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If you have a home office, chances are you have paper clips. To prevent them from becoming a mess, place a magnet in your desk drawer and stick the clips to the magnet. (This also works with bobby pins.)
Corral Paper Clips
If you have a drafty sliding door at home, keep it closed with magnets. Superglue one small magnet on the door , and attach a second one to the frame.
Keep a Sliding Door Shut
If you’re short on drawer space, put your aluminum foil and plastic wrap on the side of the fridge for easy access. Hot glue a small magnet inside the boxes. The magnet will stick to the fridge, keeping the boxes in place.
Organize FOIL and Plastic Wrap
When you’re hanging a framed photo or mirror, it’s important to find a wall stud before you grab your nail and hammer. You can do this really easily with a magnet and some painter’s tape--just attach a magnet to one end of a strip of tape, and move the strip around the wall until you locate one of the metal wall studs.
Find a Stud in the Wall
If you do drop your ring down the drain, don’t panic. Crawl under your sink and detach the pipe to your sink only. Then, move the magnet along the pipe trap until you hear a metallic clink. The magnet has found your ring! Then, slowly draw your magnet to the top of the pipe and grab your ring.
Retrieve a Ring
Dead batteries can often be a pain to remove. To make life easier, use a magnet to attract the metal battery out of its tight grip. Hold a strong magnet at one end of the battery and slowly lift up. The battery should loosen enough for you to easily grab it.
Place magnets on the inside of the lid and the lip so that the top will stay put. This way when you shut the lid, even if it’s on a spring, it’ll close. You can also use magnets to hold the edges of the trash bag to the outside of a metal trash can.
Keep The Trash Can Closed
Keep your cumin and coriander organized by placing magnets on the bottom of your spice containers. Attach them to a sheet of steel on your kitchen wall, a metal backsplash, or your refrigerator. No more sifting through a cluttered cabinet!
Install a strong magnetic strip along your kitchen backsplash for easy access to your kitchen knives. It’s important to use a strong magnet, otherwise you might have sharp knives slipping around in your kitchen. (Which is not at all safe.)
Next time you paint a surface with chalkboard paint, coat it with magnetic primer first. Follow it up with chalkboard paint, and your surface will double as a magnet board! However, keep in mind magnetic primer isn’t as strong as most magnetized surfaces, so you’ll likely need two to three coats of the primer for your project.
Magnetize Chalkboard Paint