I have a magnetic knife rack in my kitchen and I love it. It's a fairly simple concept: mount that thing to the wall, and then anything metallic will stick to it. It feels sort of magical, honestly. And it turns out that magnetic knife racks are good for more than just knives: you can use them to organize and store all kinds of things around the house. Here's a whole slew of ways people have used magnetic knife racks to make organizing easy.
Above: A magnetic knife rack is a great way to keep track of smaller items inside a big cabinet, as seen on Design Sponge.
The folks from Chris Loves Julia used a knife rack mounted to the underside of a kitchen cabinet to hold jars of oft-used spices.
Here's a clever idea from IKEA: mount a magnetic knife rack (or two) next to the door to hold keys.
Magnetic knife strips are great for corralling bobby pins and other little metal doodads that live in the bathroom. Image from IKEA.
Abby from Just A Girl And Her Blog used a few knife racks to hold her son's toy car collection.
In this garage space from Houzz, a row of magnetic knife racks holds brushes and tools.
Whether you're a scrapbooker or avid crafter or just a person who owns a whole lot of scissors, a magnetic knife rack will keep them organized and within easy reach, as seen on Yahoo Makers.
The folks at Achieving Creative Order mounted a knife rack to the side of their utility sink to hold paintbrushes while they dry. Now that's smart.