Back to School #Giveaway and Organizing Tip – Win a LivingPlug Prize Pack

by Susan

Susan here with a clever item to consider as you get organized for Back to School. This giveaway is sponsored by LivingPlug.

Back to School Giveaway Event

Getting ready for the Back to School season means kicking family organization systems back into action.

One important – and simple – organization tip is to set up a smart phone/device charging station on your kitchen counter or another central location that’s away from kids’ bedrooms.

But a challenge to setting up such a charging station is the standard, old electrical outlet that only allows two devices to charge.

Here’s a fun and stylish solution that actually conserves energy… LivingPlug!

Tip Charge Devices in Central Location

LivingPlug is redefining the electrical outlet with our first product, the INLET along with an integrated faceplate system. We are not only redeveloping its staid appearance, but also improving child safety, conserving energy and enhancing utility.

Watch this video to see how simple it is to start using a LivingPlug

LivingPlug Benefits

The INLET is child safe, energy efficient, and aesthetically designed.

Child Safety
Did you know that approximately 2400 children receive emergency room treatment every year for injuries caused by inserting objects into electrical outlets.

The INLET transforms an unguarded duplex outlet into a protected powersource with three Tamper Resistant (TR) receptacles (hidden on the bottom of the device) and the option to further secure directly to a standard duplex outlet.

Aesthetic Design
Instead of typical outlets that are typically cropped or photoshopped out of photos, the LivingPlug has several appealing designs including an option to design your own faceplate.

Energy Efficient
15% or more of a home energy bill is wasted due to phantom or vampire charges, appliances that are plugged in, but not in use. The LivingPlug facilitates energy conservation via the UNLPUG button that cuts power to the receptacles and the USB.

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Enter to Win

Win a Prize Pack including the INLET, Walnut Faceplate, and a Gift Certificate for a Design Your Own Faceplate.

Use the entry form below to enter to win…

(Giveaway open to US and Canada.)



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Don’t miss any of these giveaways. We’ll be updating our Back to School Giveaway Event 2014 post daily with new giveaways.

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Back to School Shopping Guide

We’ve pulled together an awesome collection of shopping suggestions to get your kids ready to head back to school… check out our Shopping Guide now!

Back To School Shopping Guide 2014

Disclosure: This post is sponsored.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Marla August 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

This looks like a great product for my family


2 Cheryl Free August 15, 2014 at 6:13 am

I want to win because I love the look and functionality of the LivingPlug.


3 Holly F August 15, 2014 at 7:28 am

So many things to charge and this would keep it all organized and beautiful at the same time!


4 BlessedTA August 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

Improve my home decor.


5 Shirley Martin-Tutolo August 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

It would help me organize and conserve energy


6 KV August 15, 2014 at 9:28 am

I’d like to charge my items in the same place.


7 Meagan bs August 15, 2014 at 9:39 am

i’d like to win because we could use a charging station and this one looks awesome


8 Joy August 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

I have two teenagers that need to be watched and have their phones out of their room in the evening!


9 Dawn August 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

With a teen and two parents in the house, there are multiple devices that could use charging all at the same time!


10 Dianna A August 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

That could totally come in handy around here. We have old outlets and without a power strip the plugs are somewhat loose. This could be a huge help especially with all our devices.


11 amy August 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

WOULD LOVE THIS!! totally and completely need this for our house, and never ever saw anything like it! great giveaway!!


12 anne August 15, 2014 at 11:17 am

This would be so helpful and great for all of us. thanks.


13 anne hill August 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

its so cute and stylish how could i not want to win it?


14 Anna C. August 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

This would be great for our 2 smart phones and tablet.


15 Natalie F August 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I want to win because my family has so many electronic devices that need to be plugged in. This looks like it functions well and also has a stylish look. Great product!


16 diana.padilla August 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm

why not want to win this??, its energy efficient, great looking an ease in use. My family ranges from teen to toddler – and with so many devices to charge overnight, its a simple trick that we can all identify.


17 Karen Lynch August 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I would love to have everything in one area to charge.


18 Wehaf August 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

I’d love to win so we could save energy and have just one charging station for everything.


19 Nancy J Montgomery August 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

I want to win because of the safety features.


20 Sarah Hall August 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I would love to win as I am getting more and more things that need charging.


21 latanya August 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I would like to win to keep our electronics charged at all times.


22 Fiona N August 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

I would love to win and try this awesome LivingPlug charging station because it’s child safe, energy efficient, and aesthetically designed. It also would help me to charge my electronic devices at the same time!
Thank You for the great giveaway


23 theresa J August 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I would love a product that is safe for my kids and looks good


24 shaunie August 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Would have to say that would love to stay organized


25 Ashley C August 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

This would help us continue to save energy, I’m always looking for new ways for us to save



26 Piroska August 17, 2014 at 12:56 am

We are gadget-prone, and with all of them needing to get recharged, this is the perfect solution!


27 Linda Bradshaw August 17, 2014 at 3:47 am

I would love this because it is perfect for our needs. This is awesome!


28 Marlena August 17, 2014 at 9:58 am

I would love a charging station!


29 DEBIJOT August 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I like that this product conserves energy.


30 Liza Ramsey August 17, 2014 at 7:06 pm

It seems I’m always charging a ton of stuff. This would help me out.


31 Linda Meyers-Gabbard August 18, 2014 at 4:24 am

For the safty aspects of it


32 nikolas alexander August 18, 2014 at 6:39 am

Perfect product for my apartment


33 anna August 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

This is something that would really help our family – get organized!


