Thursday, 23 December 2010

Loose Plugs

I promise - this isn't a pregnancy related post.

Probably my least favourite part about our house is the plugs.  For some reason, some of our outlets are oddly loose which leads to the cords hanging out a little bit.  In our bedroom it's especially bad which leads to an outlet looking like this...

See, these are the plugs for the TV and alarm clock in the bedroom.  If we don't have them taped in, then they slip far enough out of the outlet to shut down the clock and TV.  It's super annoying.

Unfortunately, having the electrical tape holding the plugs in the wall makes it that much more appealing to the cats.  So, in addition to the tape, there's usually a laundry hamper in front helping to hold the plugs in.

The cats have also realized this issue with other plugs in the house, and Gibson especially enjoys pulling things out of the outlet.  Always entertaining.

I have no idea how one would go about fixing this though - does the whole outlet have to be replaced?  I'm not keen on electrical work.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

sometimes you can just unscrew the outlet cover and adjust the outlet iteself so it's not so far back (and loose)
that always seems to work for us anyway