10 Creative Uses for Magnets that will Make Your Life Easier

10 Creative Uses for Magnets that will Make Your Life Easier

Today we will explore 10 creative uses for magnets that can make your everyday life easier. At Blue Bee Printing, we have many custom options for magnets and we can customize them to fit your needs. Some of the options available to you are: die cut magnets, round magnets, oval magnets, rounded corner magnets, square magnets, rectangle magnets, and magnets sheets. Blue Bee Printing can also help customers turn photographs into customized magnets. Whether you plan to use magnets for fun or work, we have found that there are virtually endless ways to use magnets both around the home and in the office.

Some of the ways our customers are using our custom magnets include:

  1. Providing entertainment and education for children by giving them a set of magnets that have letters and numbers on them. The various combinations of letters and numbers allow children to be creative while being eco-friendly and not using paper pads all of the time when practicing the basics. Plus, magnets can be easily stored on a magnetic surface, such as a board or fridge.
  2. Hanging up clothing in the closet, using metal hangers. This reuses metal hangers you might have acquired during a shopping trip and the magnets prevent clothing from falling off the railing in your closet.
  3. Finding metal studs in a wall. This can be very helpful if you do not have a stud finder close by or if you are helping out a friend who doesn’t own a stud finder.
  4. Showcasing photographs of projects you have either already completed or those you plan to do in the future. You can hang these photographs on a fridge or on your garage’s metal workbench. This is also a good way to show off your children’s artwork.
  5. Keeping pins and needles in a safe place for crafting (inside a non-ferrous jar). You can also use the magnet to gather up all of your pins and needles when you have finished a project and the sharp objects are scattered. This method will help ensure that you don’t miss any; especially important for those who have young children or pets.
  6. Picking up nails and screws which often end up scattered after a project. Many wives will be much happier if their spouses keep the garage or work area cleaner!
  7. Keeping an extra set of keys underneath your vehicle, secured with a magnetic box, in case you accidentally lock your keys in your vehicle.
  8. Creating a vision board by applying special magnetic paint to a surface. Once the paint is dry, you can use magnets to hold inspirational photographs, future plans, maps, and more on the vision board.
  9. Adhering steel framing squares on the outside of toolboxes. This can provide easy and quick access to allow for gluing magnets to the sides of the toolbox.
  10. Storing knives in a safe manner – create your own magnetic knife holder and stop fumbling with sharp knives in a drawer. Not only is this a safer alternative, but it will keep your knives sharper, longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Use Custom Magnets to Get Organized

Make a Magnetic Wall

 Magnetic paint is the simplest way to create a magnetic wall or area in your home. This paint can be topped with either chalkboard paint or just a simple latex color. Once you’ve got a magnetic surface in your home — whether you decide on a wall, a cupboard door, or a dresser drawer — you’re ready to get organized with custom magnets.

Here are 5 great tips to help you get started.

 Chore Magnets

Parents, create a custom chore chart by designing custom magnets for each chore. They can be color-coded according to frequency (daily, weekly, monthly), or coded with age-appropriateness or difficulty level.

Alternatively, you could create a photo magnet of your child just for them! Their chores could even be designed to match their photo design. However you decide to design the magnets, they should be the right size and shape to create columns for each person’s chore list.

Be sure to create a “Chores to Do” and “Chores We’ve Done” magnet as your column header. You can tackle chores as a family or choose to track individual rather than overall productivity.

If you have children who respond well to a little friendly competition, it can be fun to allow them to race each other to see who can complete the most chores in a week or weekend (shorter time periods are more effective for younger children).

Cooperative competition, by contrast, might take the form of a special prize (family movie night, or a trip out for ice cream) if every child completes their chore list. Older siblings can be encouraged to help the younger, and vice versa, when they are rewarded for their cooperative choices.

Perpetual Calendar

 A rewritable magnet with a one-week calendar design can be placed on the refrigerator or other magnetic surface and used to keep a weekly planner. Blank spaces at the top of the magnet can be filled in with the day of the week and month.

Calendar magnets can be designed to go over paper, as well, so that your Sunday through Saturday or 1 through 31 magnets can be used on any blank calendar sheet. These magnets will also serve to hold the paper calendar in place.

Dry Erase Board Accessories

Design and order custom magnets that serve as headers for the types of things you most commonly write on your whiteboard. Grocery lists, notes to family members or housemates, reminders, and quotes are all categories that are commonly ordered, but your experience and imagination will be the best guide for choosing and designing your magnetic headers.

Tool Labels for Tool Box Drawers

Not just for the home, custom magnets can be useful out in the garage, as well! Suitable for use on any metal tool box, magnetic tool labels are the quickest way to organize your tool box. Simply affix the tool’s name to the front of the drawer in the corresponding location; for example, if you keep your tin snips in the back left of the top drawer, place a “Tin Snips” magnetic label to the upper left of the top drawer face. Presto! You can locate your tools in a snap without having to open each drawer and look through it.

Magnetic Labels for Filing Cabinets

Similar to the method we recommend for labeling tool box drawers, magnetic labels can be used to label metal filing cabinet drawers. Useful in any office setting, even a home office, these custom magnetic labels should simply say what’s in a drawer. As part of an organized filing system, this method improves time management and adherence to organizational systems.

Bumper Sticker Magnets Custom-Made for Realtors

 

Consistent marketing and outreach are essential for the success of your real estate business; a strong, visible presence in the community sends the signal that you’re well-connected, active, and successful in your field.

However, the medium through which you connect to your community doesn’t need to be new or unconventional to be effective. Corporations, small businesses, and yes, real estate professionals have been relying on promotional magnets for decades because they are affordable, personal, and successful.

Unlike your online presence, magnets mean clients do not have to go looking for you or stumble upon your ad in order to see your face and logo repeatedly. You’ll be there, smiling and welcoming anytime they walk by their refrigerator or office white board.

Magnets are endlessly customizable, and while we encourage our clients to be as creative as possible, the following selection has been tested by time and proven to be particularly effective for realtors. They can be mailed out when you want to cast a broad net, or they can be hand-delivered for maximum personal connection.

Calendar Magnets

Calendar magnets offer a full year of advertising potential. They can be customized with your logo, photo, business information, and pair exceptionally well with holiday cards. They are useful to both businesses and private residents, and are likely to be kept somewhere where they will be seen and used daily for maximum advertising effectiveness.

Car Magnets

Car magnets are ideal for clients who rave about your services. Not only will their use advertise to anyone who sees them on the car, but they will also spark questions from friends and family members of the driver who are looking for a realtor. As a bonus, your client is more likely to become a repeat customer or recommend you to a friend when they see your smiling face daily reminding them of the outstanding work you did for them. 

Business Cards

Business card magnets are the most common form of magnetic marketing. For realtors, they can be created in a “house” shape that will remind the user who you are and what you do. The ideal size for refrigerators, lockers, or whiteboards, this magnetic advertising is functional and attractive, and will likely remain visibly in use for years to come.

Magnetic Notepads

Magnetic notepads are inexpensive, practical, and likely to lead to follow-up calls requesting replacements. Excellent for to-do lists, reminders, grocery lists, and recipe notes, these notepads will ensure that your information gets repeat views and potentially even circulation.

Magnetic notepads are available in a wide variety of designs, or they can be created with a completely customized design.

School and Sports Calendars

These practical magnetic calendars help the members of your community remember important school dates, sports schedules, and holidays. This choice tells your clients and your community that you care about them and want to personally help their year flow more smoothly. You’re sure to get calls for more of these once people see them in use, so order more than you think you might need.