How do you remember to unplug your GHDs?

(28 Posts)
Nehru Thu 09-May-13 18:09:21

I keep forgetting. H getting cross.

Euphemia France Thu 09-May-13 18:12:56

I have a brain worm that nags me the whole time I'm using them. I used to take the bus to work and have a panic halfway there that I'd left them on and would return home to a charred shell of a house.

I never had left them on, but the stress made me extra-careful! Don't they switch themselves off after 20 minutes anyway?

coffeeinbed Thu 09-May-13 18:14:43

I have the same with the iron, so have a little radio on the same plug.
When I switch it on, radio and iron come on, same when I turn them off.
radio playing - iron's still on.

i have an electricity energy monitor and make sure its only on 1p an hour before i leave the house which basically means they or anything else is off.

terror of my cat sticking his nose on it.

seeker Thu 09-May-13 18:22:06

Nearly setting fire to a copy of Romeo and Juliet concentrates the mind a bit - yes, that's you I'm talking about, dd!

MagicBaguette Thu 09-May-13 18:23:27

Mine beep angrily at me if I forget grin

PastaBeeandCheese Thu 09-May-13 18:24:29

Mine bleep too but with my old pair I had a heat proof mat just in case.

Ledkr Spain Thu 09-May-13 18:24:36

Are you meant to unplug them? I just turn then off on the switch.

I just switch them off by the switch on them. They turn off after half hour anyway

Use a plug socket that you need for something else - radio, iPad charger, kettle? I have a toddler so put them out of reach which helps. Have a toddler?

Hopasholic Thu 09-May-13 18:27:50

Drives me insane! Half way to work one day I had GHD paranoia, raced home, legged it into he bedroom bent down, unplugged them, stood up banged head on Victorian fire place, saw stars and ended up going into work with a huge egg on my head! sad

The switch has broken on mine now & so they don't turn off. The only way is to unplug and this works! Don't seem to forget.

LadyAlex Thu 09-May-13 19:04:36

i say out load to myself 'ladyalex you have turned off and unplugged your straightners'
geeky i know but it seems to stick then that ive done it and i dont panic on the way to work!

HappyGirlNow Thu 09-May-13 19:12:42

ladyalex I do that too grin

Euphemia France Thu 09-May-13 19:16:23

Me too! "I have unplugged the straighteners," over and over again! grin

ParkerTheThief Thu 09-May-13 19:22:58

I take a picture with my phone after I've unplugged them. Then that evening I delete it.
Prior to this I used to leave the house, pull over in a lay by and ring DH to get him to check.

LadyAlex Thu 09-May-13 19:29:06

hubbi thinks im a bit waffy if he hears me! Clearly im not alone in my waffiness!

Ledkr Spain Thu 09-May-13 19:30:06

Please tell me why they have to be unplugged.

ilikesweetpeas Thu 09-May-13 19:31:15

Thought it was just me that had this paranoia half way to work, obviously not!

DorisShutt Thu 09-May-13 19:32:24

I use a time clock for things that I'm paranoid about. blush one of the old fashioned push down the little bit of plastic clock variety.

For example, if I straighten my hair, I set it so that it will switch off about 30 mins later.

Then if I forget, it's no big hassle.

YoniOno Thu 09-May-13 19:38:16

The older ones don't turn themselves off. I've come home after work to find I've left them switched on blush

I've weaned myself off them anyway due to the faff of using them around a toddler - just use good products and get good at blow-drying. Much better for your hair.

Ledkr Spain Thu 09-May-13 20:06:33

Oh I give up

AnyFucker Germany Thu 09-May-13 20:08:34

I am reminded when I come home to a burned out house

StrawberryMojito Thu 09-May-13 20:11:48

I have to announce things out loud to myself too to if I want to remember ..."I have unplugged the iron", "I have shut the bathroom window". I promise I am completely normal in all other ways.

LaundryLegoLunch Thu 09-May-13 20:32:39

Another time clock user. I do mostly unplug anyway but it's a good back up.

Nehru Thu 09-May-13 20:48:22

Mine are obv ancient

Nehru Thu 09-May-13 20:48:54

Oh sorry ledkr. Mine have crappy switch or plug. Are v old

theredhen Thu 09-May-13 21:40:39

My pair caught fire when I was using them the other week!shock the lead was worn!

I have always remembered to turn them off and certainly will now despite the new lead! grin

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