After my 14 month old son managed to open a case of eyelets & brads, I found that a baby proofing magnet did a good job of helping to clean up. I simply waved the magnet over the brads/eyelets and most of them would get picked up. From there I dropped them all into a sorting bowl for further work. Some won't be picked up, but was really helpful get a bulk of them off the floor! I keep the magnet (any more powerful one will do) in my eyelet/brad case in case there's an accident while I'm @ a crop.