We live in an older home with less than conveniently placed electrical outlets in our son’s room. There are not enough outlets for all the electrical appliances and the outlets we do have are low to the floor and behind furniture. We need to swap out items as needed. With a baby monitor, CD player, lamp, humidifier, etc. to plug in, it is hard to tell which white plug belongs to which appliance. I wrote the name of each appliance on the plug with a Sharpie so when I am on my knees switching out the plugs at the socket, I don’t need to trace the cord back to figure out which to be unplugged in order to plug the next one into the socket.
A variation in case an item is borrowed or has a black cord is to make a tag on the cord at the point it meets the plug. (Think airport luggage tag) Write the name on the tag. Freezer tape works great. [As does colorful electrical tape. — Ed.]
Are surge protectors — strips with multiple outlets — not an option for you, Heather? A surge protector has the advantage of mobility — you can plug it in and then bring the actual unit up higher so that you don’t have to crawl behind furniture to plug things in.
Other suggestions? Tweaks?
Related: Parent Hacks Google search: Sharpie (lots more Sharpie hacks!)