This post has been approved by electricity expert and veteran RVer Mike Sokol.
One of our readers sent this in and we think it’s a great quick tip. Here’s what George has to say:
“Take small colored sticker dots (pictured below) and put one on each outlet that corresponds in color to a dot placed on a breaker in your electrical panel.
“When you plug in an appliance to one color dotted outlet such as a toaster, don’t plug your kettle into an outlet with the same color. This way you can avoid having two heavy-drawing appliances drawing current through the same breaker, thus avoiding a tripped breaker. In the event a breaker does trip, this should make it easier to find the thrown breaker knowing which outlet you were using.”
These 1/4″ diameter neon-colored dots should do the trick and be visible in low light.
Thanks, George Bliss, for the tip!