Plug sockets


I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what I can use for switching off/ on a plug socket only I find it difficult to bend down to the socket and also to sometimes press the switch.

I would like to switch off some appliances for a time that I don't need on all day.

Thanks for any help on this



  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,606

    Hi Brenda,

    If you mean the actual switches, I use anything long enough and hard enough. My pick-up stick often. Occasionally, as all my sockets are raise higher, I use a strong spatula the wrong way round ie I hold the business end and press the handle end against the switch.

    I don't know if these plug aids might also help (Other stores are available) They just give us more to grab hold of.

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  • RogerBill
    RogerBill Member Posts: 222

    Hi @Bren Perhaps short extension leads with switched sockets or smart plugs controlled by voice or a smart phone app would do the trick?

  • Bren
    Bren Member Posts: 4

    Thanks for answering my message I'll certainly look into that