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Nov 022016

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As a busy mom of two young kids, getting everyone ready in the mornings can sometimes be stressful. Between preparing lunches and getting the kids dressed, mornings can definitely get pretty hectic around here. However, to help make my mornings run more smoothly, I decided to organize some of my personal care products using a DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer. It is an easy way to keep some of my essentials readily available. Between my magnetic strip organizer and my NEW Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Sonic Electric Toothbrush from Target, getting ready in the morning is totally fun again! This toothbrush comes with a handy dandy app that lets me track my oral care goals, as well as monitor my brushing effectiveness.

When the toddler is throwing a tantrum in the mornings, the last thing I want to do is start fumbling for a bobby pin. That’s why I love these magnetic strip organizers. They keep my personal care essentials (bobby pins, nail file, tweezers, etc.) easily accessible and in plain sight, giving me the opportunity to quell those tantrums before they get too far!

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Here’s what you’ll need to get started with this project:

  • magnetic sheets
  • decorative duct tape
  • scissors
  • utility knife
  • double-sided mounting tape

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Start by cutting long strips out of the magnetic sheet. I made two sheets that were each about 1″x8″.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Place a piece of the duct tape on the magnetic strip, allowing the duct tape to overhang on all sides of the magnetic strip.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Flip the magnetic strip over and use the utility knife to trim away the excess duct tape on all four sides.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

I actually made two of these magnetic strips. One will hold my bobby pins, while the other will hold a variety of other items.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Grab a piece of mounting tape and adhere it to the back of the magnetic strip.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Place two pieces of mounting tape on each magnetic strip and adhere it to the wall.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

Now, it’s time to add little metal objects to our magnetic organizer strips. I added some bobby pins, nail file, tweezers, and more! Isn’t this such a useful addition to the bathroom? Keep in mind that you can personalize this project with your choice of duct tape, length of magnetic strip, etc.
DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer

These magnetic strips definitely streamline my mornings in terms of getting myself ready to leave the house. Speaking of smooth mornings, the NEW Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush from Target is now part of my daily oral care routine. This innovative brush removes up to 10x more plaque and promotes healthier gums in just 2 weeks!
With the NEW Philips Sonicare FlexCare Connected toothbrush, I actually look forward to brushing my teeth, since it’s so much fun. This set comes with two different brush heads, a carrying case and a charging station.
There are so many neat features to this brush. The different modes (Clean, White, and Deep Clean) let you fine-tune your brushing experience to your specific needs. One of my favorite features of the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Connected toothbrush is the personalized, real-time feedback provided via the Philips Sonicare app. This app will let you know if you missed any areas while brushing and whether you’re applying too much pressure or using too much motion. With this brush, proper oral health is no longer a guessing game! With this brush and this app, you can be confident that you have cleaned your teeth properly!
I downloaded the Sonicare app onto my smartphone, which helps to improve my brushing technique and allows me track my brushing progress. Here’s a fun chart of one of my recent brushing experiences. Did you know you could set & monitor daily goals (whiter teeth, fresher breath, healthier gums) with personalized training and alerts along the way? You could even focus on specific issues noted by your dentist (accumulation of plaque, for example).
With this innovative and revolutionary toothbrush, I have achieved my healthiest, brightest smile ever!
Speaking of oral health, I have always been committed to taking care of my teeth. Here are some simple ways that I keep my teeth in top shape!

  • Brush Teeth: Make sure to brush teeth twice per day. With the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush, brushing doesn’t feel like a chore – it’s actually fun!
  • Floss: Floss every day to remove the food particles that brushing may have missed.
  • Avoid Candies: Try to steer clear of those chewy, sugary candies. They tend to settle on the teeth and create cavities over time.
  • Visit Dentist: Twice per year, visit the dentist for a complete check-up and professional cleaning. Also, visit the dentist whenever you have tooth/gum pain.
  • Limit tea/coffee: Try to drink tea & coffee in moderation, as they can stain tooth enamel over time.

Look for the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush in the toothbrush aisle of your local Target store and experience a whole new way to brush your teeth!
Now, learn more about the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected Toothbrush and tell me: Have you ever tried a connected toothbrush? What is your best tip for taking care of your teeth?

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22 Responses to “DIY Magnetic Strip Organizer”

  1. I’m loving this DIY Magnetic strip organizer. I so need this for my kids. We are also pro electric toothbrushes. My son has braces and doesn’t always do as good of a job so this helps.

  2. Those magnetic strips would certainly come in handy in my bathroom. I’m forever losing bobby pins and tweezers.

  3. I need this! I have had a lot of teeth problems over the last few years and this one would help with that! I LOVE that app!

  4. I absolutely love that! No more digging through my drawer for five minutes to find my nail file and other accessories. Yay!

  5. That magnetic strip organizer is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing how to do it yourself. Going to have to try this.

  6. What a cute way to get organized, super unique too! I love it and think it will help me keep things from getting lost!

  7. Brilliant idea of the magnetic strip for bobby pins – those things always seem to go missing around here!

  8. YES!! I need to make one of these NOW! Such a great idea!

  9. Ah, now that is really ingenious. I would have never thought of that. I love that it is simple yet elegant.

  10. This is such a great idea. I would have never thought of it myself.

  11. I love DIY’s Thanks for the step by step..makes a lot more easy 😉

  12. I actually never thought of doign this – my counter is so cluttered – great idea thanks so much 🙂

  13. How cool is this! I need one of these in my bathroom.

  14. What a good diy organizer! I should try these. thanks for the ideas

  15. What a beautiful idea! This is something I would love to do for our bathroom, thanks!

  16. I so need to make one of these for my kitchen. I have too many knives for my drawer and this would be perfect!

  17. I’m thinking this will work in my bathroom too. Thanks for the great idea. I’m going to use it very quickly.

  18. Well isn’t that a really clever idea. That would be so perfect in our bathroom too. I’ve got to do this.

  19. That is an awesome idea. I am always loosing my bobby pins and barrettes so this would be perfect in my bathroom.

  20. This is a cute idea.. love doing DIY project! Thanks for sharing

  21. I love how you put the decorative tape over the magnetic strip. Great idea. I may have to do this as well. 🙂

  22. Woow nice work and inovative idea of the magnetic strip !

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