30 Ways Magnets Can Help You Stay Clean & Organized

30 Ways Magnets Can Help You Stay Clean & Organized

Dabney Frake
Jan 14, 2015
(Image credit: The Merry Thought)

Magnets are mighty. And they are useful when it comes to keeping everything in its place. Above, Merrythought used this simple, yet clever, system to keep track of little personal items, using a magnetic organizer for her medicine cabinet. Read on for 30 more attractive (get it?) ideas to keep you on course this year...

  1. Glue magnets onto cups and attach them to your fridge. Each of your kids keeps their own cup, which cuts down on number of dishes to wash.
  2. Get your artwork out of the closet and into an easy DIY magnetic frame.
  3. Install a knife rack either vertically or horizontally inside cabinet doors to store other utensils, toys, or tools elsewhere in the house.
  4. Make an entryway organizer with magnets to hold your keys.
  5. Magnetic bulletin boards help keep information all in one place, and on your wall.
  6. Use magnetized binder clips to store your USB cords on the edge of a desk. (Or, to really make it fun, use lego mini figs instead.)
  7. Install temporary magnetic rods to hang things, without the need for a hammer.
  8. Keep track of metal hardware while working on a DIY or home repair project.
  9. Turn your light switchplate into a key magnet, and never lose your set again.
  10. Make a magnetic chore chart for the household.
  11. Use a metal tray to store and display jewelry.
  12. Store spices underneath your kitchen cabinets, or inside doors.
  13. Make a magnetized mail holder for important papers and bills.
  14. Turn old tins and cans into office supply and craft storage.
  15. Corral all your straight pins into a magnetized dish. No pin cushion needed!
  16. Keep trash bags in place by folding them over the top of a metal can, then put magnets on top.
  17. Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer to hold nails.
  18. Find wall studs without the need for a stud finder.
  19. Attach a magnetic sheet to the bottom of a Swiffer mop to find small metal objects on the floor before you vacuum.
  20. Make tie backs for your curtains.
  21. Create a cork command center for your kitchen fridge.
  22. Glue a magnet inside a desk drawer to organizer paper clips.
  23. Store a flashlight right on your circuit breaker box so you can see when the lights go out.
  24. Hold curtains in place on the rod.
  25. Stick a pen on the fridge, along with a notepad, for grocery lists.
  26. Make some wooden toaster tongs, or glue a magnet to store bought ones, and attach to the side of your metal toaster.
  27. Make or buy a perpetual calendar to keep you and family members on the same page.
  28. Create this magnetic bookmark and pen holder.
  29. Magnetize cutting boards and store them underneath your kitchen cabinets.
  30. Add a magnet to any kitchen towel and hang it from any metal surface.

Where else do you use magnets at home?

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