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5 Ways to Use Magnets at Home

These tiny wonders aren't just for leaving messages and posting souvenirs


There are tons of items at home that we can use to keep the space organized. Aside from hooks, magnets are little wonders that we often use to stick notes or photographs. However, aside from decorative purposes, these must-haves can also help us maximize the space that we have by keeping clutter at bay.

From storing crafts to holding accessories, here are six ingenious ways to use them at home. 

Main photos from Apartment Therapy and Martha Stewart.

For beauty products

Keep your vanity spic-and-span by organizing your cosmetics and other essentials. To do this, prepare a plain white board and a couple of magnets. Lean the board against the wall. You may choose to leave it as is or you may decorate it with colorful paper or washi tape.

Once done, work on the cosmetics. Attach magnets at the back of each using a glue gun or any strong adhesive. Make sure that each magnet is secure before placing each item carefully on the board. 

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For jewelry and accessories

Always having a hard time locating your earrings and bracelets? Keep your small accessories organized by displaying them on a metal tray with magnets. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

RL Tip: Turn your tray into an instant home accent by decorating it with colorful fabric.

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For art materials and crafts

Now that another school year is about to start, keep your kids' crayons, pencils, and other school supplies organized using hanging containers. Feel free to experiment with the containers! You can work with recycled cans or metal boxes. Click here to learn more.

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For prints and accents

Display interesting prints and artworks at home using a magnetic frame that you crafted on your own. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

For your keys

Don't misplace your car keys ever again. Place a magnet board above the console table by your entryway so you can have a place where you can leave and get your keys.

Click here for the step-by-step guide. 

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