6 Practical Uses For Magnets

Magnets hang on the fridge in every house, holding up to-do lists, pictures, and various notes, but there are actually many more practical uses for magnets, as we'll show you here! 

1. Clean Bottles

Do you find it basically impossible and super annoying to the inside of tall bottles? Then you'll love this trick!

You'll Need:

  • 1 scouring sponge
  • several magnets

Here's How:

1.1 Cut off a piece of the scouring sponge.

1.2 Cut off half of the sponge part.

1.3 Make a slit just under the scouring part and moisten the scoring part with soapy water.

1.4 Slide the magnets inside the slit.

1.5 Push the magnet sponge into the bottle and move it around by pressing magnets against the glass from the outside and pushing it in the desired direction.

Now you'll be able to clean every nook and cranny of your bottle!

2. Hold Screws in Place

Screwing something in wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the pesky issue that drives even the most skilled craftsman crazy: the screw always slips off the screwdriver at the crucial moment. However, if you attach a small magnet to a screwdriver, the annoying problem is a thing of the past, because this hack will make sure the screw stays in place every time.

3. Play a Fun Game

Incidentally, magnets are not only practical, but also fun, at this game proves.

You'll Need:

  • 1 cardboard box 
  • hot glue
  • magnets
  • pawns

Here's How:

3.1 Cut the lid off the box.

3.2 Turn the box over and draw a maze on the bottom. Mark the start and finish with corresponding drawings.

3.3 Draw a tunnel-shaped opening on two opposite sides of the cardboard walls and cut it out so that you can slide your arm through the box.

3.4 Glue a flat magnet under each pawn and place it at the start of the maze.

3.5 Take a bigger magnet and place it on the cardboard box from below. Now the pawns can be magically moved through the maze thanks to the magnets. Cool, right?!

4. Makeshift Compass

Did you know that you can easily make a compass out of styrofoam? Cut a piece of styrofoam in the shape of an arrow, scrape out the surface in the middle so that you can insert a small magnet, and mark the ends as north and south. Place the styrofoam magnet in water and it will automatically point north.

5. Pull Out Batteries

We've all struggled with the frustration that is pulling batteries out of a device like a remote control. But you'll never have to struggle again with the help of magnets! Simply place a large stack of magnets on the battery and it will detach from the holder – so much easier than banging the thing against the counter!

6. Organize Kitchen Utensils

Magnets are a great way to hold knives in place and eliminate the risk of nasty injuries when you're reaching for them in a cluttered drawer. Learn how to make a knife holder here.

Who would have thought that magnets could be used for so much more than fridge decorations?! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab some of these little magical items and let them make your life easier!



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