Magnetic Hacks to Help Organize Your Home

 In Magnets

As far as organizational tools go, magnets are often overlooked. But magnets are inexpensive, effective and easy to attach to things, making them great options for organizing and storing. Some of them even come with an adhesive backing, just waiting to be stuck to a surface to help you hold something in place. Best of all, magnets allow you to take advantage of underutilized vertical surfaces in your home.

Here are a few of our favorite magnetic hacks to help you keep your home more organized.

Knives and Kitchen Utensils

A popular use for magnetic strips is holding kitchen knives and utensils. Magnetic knife bars are great for small kitchens where you don’t have a lot of counter space but still want to keep everything within reach. Plus, they can add some visual appeal to an otherwise bare kitchen wall.


Another great use for magnets is organizing tools. You can use magnets to hold anything from pliers and wrenches to scissors and tape measures. Sheet metal or strips of galvanized flashing can be a great way to keep your workbench in order or a magnetic strip under a shelf in the kitchen or in a hall closet can keep a few basic tools handy for quick fixes around the house.


A magnetic strip in the entryway is great for keys and other important notes and reminders you don’t want to forget.


Save space and get organized by attaching magnets to the back of your makeup containers. Then stick them to a magnetic board or even a baking sheet and hang it on the wall or the side of a storage cabinet for easy access to your makeup.

Hair Pins

Wrangle all those loose bobby pins and barrettes with a magnetic strip placed on the inside of a bathroom draw or cabinet. It’s a great way to keep track of any small metal bathroom toiletry like tweezers and nail clippers as well.


Attach a magnet to the side of a small flashlight and stick the flashlight to your fuse box and the next time you need to reset a fuse, you won’t be left in the dark.

Trash Can Liner

Keep your trash can liner from slipping with magnets. Add a few magnets around the top of the can to hold the trash bag in place for metal trash cans. For other materials, try sandwiching the liner and trash can between a few pairs of magnets. The strength of the magnet needed will depend on the material and thickness of your trash can.


If you thought magnets were just for your fridge, think again. Magnets can be great for organizing and storing things all around your home. If you were inspired to get organized by any of these magnetic hacks and are interested in purchasing any of our magnets, shop our online magnet store, give us a call at 763-540-9497 or send us a message. We’d be happy to help you find the right magnet for your project.


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