I have explored making a magnet To-Do list. Here is what I usually use, just a list with a very weak black magnet strip. This is one of my nicer ones, the magnet is a bit larger on the back, of course I don’t get the tiny ones. It’s still pretty weak.
What I wanted to do was make a To-Do list without a disposable magnet. Something that was strong and would also function to hold up things on the fridge. I tack everything I need on the fridge. My work calendar, my daughter’s, phone numbers, grocery list, coupons, pictures, pizza menu (only one started delivering to us last week), regular calendar, and a few more miscellaneous things. Yet my shopping list can only hold itself up. I feel that is a bit of wasted space.
Here are a few of my experiments:
This is a little clipboard I found and put 2 magnets on the back. On the side I put a strip of pretty elastic held on by little clips (picture 3) to attach a pen. The second picture shows the back. I should have only put on one magnet. It is a little difficult to pull off the fridge. Although, you can rip pages off without the list flying off, as my regular list usually does. I don’t care for it as much because the page doesn’t rip cleanly unless I take the list off the clipboard. The strong magnets keep the clipboard on the fridge during the process, but still, it’s more inconvenient than my regular disposable magnet list.
This is Acco Klix Classic Metal Paper Fasteners. They are cute little things that I’ve come to love on their own. I chose these because they can hold up to 30 papers and as few as 1. Here I have it attached to a pad of paper. As with the clipboard, the paper doesn’t rip cleanly. It struck me what this would be really good for, and perhaps the clipboard too, is holding scrap paper instead of a pad of paper. I try to be ‘green’ around the house. When I print a coupon it often is just part of the page. I don’t always have a place to stick the scrap paper. Putting them in these clips sounds like a good idea. The problem with the clip, at least for me, was the learning curve of opening it. It can be a bit difficult. You have to bend it to open it and I was afraid of breaking it.
I’m not sure what I’ll do. I may put up a few of the Klix’s to see if there is any interest. I will probably stick with what I love, my Glass Marble Magnets. Here are 2 new sets that I need to put up on Etsy.