I think that as far as storage solutions go, magnets are pretty underrated. Magnets are cheap, effective, and easy to attach to things. (You don’t even need to use special adhesive magnets – I just use my trusty hot glue gun!) But the really great thing about magnets is that you can use them to store things on a vertical surface. And your home is full of vertical surfaces that are just waiting to be used for extra storage, like your walls, doors, cupboard doors, and more!
So today I wanted to show you some great storage and organization ideas using magnets that I’ve come across over the years. I’ve gathered 10 different magnetic solutions that you can use around your house to add useful storage and get more organized. I hope you’ll end up feeling as “attracted” to these ideas as I am! (I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist throwing in at least one magnet pun!)
10 Ways To Organize With Magnets
Stick magnets to the backs of your spice containers. You can keep them on the side of your fridge, or on the inside of a cupboard. Not only does it make your spices easy to identify while you’re cooking, but it also makes it easy to see when you’re running out of something.
Hang a magnetic knife bar in your kitchen to store your knifes and other metal kitchen tools. They keep everything handy, and it also adds visual interest to your kitchen walls.
Another great place to hang a magnetic bar is in the garage! A magnetic storage bar is a great place to hang screwdrivers, wrenches, scissors, and other small tools that you tend to use frequently.
Hang up a magnetic bar in the playroom for toy cars, and other magnetic toys. Again, it will help keep things organized and it will look great on the wall, too!
A magnetic knife bar would work great in an entryway, too. Hang your keys from it so you always know where they are!
If you have little kids around the house, you probably also have a lot of cups around the house! When my kids were younger, they used to use a new cup every time they wanted a drink, and it drove me crazy! If I could turn back time, I would definitely use magnets to solve the problem!
Just hot glue a magnet to the side of a child’s cup, then stick the cup to the fridge. When your child wants a drink, they’ll be able to grab their cup from the fridge instead of using yet another clean cup!
I like the portability of my makeup bag, but I definitely don’t love when I have to dig through it to find what I’m looking for. But I recently stumbled onto a great idea for using magnets to organize your makeup! Just glue magnets onto the back of each of the makeup items you use regularly, and stick them to a metal or magnetic board in your bathroom. Your makeup has never been more accessible!
Put a magnet on the side of a small flashlight, and stick the flashlight to your fuse box. That way you’ll always be prepared if you find yourself in the dark and needing to reset a fuse!
Create an easy display for artwork and printables on your fridge with just a couple of magnets! Take a page protector or sheet protector and glue a couple of magnets to the back of it. Slide in a picture or printable and stick it right to your fridge.
10. Bobby Pins
Stick a magnetic strip to the inside of a drawer or cupboard in your bathroom to keep track of all your bobby pins. They stick nicely to the magnetic tape, and they’re harder to lose when they’re not sliding around in a drawer somewhere!
Bonus Magnet Crafts!
Make your own magnet board using supplies from the dollar store. Follow the link below for full instructions!
This idea comes from a post I wrote many years ago, so forgive me for the low-quality photos! But the idea is still a good one, so follow the link below to check it out.
Related: DIY Clothespin Magnets