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14 Ways to Organize Using Magnets

by Maria Gracia Join our newsletter to be notified when the newest Organizing Article is available. Magnets come in many shapes and sizes…strips, buttons, sticky backed…you name it, there’s a magnet for it. They have many uses…and they can all help you get and stay organized. Here are 14 ways to organize using magnets. 1. Use them to help you plan. Magnetic dry-erase calendars can help you keep track of appointments, tasks, chores, etc. And they can be reused over and over again…no need to buy a new calendar every year. 2. Store tools. Use strong magnetic strips to keep your tool shed or garage tidy. Hanging your tools on the wall saves space and means you can see, at-a-glance, where things are. 3. Affix a magnetic strip inside your bathroom vanity cabinet…on the back wall. You can then use it to attach metal items, like bobby pins, tweezers, nail clippers, barrettes, and small scissors. 4. Hold screws on your screwdriver. Just attach a small piece of magnet to the end of the screwdriver handle, and it will keep your screws handy for you as you work on your project. 5. Keep makeup easily accessible. Attach strong magnets to all of your makeup containers and brushes. Stick them to a magnetic board hung on your wall…in the order you apply each item. You can also hang jars of nail polish using the same concept. 6. Keep your trash can liner in place. For a metal trash can, pull the top of the bin liner over the top of the can and fix in place with magnets to stop it slipping back down inside the bin. If you don’t have a metal trash can, two strong magnets sandwiched, one on the inside of the bin and the other on the outside, can do the same job. 7. Tidy toys. Metal toys, such as tiny cars, can be stored and displayed on magnetic strips. Putting them away for the day can become an organizing game for the kids…if you tell the kids to think of it as a “parking lot.” 8. Showcase kids artwork or hang a recipe or important info on your fridge. Just grab a sheet protector or two and glue magnets to the back of it. When you want to display something on the fridge, just slide it into the sheet protector. It will help protect the paper you’re hanging, and it’s easy to replace it for the next creation from your grandkids…or the next recipe you plan to make. 9. Organize spices, crafts, office supplies and more. Magnetic spice tins are wonderful for organizing all sorts of small items, like spices, office supplies (paper clips, push pins, etc.), craft supplies, like beads and brads, and more…on a wall. These come with magnetic backing, so they can be attached to any metal surface or a magnetic message board. The lids are see-through, so you can see what’s in them without opening them. 10. Keep chefs knives handy. Strong magnetic knife strips, attached to a kitchen wall, will allow you to keep knives and other metal kitchen tools at-the-ready. Just keep them out of the reach of young kids, of course. 11. Make clothespin magnets. Just add some magnetic tape to the backs of clothespins and you’ll have a cute way to hang photos or invitations on your fridge. You can even decorate the clothespins with scrapbooking paper or Washi tape. 12. Organize circular food processor blades. Affix magnetic knife strips to the back of a cabinet, and you now have a wonderful way to store food processor blades. This keeps them safe, visible, and easy to access when you need them. 13. Keep paper towels handy without taking up counter space. Just use a magnetic paper towel holder. It will attach to any metal surface, like a refrigerator or a microwave. 14. Keep pins and needles handy when you’re sewing. Have a magnet nearby when you’re sewing, and you will be able to ensure pins and needles aren’t dropping or getting misplaced…and they are also easily accessible when you need them. Back to Organizing Articles Index
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by Maria Gracia Join our newsletter to be notified when the newest Organizing Article is available. Magnets come in many shapes and sizes…strips, buttons, sticky backed…you name it, there’s a magnet for it. They have many uses…and they can all help you get and stay organized. Here are 14 ways to organize using magnets. 1. Use them to help you plan. Magnetic dry- erase calendars can help you keep track of appointments, tasks, chores, etc. And they can be reused over and over again…no need to buy a new calendar every year. 2. Store tools. Use strong magnetic strips to keep your tool shed or garage tidy. Hanging your tools on the wall saves space and means you can see, at-a- glance, where things are. 3. Affix a magnetic strip inside your bathroom vanity cabinet…on the back wall. You can then use it to attach metal items, like bobby pins, tweezers, nail clippers, barrettes, and small scissors. 4. Hold screws on your screwdriver. Just attach a small piece of magnet to the end of the screwdriver handle, and it will keep your screws handy for you as you work on your project. 5. Keep makeup easily accessible. Attach strong magnets to all of your makeup containers and brushes. Stick them to a magnetic board hung on your wall…in the order you apply each item. You can also hang jars of nail polish using the same concept. 6. Keep your trash can liner in place. For a metal trash can, pull the top of the bin liner over the top of the can and fix in place with magnets to stop it slipping back down inside the bin. If you don’t have a metal trash can, two strong magnets sandwiched, one on the inside of the bin and the other on the outside, can do the same job. 7. Tidy toys. Metal toys, such as tiny cars, can be stored and displayed on magnetic strips. Putting them away for the day can become an organizing game for the kids…if you tell the kids to think of it as a “parking lot.” 8. Showcase kids artwork or hang a recipe or important info on your fridge. Just grab a sheet protector or two and glue magnets to the back of it. When you want to display something on the fridge, just slide it into the sheet protector. It will help protect the paper you’re hanging, and it’s easy to replace it for the next creation from your grandkids…or the next recipe you plan to make. 9. Organize spices, crafts, office supplies and more. Magnetic spice tins are wonderful for organizing all sorts of small items, like spices, office supplies (paper clips, push pins, etc.), craft supplies, like beads and brads, and more…on a wall. These come with magnetic backing, so they can be attached to any metal surface or a magnetic message board. The lids are see-through, so you can see what’s in them without opening them. 10. Keep chefs knives handy. Strong magnetic knife strips, attached to a kitchen wall, will allow you to keep knives and other metal kitchen tools at-the-ready. Just keep them out of the reach of young kids, of course. 11. Make clothespin magnets. Just add some magnetic tape to the backs of clothespins and you’ll have a cute way to hang photos or invitations on your fridge. You can even decorate the clothespins with scrapbooking paper or Washi tape. 12. Organize circular food processor blades. Affix magnetic knife strips to the back of a cabinet, and you now have a wonderful way to store food processor blades. This keeps them safe, visible, and easy to access when you need them. 13. Keep paper towels handy without taking up counter space. Just use a magnetic paper towel holder. It will attach to any metal surface, like a refrigerator or a microwave. 14. Keep pins and needles handy when you’re sewing. Have a magnet nearby when you’re sewing, and you will be able to ensure pins and needles aren’t dropping or getting misplaced…and they are also easily accessible when you need them. Have more ideas on how to organize with magnets? Let me know! Back to Organizing Articles Index
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