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6 Household Uses for Magnets That You Never Thought Of

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Magnets have a plethora of uses that you would never imagine. To kick off our Discount Magnet blog, we’re going to provide you with a few household uses for magnets other than just using them for hanging items on your refrigerator. We hope that you find some of these useful!

Magnet Stud Finder

While stud finders are capable of discovering thicker objects behind a wall, you’re generally unable to tell what kind of material the structure is made out of – wood or metal. The last thing that you want to do is send a nail into a metal stud, especially if there is electrical wiring running through it. Dragging a magnet along the wall that you’re about to hammer into will help you figure out if you’re going to hammer into wood or metal by providing slight drag as you’re gliding it across the surface. Using a magnet in combination with a stud finder is very effective.

Magnetic Paint

We’re betting you’ve never heard of magnetic paint before. Magnetic paint is just like regular paint, but it has tiny particles of iron dust mixed in which creates the magnetic surface for magnets to stick to. If you’ve got children and a playroom, consider painting a section of one of the walls with magnetic paint for added fun. Magnetic paint can also be great on an office wall for hanging up important papers and documents without doing any damage to the drywall.

Under-Cabinet Storage

By sticking a magnetic strip on the underside of your cabinets, you can suspend regularly used items in neat and unique way. If you have strong enough magnets, you can even hang up your cutlery for easy access and to keep them out of reach from children.

Removal of Small Batteries

Ever get frustrated while trying to remove small batteries from a tight compartment? A decently powerful magnet can make this a breeze and save you some frustration. Rather than slamming your television remote against the table to knock the batteries out and risking breaking it, grab a magnet and gently extract the batteries one by one. This will save you some time and frustration. Give it a try.

Keep Car Locks from Freezing

If you live in a colder climate, you may oftentimes find that your car door locks freeze and your door will not open. You can avert this from happening by simply sticking a magnet over the keyhole on your car door. This will keep the moisture out and keep the lock from freezing.

Seal a Vent

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably tried to decrease your heating and cooling bill by blocking off the vents in rooms that aren’t being used. A great way to accomplish this is by using magnetic sheets from Discount Magnet cut to fit the opening of your vent.  We always recommend testing the vents with similar flexible magnets before ordering the sheets.

These are just a few of the many uses for magnets and magnetic products.  Check out our full line up of magnetic products including magnetic sheetsmagnetic strips, plain magnetic sheets and rolls, magnetic sheets rolls, and more. Contact us with any questions that you have!