Practical Uses for Custom Magnets

Isn’t it difficult to keep track of the many chores and service dates that come with homeownership? We definitely think so!

The good news is that custom magnets and stickers are an excellent way to stay on top of rotating and recurring tasks at home.

Today, we’ll share our favorite practical uses for magnets and stickers around the house.

Vehicle Oil Change Reminders

When you get your vehicle’s oil changed, place one of our no-residue clear stickers on your windshield. We’ll print a custom sticker designed by you; just leave a space where you can jot down the date of service.

Despite the importance of frequent oil changes, not all oil change service centers provide this handy, visible reminder. If your local place doesn’t, we encourage you to come prepared with your own sticker.

Water Heater Service Reminders

water heater magnet and plumber

If you’re like most homeowners, you can’t recall the date you last had your water heater serviced. However, we can create a reminder magnet or sticker that works well with a whiteboard marker.

All you have to do is place it on your water heater, then jot down your most recent service date along with your service company’s contact info.

Take it a step further by having us print the phone number for your favorite repair company right on the sticker or magnet.

We hope you never have a water heater emergency, but if you do, you’ll be glad you have the number right where you need it.

HVAC Service Reminders

Depending on your home’s location and type of system, your HVAC should be serviced every 6 – 12 months. Our custom reminder magnets or stickers are a great way to ensure that you remember when you last had this work completed, or alternatively, by which date you need to schedule it next.

Simply attach it to your HVAC system, then take a glance anytime you need a reminder.

Clean and Dirty Indicators for your Dishwasher

clean dishwasher magnet

Dishwashers are used daily in most homes, but it can be tricky to determine whether it’s been run or not—especially during the whirlwind of activity that occurs during the morning routine.

The solution is a simple magnet that you’ll place on your dishwasher. Like a domino, you’ll want one half to say “Clean,” while the opposite side says “Dirty.” Flip it 180 degrees, and suddenly it’s a breeze to figure out if your favorite coffee mug is ready to use on this rushed Tuesday morning.

If you have any custom magnet or sticker ideas in mind for your own home, Blue Bee Printing is here to create them for you! No project is too large or too small. Our extensive product offerings ensure that we’ll have the perfect material for any application.

If you have questions about your custom sticker and magnet order, please reach out to us. We love working with our clients on fun and creative personalized projects.

Magnets are Everywhere!

magnets are everywhere

Magnets are something you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, but they are part of our every day events. Beyond those of us with magnets plastering our fridge holding up all our things to be remembered, magnets make tasks in our daily lives simpler. If you take the time to think about it, you realize that magnets are everywhere!

Let’s start with those magnets on your fridge. Maybe you’re a minimalist and prefer not to clutter your fridge with anything. Perhaps your fridge is your command center, so it is where you put your calendars, invitations and your magnetic dry erase meal plan board. You can also buy magnetic picture sleeves and create a collage of your friends and loved ones.

Many folks like to collect magnets from places they’ve traveled as souvenirs. Additionally, promotional magnets are one of the most common giveaways from companies and various organizations. You may have a magnet clip for holding files, or an informative magnet that tells you who to call in a power outage, or a magnetic reminder of the proper conversion of tablespoons to cups.

Beyond “fridge” decor, you can find magnets in many other places, like your car – magnetic bumper stickers are now preferred over stickers as they are easier to remove. If you have a child who is a student using a locker, there are many different types of magnetic organization and decoration supplies to use. Magnetic hooks and curtain rods can be use on metal doors. Magnets are also commonly used on a variety of cupboards and doors to provide a secure closure. Even newer mailboxes are switching over to a magnetic closure.

Magnets are also used in many scientific applications. We rely on magnets in electric generators to convert mechanical energy into electricity. Interestingly, once we get that current into our homes, we have motors that utilize magnets to convert electricity back into mechanical work. They are especially important for the electronic devices we have come to rely upon. Below is a short list of just some of the many household electronics that use magnets:

  • Ice dispenser
  • The rotating tray in a microwave
  • Fans
  • Hair dryers
  • Aquarium pumps
  • Garage door opener
  • Blenders

Magnets have also revolutionized the medical field, particularly with imaging. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines use powerful magnetic fields and allow us to see inside the body by generating radio signals. Magnets are also used in cancer treatment.  Doctors inject magnetic fluids into cancerous areas and use a strong magnet to create heat in the body. By doing this, they can target the cancer cells without damaging patients’ healthy tissues.

Any technological device that has a hard drive uses magnets. Your computer relies on magnets to spin the motor of the hard drive. Likewise, any speaker you use to listen to your favorite tunes was built utilizing some form of magnetism between a coiled wire and a permanent magnet.

Nowadays, everywhere you go, you see people wearing headphones as they make their way to work, home or to leisure activities. One of the most mind-bending facts of all is that without magnets, we would not have the internet that we use for just about everything! The internet relies on a vast network of hard drives, and as previously mentioned, hard drives employ magnets. We need these hard drives to store the vast array of information that is available online. You are reading this article because of a web of hard drives that hold the information online together.

Our modern world is made possible by magnets. Without us even giving them much thought, magnets are quietly making things happen for us all day long.