Seven Different Ways to Use a Magnetic Strip

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Everyone knows you can hang knives from a magnetic strip, but did you know there are so many more ideas??
I found these strips at Harbor Freight for $3.99 so I grabbed a bunch.
Messy tools? Yeah, I can never find the pliers that's I'm looking for. Hang a magnetic strip in your garage to make tool organization easy.
Lots of scissors? Hang a magnetic strip in your craft room and organize your scissors so you can easily find the pair you're looking for.
Lots of paint brushes? Hang a magnetic strip near your paint supplies so you'll always have the correct size brush.
After you clean your brush, you can hang it right onto the strip.
Hanging a magnetic strip where everyone will see it?
Use washi tape to make it pretty!
Messy necklaces? Get organized by hanging your favorites on the magnetic strip.
Junk drawer a mess? Clip the important things together using binder clips and hang from a magnetic strip.
Looking for certain spice and when you move one, they all fall out of the cupboard?
Use E6000 glue - put a little drop onto the top of each spice lid.
Add little magnets and allow to dry.
Screw a magnetic strip to the underside of your cabinet and hang your spices. Because the containers are small, you can't even see them hanging up!
Not enough room in your fridge?
Stick heavy duty double-sided tape to the back of a magnetic strip.
Wipe any condensation off of the shelf.
Remove the plastic covering from the double-sided tape and stick the magnetic strip to the underside of the shelf.
Hang your bottles, leaving a lot of space below.
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2 questions
  • Debbie Thomas
    on Jul 16, 2017

    Love most if these ideas and have several strips at use in my workshop. Curious about the necklace hanging though-- most jewelry is not made of magnetic metal, so how are these hung?
    • Norris720
      on Jul 16, 2017

       Debbie Thomas - then use metal clips to clasp on to the jewelry and then mount onto the magnetic strip. (Dollor store item)
    • Nadine Hartman Bourne
      on Jul 16, 2017

      or magnetic hooks I have those on my fridge for pot holders.

    • Kate
      on Jul 17, 2017

      looks like she may have used nails that hit the magnet and then are long enough for the jewelry to hang from.
    • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
      on Jun 23, 2018

      Costume jewlery can be magnetic

    • Debby Dale
      on Jun 24, 2018

      Precious metals are not magnetic, however most costume jewelry is made with magnetic alloys.

    • Anne-Marie Feikema
      on Jul 1, 2018

      Use large paper clips and open them

    • Alicia W
      on Jul 1, 2018

      Hi Debbie. It’s costume jewelry so it is magnetic. No precious metal there.

    • Squishybrain
      on Apr 12, 2019

      Those look like the neodymium magnets that are available at Harbor Freight. I suspect that using magnets would be overkill though. Probably would work just as well if you use a washer glued to the lid. At least this would work with the size of plastic spice containers that are pictured. It might be wise to use neodymium magnets for larger, glass jars. Just make sure you glue the magnet on with the proper polarity so it will be attracted to the tool holder and not repelled.

  • Sherry Bechtel
    on Nov 18, 2018

    Love the spices under the cabinet idea. Did you get the small magnets at Harbor Freight also?

    • Squishybrain
      on Apr 12, 2019

      Those look like the neodymium magnets that are available at Harbor Freight. I suspect that using magnets would be overkill though. Probably would work just as well if you use a washer glued to the lid. At least this would work with the size of plastic spice containers that are pictured. It might be wise to use neodymium magnets for larger, glass jars. Just make sure you glue the magnet on with the proper polarity so it will be attracted to the tool holder and not repelled.

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  • Margie Holbrook
    on Oct 24, 2019

    Love your ideas! One suggestion- hang the brushes upside down to help the bristles maintain their shape♥️

  • Blake
    on Jan 28, 2020

    Would be great for drying your makeup brushes upside down 😎

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