Clever uses for magnets

Magnets are a household staple, but they’re for so much more than hanging photos on your fridge.

There are dozens of clever ways you can use magnets around the home to stay clean and organised. Here’s a few of our favourites:

Hold a bin bag

Bin bags are notoriously difficult to keep secure, and this simple trick can make life a lot easier. Use a magnet to secure the bin bag to the side of the bin if it’s made of metal. Alternatively, you can use two magnets, one on the inside and outside of the bin edge to secure it in place.

Keep a door in place

If you have a door that always seems to pop open, you can secure a piece of strip magnet to the doorway and edge of the door to help it stay firmly closed.

Make cups accessible

If you have grandchildren staying, this simple trick is useful for making sure they don’t go through too many drinking cups in a day. Glue a magnet to the outside of a plastic mug then place it on the fridge. That way they have access to a cup if they want a glass of water or juice throughout the day and won’t need to use a new one each time.

Hang a spice rack

Clear room in your kitchen cupboards by hanging your spice rack using magnets. Purchase a magnetic board or make your own using magnetic strips, then decant spices into magnetic spice tins or secure a magnet to your existing spice racks. It frees up space in your cupboard and also means the spices you want are organised and always to hand.

Organise kirby grips and tweezers

Similar to a hanging spice rack, a magnet strip in the bathroom can help keep your things organised. Particularly if you often find kirby grips dotted around the home, a magnetic strip can help keep them all in one place, along with nail clippers, tweezers and nail files, too.

Do you know any clever uses for magnets? Share your ideas in the comments below! 

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