I am in the process of reorganizing my office. I miss the blue walls of my old office, so painting is in order. I also am going to change the background of the videos I do, as well as create more display space on the wall.
One think I hope the reorganization will do is create some more storage space. My Carney wall displays do great in both the display and storage department, but even then I find my desk is always covered in cars, waiting to be photographed or put away. It is a constant shift of cars from one surface to the next.
My wife is an organization guru, and my desk full of cars drives her batty. For awhile now she has admonished me to use the walls to help keep my desk clear. I was constantly getting links from her showing me shelving options.
That changed a few weeks ago. A new diecast storage company, ToyCarMag, approached me about becoming a Lamley Partner/Sponsor, and showed me their new product. Initially I thought it was, well, cute. Until I showed it to my wife. She was all over it. She instantly vanished and reemerged with a metal message board and was looking at places to hang it.
Our solution had been found. Instead of storing cars temporarily on my desk or a shelf, I would attache them to the wall. Yes, the wall. That is because ToyCarMag turns 1:64 diecast cars into magnets.
Yep, magnets. It is pretty ingenious. The magnet is attached to two rubber bands that wrap around the wheels of a car. And boom, it's a magnet.
Once my wall is painted, my metal boards are going up, and the cars with them. It honestly will be a huge help, even without the fun factor. And my wife is happy. Bonus.
I am excited to have ToyCarMag as the latest Lamley Partner, joining the current crop of Partners that in my view are great contributors to our hobby. I would surely get a pack or two and try it out: