Fly Hack: The Quicker Picker Upper

The Lazy way to pick up hooks

telescopic magnet hook retrieval
Telescopic Magnet
This is a quick and easy addition to our "Fly Hack" series. As is often the case when I'm coolly but slyly cruising through the local craft stores, I found this little gem in some miscellaneous section of the store and immediately had visions of recovering hoards of lost hooks that had gone under my tying table in and amongst all the stuff I can't reach (very easily) down there.

I think it cost something like 4 bucks and the magnet is actually strong enough to pick up a lot of hooks at once and even some bigger metallic junk, if you're so inclined.

The nice thing about this tool is that it's telescopic, so you don't have to get down on all fours to search for your dropped hooks. Just extend it out, sit there comfortably in your chair and run a sweeping search grid across your floor until you hear the tell-tale "click" of the hook being picked up.

So next time you're at the local craft or hardware store, be on the lookout for this little gem and say goodbye to "hooky" socks once and for all.

telescopic magnet hook retrieval
Lost Hook Retrieval 2.0