A Tip: Add an ON/OFF Switch

A tip:

For starters, I prefer lamp light to overhead lighting.  In the mornings, one of the first things I do is open the blinds and turn on some lamps around the house.  To me, it's much cozier than harsh overhead lighting.

A few years ago, I found these cool on/off switches at Wal-Mart and they have really made my life easier.

You can find these switches in the nightlight/extension cord section at WM. I think they are around 3 bucks.

Since I'm vertically challenged (5'2" on a good day), it's nice to run an extension cord from my hard to reach lighting to a switch at the outlet.

Example 1:

No need for a stool to reach these lights! 

Example 2:

The girls can turn on their lamp easily by the flip of a switch at the outlet beside the armoire.

Example 3:

Two lamps, one switch!  

I have these two lamps connected with an extension cord and then plugged into one switch.  With a flip of the switch, they both turn on or off!  Easy does it!



  1. Just beautiful! I love your decorating posts! So inspiring! :)

  2. Well, I've never seen those little gadgets. And, I'm a lamp person also and it's also the first thing I do when I get up, turn on the lamps and open the shades/drapes. Glad to know I'm not the only one. :o)))

  3. How awesome is that!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You'll love these things, Lea. They really do make life a little easier!!!


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