Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Handy Switch Delivers
1) Arrange the furniture and lamps in a way that accommodated the switches but was otherwise inconvenient and visually unappealing to me, or
2) Try running extension cords behind and under furniture so I could put the lamps where I wanted them and still use the switches.
We rent, so rewiring was totally out of the question.
Luckily, one day, not long after moving in, when I was at Target picking up some other things we needed for the new apartment I saw an ingenious little device called the Handy Switch. (I am not compensated by this company in any way.) After some initial skepticism, we were pleasantly surprised by how convenient and useful it was. We are now the owners of several Handy Switches and have been using them with much success for the past year and a half.
There are two parts to it: a wall mounted switch and an outlet adaptor. You simply nail the switch where you want the light switch to be and plug the adaptor in to the outlet where you want your lamp to be. Plug your lamp into the outlet adaptor and, like magic, it is now controlled by the switch.
works for me.