21. Invest in AFCI Indoor Outlets

Replace old indoor outlets with new AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupter) ones, for around $30 each. These receptacles detect electric arcs, like those that can occur when a lamp cord is punctured, and instantly cut the power at the outlet instead of waiting for your home's circuit breaker to pop.

The payoff: Avoiding a house fire could save you $25,126—the average property loss for residential electrical fires—not to mention your life.
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