Organize Your Makeup (or Whatever) with a Magnet Board

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When my wife shouted to me from across our apartment that I had to “come see this!”, I thought, at first, that our son must be doing something adorable.  Then she yelled “Hurry!” and I figured there was some kind of insect that needed stomping.  When I ran into the room, however, she was pointing at her laptop screen and shouting, “I need this!”

The “this” she was so excited about was a magnetic makeup organizer: a relatively simple project brought to us by the blog, Laura Thoughts.  (Neat?  Yes.  Worth dragging me away from my video game?  Well… actually, yeah, it’s a pretty cool idea.)

The basic project is simple: glue magnets to the back or bottom of various cosmetics containers and store them on a pre-made magnet board.  If you want to make it more stylish, add a frame and follow the same route as Laura, who says, “I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame.  Then I used spray adhesive to stick some fabric to the metal.”

Once the board is ready, grab your hot glue gun and attach the magnets to the cosmetics.  (You may need several magnets for heavier items.)

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Once the glue dries, you’re ready to clean up that messy basket of make-up.  The best part of this hack is that it can be easily adapted to organize anything small enough to fit on the board and light enough to stick with magnets.

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