Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

I come from a long line of refrigerator door decorators. Pictures, magnets and assorted homemade items have long adorned the front of our family's frig.

Soon we had little ones who have toys like these:

so we needed additional help.

An idea to keep those small magnets from playing hide and seek under your refrigerator or from completely taking over your largest "photo album," try this.

Put all the pieces on a cookie sheet like this:

When not is use, put the cookie sheet in a nearby cabinet. It's slim shape will store nicely on top of whatever nicely organized chaos you keep in your cabinets (ours goes in the "tupperware" cabinet...oh boy, there's a reason for a WFMW post, help anyone?)

The only trick might be convincing your children to put them back on the sheet each time, but practice makes perfect, or at least something relatively close.

Hope this helps someone out there. For more great ideas, visit Shannon!


Shelley said...

What a great idea! We've got both those and I'm tired of stepping on them with bare feet! Ouch!

Janelle said...

I may have to try that. We periodically put them in order and sing the alphabet to see what letters or animal parts are missing...

ttelroc said...

I've got another tip for you -- if you put the magnets on the back of the cookie sheet you can slide them off, rather than having to pick up each individual one.

Its a great tip to keep the magnets under control.

Have a great day!

Dave and Jenni said...

What a great idea! I always wondered what to do with those, since they were forever getting lost under appliances. Thanks for the tip!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

WOW! Now how come I didn't think of that... ;) AWESOME idea. LOVE it.

Wani said...

I'm going to have to implement this! We have that farm magnet toy and while its nice and all... it gets old having your fridge moo at you when you walk by! (that really happened to my mom-in-law... she wasn't too pleased!)