Mrs. Fixit:Electric Solutions

June 11, 2008 8:05:54 AM PDT
Does it annoy you that your outlets don't match? Or that you can't find the right configurations of switch plates? Do you hate those little plug-in safety covers? Well, I have the answers.

Okay, first those outlets. It's not that there is any actual problem with them not matching. But if you hate the fact that some of your outlets are black, some white, some are almond and you're not going to rewire all of them. Pick up some whole outlet covers.

This type of plate covers the entire outlet, not just the outer area. So every receptacle can look exactly the same, and all you need is a screwdriver!

If you can't find the right configuration of switch plate or receptacle covers, look for a snap together version. You can buy them in as many pieces as you need, match them up to the outlet and voila, perfect match!

As far as those little plug-in safety covers, ditch them! Instead opt for a safety wall plate. These cover the whole outlet and a little plate slides back and forth to offer access to the outlet. Plus you don't have to worry about misplacing those little covers when you take them out!

Some electric solutions to everyday household annoyances! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!


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