6 Ways Magnetic Storage Could Save Your Organizing Life

published Feb 8, 2016
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Of course I know how magnets work (ok, I kind of know how magnets work), but somehow they still seem a little bit like magic: these wonderful surfaces that things mysteriously stick to, seemingly in defiance of the law of gravity. Turns out this magic is something you can put to work in your home — and in all kinds of ways you might not have imagined. Here are some of our favorites.

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This set of 24 magnetic spice jars ($140 from Etsy shop Gneiss Spice, spices included) could be a real boon in a small kitchen.

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A magnetic strip mounted on the inside of a drawer or cabinet door is the perfect spot to corral bobby pins, nail clippers or any other tiny metal tools floating around your bathroom. Get this one on Amazon for $13.

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A magnetic knife rack, as seen in Mariana & Mark’s Artistic Melbourne Home, is a great way to organize your knives while also saving drawer space.

The blogger from Keeping Up with the Souths used a magnetic knife rack to organize her son’s toy car collection.

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In this example from The Cavender Diary, magnetic knife racks hold painting supplies and tools in the garage. Bonus points for the use of the soup cans.

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Here’s one final idea from The Family Handyman — a magnet, stuck to a metal bracket on the inside of a cabinet, is perfect for keeping track of small pieces, like drill bits, that might otherwise get lost.