I don’t know about your circuit breaker but ours is super tough to read. Not only is the handwriting tough to read but it’s super faded!! After needing to flip a switch one day and getting frustrated because I didn’t know which switch to flip, I decided to finally tackle this space.

Here’s what I did to make the circuit breaker super easy to use: Once I figured out what switch was what, I color-coded each of the switches with a different color (e.g., dryer = red, water heater = orange, etc). I then added the same colored dot sticker to the door of the circuit breaker so now its just one big matching game. I also labeled the legend on the door with my label maker (labels won’t fade and shouldn’t peel or fall off). Super easy, super intuitive, and took 20 minutes total.

VIDEO: Color-Coding the Circuit Breaker

How To Make Your Circuit Breaker Easy To Read

How To Make Your Circuit Breaker Easy To Read

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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