I have been wanting to create a series of free printables for a while now, but what really pushed me into action on the new Organizational Toolbox this year were all the suggestions, request and recommendations from you guys on the Reader Survey! When I asked what kind of products, projects or systems you all needed, you guys had some awesome ideas! I have them all jotted down, and I am working my way down the list. Today’s free printable was one of those requests, and I am super excited about this one. So simple, but so helpful! Say hello to some friendly magnetic household signs!
Whoever asked for a quick and easy way to remind their husband to remove their bras from the dryer…thank you! Because I think this idea is so clever, and I needed it too! I am SO guilty of tossing everything from the washer straight into the dryer without stopping or thinking. Which, as you might expect, has resulted in some unfortunate shrinkage and loss of items. Now I have a friendly little magnetic sign to remind me to check first!
While I was designing the laundry signs, I went ahead and made another really helpful and much needed reminder…at least in this household! Once or twice a day, my husband and I both ask each other “Is the dishwasher clean or dirty?” Thanks to a quick little printable sign, now we will both always know! (Provided we remember to flip it!)
I’ve designed two different versions of each sign (2 for the laundry, 2 for the dishwasher) and have them available in 5 different color ways!
If you would like your own copy of these Printable Magnetic Household Signs, I have it available for download over in The Organization Toolbox right now! Hop on over and grab it, then come back to see how printed and cut them out!
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To Change the Colors of Your Printables
Before I show you how to print and cut the signs out, just a quick note on the colors. I have to be honest that I struggled SO much with choosing colors. No matter what palette I went with, I was sure somebody’s kitchen scheme would be left out. So I went with a color scheme that makes me happy and works with the other printables I’m (hopefully) making into a cohesive set. If these colors REALLY don’t work for you (for this file or any of the printables I offer), I DO have a solution for you!
- Visit Pixlr
- Where it says to “Open Image from Url”, insert this link: http://thehomesihavemade.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Printable-Magnetic-Sign-for-Color-Editing-02.jpg
- Then use THIS tutorial for changing any colors you wish!
- Save your image to your computer and proceed with the rest of this tutorial.
I played around with it, and it does work…so give it a try!
Making Your Magnetic Signs
Once you have your printable magnetic signs file, decide which color scheme you want, and print them out onto magnetic paper!
There are lots of different types of magnetic paper out there. I prefer this one because it gives a nice, glossy finish and professional-looking result when printed.
This paper is also super easy to cut, so all you have to do to finish your signs is cut them out…
…and stick them wherever you need them! I was a bit bummed to learn that the top front of my dryer (where all the keys are) is the ONLY part that is not magnetic. Still, the top and by the door are perfect places for this sweet little reminder!
You can also print these out at a smaller percentage if you need them smaller. Lastly, you can print them out onto regular paper, laminate them, and secure magnets to the back if you don’t want to buy magnetic paper. This option would also make your signs waterproof, which isn’t a bad idea come to think of it!
The Organization Toolbox
I’m spending the first 12 Tuesdays of 2016 filling up my new Organization Toolbox with small organizing projects and helpful printables! If you missed other posts in this series, catch up here:
- Week 1: Printable Holiday Decor Storage Labels
- Week 2: Printable Spice Inventory
- Week 3: Printable Planner Stickers
- Week 4: Printable Household Signs – You’re Here!
- Week 5: Printable Weekly Schedule and Checklists
- Week 6: Printable Linen Closet Labels
- Week 7: Printable Freezer Inventory and Labels
- Week 8: Printable Password Tracker
- Week 9: Printable Fitness Tracker and Food Journal
- Week 10: Printable Labels for Out-Grown Kids’ Clothes
- Week 11: Printable Project Planner
- Week 12: Printable Garage Sale Prep Kit
I tried and tried to come up with other helpful signs for around the home. I’d love to expand this set, so if you have a great idea to add, let me know in the comments! I do hope your week is off to a great start! Back here Thursday, I’m chatting a bit more about my craft closet organization. See you then!
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