Light Switch Time Capsule

When I moved into my new apartment all I got were a bunch of child proof locks on all the cabinets that I had to disassemble. Why not leave a little time capsule for future tenants of your dwelling to discover? Here you can download a template to print out and affix to the inside of light switches in your home. Presumably the next time they replace the light switch they will discover your note. Do you think someone would discover these hidden notes or would a future electrician simply toss it aside without noticing?


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

I'd probably notice. We recently took out the broken timer dial wired to our attic fan and it had the date (1969) written on the back of the plate. It's kind of nice to know installation dates at the very least.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
i'd love to find stuff like that. all i've found was a big swastika spray painted on the concrete floor when we tore up the carpet. that was no fun.

i did my part though. when i was a kid and we were moving, i went into the back of my closet and wrote/carved "help me" several times on the wall.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I agree with Fire. They sell insulating foam for behind switch plates, which I presume is fire-safe. If I were to do this, I would put the paper against the switchplate, then a layer of insulating foam facing the wiring.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Light Switch Time Capsule "

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More