I am so excited to share a very useful tip with you today, one that would be great for every home!
It will be three years in June since we moved into our house. We were so blessed because the previous owners were amazing people and made it perfect for us by adding finishing touches everywhere.
I would say that my favorite feature that we were blessed with was what I call "Breaker Box Heaven."
And best of all.....An actual map of the main floor and basement labeling exactly where each outlet and switch and 3 way switch are in each room. Holy cow, this is just amazing! I am a visual person so this is my favorite part!
As you can see in the above photos our breaker box had been open without us knowing for a while one summer and the front pages faded. I used the written instructions to fill it back in, and now I store them in the plastic sleeves backwards, just in case it ever happens again, so no fading. Or you could just keep extra copies in the house, which is a good idea.
Can you imagine all the time this saves for DIY projects? I replaced the lights in my master bath and I knew exactly which breaker to flip in seconds! If you are working on a specific area, you can go to the map of that room and you will know all the breakers to flip so that each plug and outlet is switched off.
This would be a great summer project for the whole family! The more helpers to discover which plugs and switches go to which breaker the better. It would take some time I am sure, but I know from experience it is TOTALLY worth it!
So what do you think? Would you like to have a little Breaker Box Heaven at your house?