Updating the Outlets in our Fixer Upper

If your house wasn’t built in the last decade you probably have these old yellow outlets like I do. Don’t worry they are an easy fix and I’m about to give you a step by step tutorial. If I can do it so can you.img_6653

The first step is to flip the breaker and kill the power. Then you’ll need a screw driver or drill to remove the outlet cover and outlet.

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Once the outlet is unscrewed from the wall pull it out with the wires still attached. Next, you’ll have to unscrew the wires from the outlet. Note where the white, black, and ground wires are attached to the old outlet. img_6634 img_6635

When you’ve loosened all the screws then you can simply pull the wires off. Just like that you’ve removed that old outdated outlet.

Now to put the new outlet on, you’ll wrap the wires around the new outlets screws. Be sure to put the wires in the same spot that they were on the old outlet. Hint: the ground wire usually goes to the bottom green screw.

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Once the wires are attached, place them back in the wall and screw the outlet back in.

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Lastly, screw on the cover plate.

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Then turn on the power and woolah your good to go.

If you want to add a little glam to your outlets like I did, you can get these lighted outlet covers and usb covers from https://www.snappower.com

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By just updating the outlets it can give your house a new, fresh, and updated feel.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife

 

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