4 Ways to Get Organized With Magnets

Why magnets are more than fridge decor.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Clean up a nail spill
Keep a strong magnet on your workbench. Next time you spill a jar of small items like nails, screws, tacks, or washers, save time and energy and let the magnet help pick them up for you.

Prevent a frozen car lock
Here’s a great way to use refrigerator magnets during the bitter cold of winter. Place them over the outside door locks of your car overnight and they will keep the locks from freezing.

Keep desk drawer neat
Are your paper clips all over the place? Place a magnet in your office desk drawer to keep the paper clips together.

Store a broom in a handy place
Why run to the hall closet every time you need to sweep the kitchen? Instead, just use a screw to attach a magnet about halfway down the broom handle. Then store the broom attached to the side of your refrigerator between the fridge and the wall, where it will remain hidden until you are ready to use it.