flexible to customize for your family needs.
All the parts assemble easily and provide room for all the "going out" essentials a family needs. This mask drop zone is conveniently placed right outside the interior garage door. There's no forgetting essentials when it's this conveniently placed. Note: the depth of this extends only slightly beyond the door frame molding on the right. It makes it just the right size for this small hallway.
We've put up a lot of Wall Control panels and because this size only has four screw points instead of the usually six, it went up even faster! As usual, check for studs first, if you don't find any where the screws need to go then use the enclosed drywall anchors. Level up and mark and you're ready for the next step.
There's a peg for every family member and a designated one for dirty masks to go into a mesh bag to be washed. We wash our masks with the regular laundry but do put them into a laundry bag so that the ties don't get twisted. To dry, we take them out of the bag, adjust and flatten them back into shape and allow them to air dry on top of the dryer while it is on.
What are our "essentials?" Left to right, bottles of hand sanitizer, brown bags for masks that are stored in the car, extra filters, folded medical masks in a plastic bag to grab to stick in a purse, jars filled with individual hand wipes, gloves, and additional medical masks. Note: those individual wipes are convenient to carry in a purse but extremely hard to get right now. I was fortunately to buy these well before the pandemic.
Many thanks to Alex who identified a need for a family mask station and got us thinking about a solution. We think using Wall Control is a great solution. The install is easy and the system is flexible for your family needs.
If you live in a household of one, you could use a "fun" size panel or if you have a large family, a standard Wall Control panel with addition accessories and pegs would work.
We've shared our essentials, what are some of yours?
Please note: This is not a sponsored post. Wall Control did provide the product we used.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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