Metal Coffee Table? Put a Magnet on the Remote!

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If you're lucky enough to have a metal coffee table in your living room or home theater, have we got the hack for you. Well, calling it a hack seems silly when it's this easy to keep 24/7 tabs on your remote control. You'll never have to lift a couch cushion again.

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If you've got a metal coffee table at home, try this tip on for size: To keep your remote from mysteriously walking around the living room, glue or stick a strong adhesive magnet strip to the back.

It's an especially helpful tip if you always find yourself needing more space at the coffee table. If you can give your remote a permanent home stuck to one of your table's metal sides or legs with a magnet, you'll have plenty of room for spreading out work or wrapping gifts for the holidays.

It's hard to mess up—as long as you don't accidentally glue the battery cover shut. Oops!

(Images: IKEA Hackers, Lomography)