Boxes of unidentified wires and plugs, that may or may not have been put away tidily. Some of the plugs may even be for things you no longer own.
Or maybe an extension with numerous electrical plugs in the sockets that all look remarkably similar to its neighbours?
This Christmas I found myself being the one to unplug the lights of the christmas tree and each time I did it I had to stop and think, 'which of the plugs was it?'
I remembered a long time ago that I bought some stickers for some of our plugs to label them (check out the microwave one on the right):
...and thought what a useful idea it was, but I don't think they are made any more. So tonight, using Word on my computer I made myself some (none-picture) labels:
I printed them out onto sticker paper and am now in the process of cutting them out and sticking them onto all the plugs in our home. They are going to be so useful for us and amongst other uses should stop us pulling out the wrong plug or will help us work out which plug is the one we need to charge up our mobiles. I'm also going to use them in my craft room on all the assorted electicals I have there, like my heat gun and laminator.
(A useful project tip: When using this printer sticker paper, it is very helpful to use a craft knife to separate the front and back - it
saves prevents the air from going blue! ☺).
Thanks for stopping by today,