34 Karla Sceviour August 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Would love this to charge the smartphones,,awesome!


35 Suzanne G August 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm

I want to win as it is child safe and conserves energy.


36 vickie couturier August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

looks like something that would benefit my home


37 Claudia August 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I would love to win because I could use this living plug for my home, Thank you!


38 Sonya Morris August 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

My daughter just started her freshman year in college and this would be great in her dorm.


39 alice elzey August 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I would like to win this because it is energy efficent and it is child safe.


40 Stacey b August 20, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I want to win because I like this product and there are several areas in my home I could use it!


41 Maria Dollar August 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

This would make life so much easier!!!


42 Vicky August 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

The organization while being decorative


43 denice p August 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

I would like to win as I think the designs that they have are pretty.


44 Angela Saver August 22, 2014 at 12:01 am

I want to win this because it would help to keep all of our electronics charged in one place, while conserving energy! Thanks for the chance.


45 Dara Nix August 22, 2014 at 2:25 am

I want to win this because we have cords ALL over the place. This would allow us to centralize everything! AND they are attractive!


46 Michelle J. August 22, 2014 at 11:06 am

Because we have a lot of stuff to plug in.


47 Austin Baroudi August 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I want to win because I have a lot of things to charge and this would help with that as well as keeping it organized. Not to mention the facts that it’s great looking, energy conserving, and child safe!


48 Sarah VM August 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I would love to have this so that my family could charge all their devices in one spot.


49 Miz Vickik August 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

This would really help with all of my cords and devices!


50 Brittany August 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

I like how stylish and convienent it is.


51 Kim Keithline August 23, 2014 at 6:46 am

I love that it is energy efficient I am always trying to save on my electric bill anyway I can that makes this very appealing


52 Virginia Rowell August 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

I would love to win to save energy.


53 Patti Rickard August 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

I love how cute and ingenious it is, and I could definitely use some help organizing!


54 Birdiebee August 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I love the design as well as energy efficiency.


55 christine j August 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

i love that this saves energy


56 Kat August 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Six people live in my home. They all have multiple devices that need to be charged. The amount of cords can be overwhelming, unsightly –and electricity isn’t free! I like that this device could help me save on my electric bill, and that I can design it around my decor. My teenagers would absolutely love that chevron print for thier room.


57 mrsshukra August 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm

We have so many gadgets, this will make charging everything more amazing!


58 Gina August 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm

This seems like an awesome product and I love the design your own faceplate… too cute!


59 D Schmidt August 25, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I would like to win because this looks like a unique item.


60 nannypanpan August 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

I have one yr old twins who need safe outlets


61 Kara August 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

Looks so much nicer than a regular outlet!


62 Jessica T August 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

It would help keep my cluttered areas organized


63 Barbara Platt August 27, 2014 at 7:18 am

this is so cute and I would love to have my g-kids on it


64 Rebecca Parsons August 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm

I would love to win it for energy efficiency. Such a great product.


65 Daiva August 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Its safer with kids and I could plug more things in!


66 Ronda August 28, 2014 at 8:21 am

We are always charging a lot of different items, this would be a great help.


67 sandra August 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

because a personalized faceplate would be pretty cool


68 THRansom August 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

This is a cute way to stay organized


69 Benita August 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

I love this product from the standpoints of beauty, energy and safety.


70 Erinn S August 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

I love the design and the energy efficiency.


71 Robin Wilson August 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

I want to win because I could really use one of these!


72 Sara B. August 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

I’d like to win because it’s both pretty and useful!


73 Saver Sara August 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

This would be great to charge all of our devices.


74 ACMommy August 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This would be awesome for our busy family!! And I like how it conserves energy and can also look nice at the same time!


75 Janice Crespo August 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Lately it seems like my desk has become the Power charge station and that has to stop. LOL This would be the perfect solution to my problems.


76 Jenny August 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

This would be a great way to organize all of our devices that need to be charged!


77 Lori Ramos August 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I’ve been trying to figure out how to create a central charging station for all the electronics, iPads, phones, MP3 players, and this product looks like it is the solution to my problem.


78 Lacey Burd August 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm

My brother & I were just discussing something like this yesterday! Every night I charge my kindle, my daughter’s kindle, my phone, iPod, and the rechargeable batteries for her Innotab. This would be so convenient for my house!


79 Theresa Jenkins August 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm

hopefully this would keep me organized, with everything in one place.


80 Jessibeth Vicenty August 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

This look like a great product to have around anyone home :)


81 Christina G. August 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

I’d love to win so I can fix up my charging station area. Thanks for the giveaway!


82 Sadie B. August 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I would like to win and organized our family.


83 Tabathia B August 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Because my daughter’s have many devices that they need to charge


84 Jessica Snow August 30, 2014 at 4:28 am

I would love to win because this would keep us more organized.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)


85 Colette S August 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I want to win because I love the functionality of this product.


86 Jessica w August 31, 2014 at 1:27 am

I’d love to eliminate all the chord clutter on my counters.


87 katklaw777 August 31, 2014 at 3:00 am

I want to win because we have so many electronic devices that need charging and I like that this product saves energy.


88 Teresa Thompson August 31, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I could be organized. My desk is cluttered with charging devices.


89 chana September 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

to save energy


90 Crystal Rose September 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

I’d love to win because it helps reduce vampire energy use.


91 kristy September 6, 2014 at 1:08 am

Would love to give it a try to charge our devices overnight


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