Make Garage Magic With Magnets: 6 Super-Easy Ways to Corral the Clutter

Stop searching for that flathead screwdriver.

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Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Loch & Key Productions

Photo By: Loch & Key Productions

Clutter Under Control

Why is it so difficult to keep a clean, clutter-free garage? Between shoes, toys and tools, it can be almost impossible to find that one thing when you need it. We have an incredibly simple solution that will give everything a designated spot. For good.

Upcycle Gum Canisters

Once you've chewed that last piece of gum, hold onto the plastic canister. Remove the label and give the inside a quick wipe.

Upcycle Gum Canisters

Using a hot glue gun, attach a metal washer to the bottom of the canister. (The washer should be slightly smaller than the bottom of the container.)

Upcycle Gum Canisters

Once the washers are added, allow the canisters to dry for a few minutes.

Upcycle Gum Canisters

Use these savvy canisters to store small items like nails, washers, drill bits and more.

Upcycle Gum Canisters

Attach a magnetic strip underneath the top shelf of a metal garage organizer. Store your canisters upside down, with the washer attached to the magnetic strip.

New Take on Tin Cans

Remove the label and residue from your tin can, then give it a thorough wash. Using a soft-bristle paintbrush, add a coat (or two) of acrylic paint in your desired color. Let dry.

New Take on Tin Cans

Attach a ceramic magnet to the side of your tin can using a hot glue gun. Let dry for a few minutes.

New Take on Tin Cans

Attach your magnetized cans to the rails of a metal garage shelf, and use them to corral small tools, flashlights, paintbrushes and more.

Spice Jars to the Rescue

Empty spice jars with magnetic backs are perfect for containing any additional small items. The clear front makes it easy to see what's stored inside.

Spice Jars to the Rescue

Attach a magnetic strip to the front of your garage shelf, then line up your spice jars.

On Display

Attach additional magnetic strips along the front of the remaining shelves. Make often-used tools, like screwdrivers and pliers, easy to grab when you need them.

In Plain View

Line up your drill bits from smallest to largest to make finding the right size a breeze.

Grab and Go

If your paintbrushes have a metal strip on the handle, then arrange them along a magnetic strip. Just remember to store them upside down to keep the bristles in tip-top shape.

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