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I ordered snug plugs from Amazon to keep plugs in place but they don't work all the time. Can you explain how to use the double-sided tape how and where on the socket do you apply it.

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    Please post a picture (or more) to understand the problem.
    – virolino
    Oct 2 '20 at 6:36
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    Does this answer your question? How to prevent plugs from falling out of a wall socket? Oct 2 '20 at 16:45
  • If the snug-plug doesn't work, try flipping it over so the right hand 'flap' goes into the left slot and vise-versa. Look closely and you'll see that one flap of the snug-plug is slightly wider than the other - it's easy to miss. Put the wide flap into the wide slot of the outlet receptacle.
    – Stan
    Nov 17 at 2:58
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Welcome to Lifehacks.

The moderator Chenmunka offered the double-sided tape hack to hold an electrical plug securely in an electrical socket without explaining how to do it.

Here's how:

  • Cut a small piece of the double-sided (foam) tape that will fit between the prongs of the plug.

  • Put one side of the sticky tape on the plug.

  • That done, peel off the back of the double-sided tape so that the exposed sticky back side will stick to the electrical socket wall plate.

  • Push the plug far enough (all the way) into the socket so that the double-sided tape is between the plug and the socket so that the plug becomes stuck onto the plate.

I hope that's helpful.

Good luck.

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