No more pulling my hair out looking for bobby pins!
I can’t remember where I saw this tip (I’m thinking it was on the Better Homes and Gardens site, but don’t quote me on that), but it’s been in the back of my mind for about a month, just simmering … just waiting for that moment when I’d be wandering the aisles at Michael’s and I’d find the magnetic strip I needed. That moment came a few days ago. I was actually there to buy Fimo or Sculpty so I could make my own buttons (have you SEEN the price of big buttons lately? No way.), and I did buy what I needed for that … stay tuned for a future post … but as I turned a corner, there it was, just hanging there looking at me. Aleene’s magnetic strip. Here’s what it looks like after you’ve paid the $1.69, driven home, and cut enough for your medicine cupboard and your daughter’s. I still have enough for my daughter-in-law’s cupboard. Brittney, are you interested?
Just cut a strip long enough to fit across the width of the inside of your medicine cabinet cupboard door, peel off the white backing, bend it a little to get rid of the curve it got from hanging so long waiting for you to come get it, and press onto the cupboard door. Now go round up all your bobby pins.
I had thought this might be the perfect solution for the dish of earrings on my bathroom counter, but only a few of those would actually stick to the magnet. But I’m thinking this would work great for paperclips and other stickable office supplies.
Short and sweet today … I need to spend the rest of the day writing. Happy organizing! 🙂