Different Ways To Use A Magnetic Knife Holder

Different Ways To Use A Magnetic Knife Holder

Magnetic knife holders are a great way to keep your knives at the ready, sure, but they’re also useful for keeping other household items organised and easy to grab. (That is, provided they’re a good amount of metal in them, such as drill bits or paperclips.) Below, other strategies for putting a magnetic knife strip to use in your bathroom, office, workshop and kitchen.

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  • Office supplies: Hang your scissors and gather spare paperclips and binder clips.
  • Paint brushes: Especially useful if you have freshly-washed brushes that you need to dry.
  • Toolkit: Keep your drill bits, pliers and saw in an easy-to-see display.
  • Under cabinet or counter storage: For corralling things such as keys and spice jars with metallic lids.
  • Makeup brushes: Easy to grab which one you need. Also useful for drying your brushes in the shape they should be in (make sure to hang with brush end pointing down). Of course, this only works if your brushes have enough metal on them, although you could always glue on a small magnet or attach something metallic to the handle.
  • Bathroom odds and ends: Keep your counters clear of bobby pins, hair clips and nail clippers.
  • Large kitchen utensils: Ladles and other serving utensils no longer have to awkwardly take up room in a drawer.
  • Store pot lids and food processor blades: Your cabinets will be neater and you won’t have to search to find the right lid or risk cutting yourself on a stray food processor blade.


  • Any tips for putting these in a rental? They need to be fixed pretty securely, otherwise… knives everywhere…

  • use as a plot device in a thriller, in Night Watch (about 1974) starring Elizabeth Taylor, the protagonist storms off into the empty house next door and the camera pans over the magnetic knife holder … with a missing blade… (dramatic music)

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