20 places you need a plug

Last week I asked where you would put a plug or light switch in your house if you could go back in time. Hundreds of DMs later here are the top suggestions in order of popularity!

  1. Pantry
  2. Closets – all of them.
  3. Multiple on and around the kitchen island.
  4. Waist high next to each side of the master bed. Plugs and switches.
  5. Charging Station- basically wherever you plan on charging devices in the house prepare for several plugs. (I heard at least 8 for Laptops, candle warmer, Alexa, iPhones, diffusers.)
  6. Hidden charging station in closet with cleaning supplies. To recharge vacuum (Roomba or Dyson) or other electrical cleaning tools.
  7. Plugs on outdoor eaves for Christmas Lights.
  8. Switches in the house for Christmas Lights (by door) and Christmas Tree.
  9. Kitchen light switches at each entry point.
  10. Plugs along staircases for garlands, vacuuming.
  11. Inside a kitchen cupboard for toaster and other appliances.
  12. Inside office cabinet for printer, router.
  13. Inside vanity cabinet for hair dryer, electric razor, and other tools. (We are doing timed plugs for these so that even if you forget they’ll time themselves off.)
  14. BABY ROOM- Put plugs higher than they can reach so you can plug in diffusers, humidifiers, fans and lamps without them being able to pull it down on top of themselves.
  15. Higher plug height for wherever your iron will be going for the same reason as #9.
  16. Plugs in the floor layout for lamps or decor in the middle of a room.
  17. Plugs on top of mantle.
  18. Plugs underneath top cabinets in kitchen vs. in the wall so they’re hidden. Image below.
  19. Multiple plugs near TV for devices.
  20. Apparently their are now door hinge switches that turn your lights on automatically when the door opens and back off when it shuts. Genius. Here’s one on Amazon.
  21. Disposal button on sink. This is an easy addition if you can create the hole space on your sink! But I love this idea for the convenience and that disposal switch is always grubby. Upgrade for sure.

A couple extras I heard were to wire for CAT 5 (high speed internet) in every room and cable as well.

Here’s several images I put on my Houzz boards over the last few years in preparation for this very thing! All things we’ve worked into the house plans that I hope will help with the ease of organization and keeping things clean!

APPLIANCE CUPBOARD with rolling drawers. Install the plugs at the back or sides and you won’t even need to get them out on to your counter top! VIA

20 Places You Need a Plug or SwitchUNDERSIDE PLUGS! I love this. Have your plugs without breaking up your beautiful back splash. VIA20 Places You Need a Plug or SwitchAnother method to get your hidden plugs this way. Swoon. VIA20 Places You Need Plugs

JUNK CUPBOARD. Instead of a drawer how about this? Key hooks, mail filing, I’d probably add cups or something for pens and pencils, too! A perfect spot to hide some plugs, too! VIA20 Places You Need a Plug or SwitchThis is a cool hidden station for your router, passwords, important info and all that ugly stuff you would stash in a drawer. // VIA20 Places You Need a Plug or Switch

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mine + ours: books #4

October book pick reviews are here! I am reading THE UNTETHERED SOUL for NOVEMBER among a couple others. I’ll pipe in if anything looks promising!

MINE:

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

A freaking page turner to be sure but are these people for real?! If you can forget about their horrible choices, suspend your disbelief that anyone would actually some of these things, it’s so entertaining and a great book to reignite your desire to read. A page-turner about a couple who’s infant daughter goes missing. Twists and turns truly on every page.Couple Next Door Book Review

OURS:

GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS

This is an absolute must have if you have girls, and just as important if you have boys. I’ve been reading it to my boys and so has Russ. Just trying to balance the scales of what my kids are exposed to and if you don’t have this, get it. Buy it for every girl you have on your Christmas list. Its a beautiful heirloom quality book that I can’t recommend enough!Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

And a peek inside. I love that its a mix of more famous names and lesser known. A mix of all sorts of fields of study, interests, passions and even though it uses the word rebel, I wouldn’t say that it promotes lawlessness or anything foolish, but each woman went against the grain, giving them their rebel term.

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

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trick-or-treat totes

My kids will not trick-or-treat with pillowcases. And I don’t blame them! So hard to manage when you have a flaslight, accessories from your costume or once it gets heavy. They asked for something to trick-or-treat with and they are so excited about these! Hayes is on the King Size patrol and Cal loves this song. As for me, is their a worse candy than Raisinets? Taking suggestions. 😉 You can buy all this in Wal-Mart or I have them linked below too!Trick-Or-Treat Tote Bag Trick-Or-Treat Tote Bag

Totes // Iron On Letters

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trend watch: mules

I shouldn’t categorize this as a trend watch because it’s really just my personal preference. I am grabbing a pair of mules basically everyday lately and I see no sign of stopping! Such a convenient choice that usually goes with just about anything. Dressed up or down, but my favorite with a pair of jeans. Here’s a bunch in all price ranges! 

1: A fresh take/shape in a bunch of colors! // I am a sucker for anything tomato red. // Pearl + velvet, hitting all the fall trends!

2: Perforated is so amazing for Spring and these are FRYE and on super sale. Grab for next year! // Maybe its all the Poldark I’ve been watching but these bow mules are so killer. // I always prefer a flat for this style but this mixed suede and patent is amazing.

3: Tassel loafers, so classic and these come in like 10 colors. // Lots of patent options in the same style as those Madewell faves that sold out.

4: Studded in nude (so cheap too!) // My friend has these and they’re SO pretty on. You can use that heel cap or step right on it!

5: Another perforated! Remember this post? So many of you dug the shoes (for good reason) these look pretty similar! // All leather options looking might close to Madewell.

6: Get you a pair of silver block heel booties. I don’t even care if their mules, but bonus for these!

And my latest score c/o Poppy and Dot! Sweater (similar) // Skirt // Lip is Tulle by Colour Pop 

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