Winter Magnet Hacks

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It’s that time of year again—snow is falling, temperatures are dropping, and it’s time to start preparing for the long, cold winter months. Fortunately, magnets can be used to make some of the most unpleasant inconveniences of winter a little more bearable. In this blog, we’re sharing four of our favorite winter magnet hacks.

Clean Up Clutter with Hook Magnets

Winter demands that we bundle up in more layers of clothing. Oftentimes, that clothing winds up haphazardly scattered around the house, creating a huge mess. Fortunately, there’s a solution. By mounting hook magnets on the wall near the entrance of your home or garage, you can have a one-stop drop station for hanging up hats, scarves, gloves, and even the heaviest winter coats. You can also use easy to install, heavy-duty magnetic hooks for organizing your garage. You may not want to have to shovel your driveway, but at least magnetic hooks will give you a place to hang your snow shovel once you’re done. 

Keep Winter Gear in Place with Small, Powerful Magnets

There’s nothing worse than carefully bundling up in cold-weather gear, only to have it start dislodging and falling out of place as soon as you step out the front door. Fortunately, magnets can help. Two small, powerful magnets will be able attract through layers of thick fabric and pinch that fabric in place. You will no longer be frustrated by your scarf unraveling, and even better, you can be assured that the magnets will not damage your clothing the way that pins do.

DIY Car Cover with Rubber Coated Neodymium Magnets

Tired of scraping your car in the morning? All you need is some heavy-duty fabric and some rubber coated neodymium disc magnets. Lay the fabric across your car’s windshield, then pin it in place with the magnets. The next morning, you will only have to spend a few seconds removing the magnets and rolling up the fabric cover—much better than spending 30 minutes scraping ice in the cold!

Keep Curtains Closed with Tiny, Efficient Disc Magnets

Maybe you bought insulating curtains to try and keep your house warmer, but you’re discovering that cold air still manages to seep through the cracks in the curtains. No need to worry—simply pinch the curtains together in the center where the gap is, then line up and place tiny neodymium magnets along the edges to effectively close the gap and keep it closed.

Tip: Use a small magnet or a stud finder to discover where the studs in your walls surrounding your windows are. You may find that the walls around your windowpanes have many places where a magnet will attract to! If this is the case, you can place a small neodymium magnet over your curtain to hold it tightly against the wall, sealing the outer edge of the curtains and creating a further line of resistance against bitterly cold air.

Magnets for Winter and More

Do you have a favorite magnet hack for winter weather? Do you have an idea or a question about how magnets can make your life easier? We’d love to hear it. Contact with your questions any time.