Are your lights hard to turn on? We find that many of our clients live in darkness because they have lights that they never get to.
We often recommend more lights to clients only to watch their faces fall as they contemplate having to work their way aroung their apartment looking for small switches on cords. We have been using this handy little device from Radio Shack - Wireless RF Remote-Control On/Off Switch - for the past few years to solve the problem.
You plug the box into the wall and then plug your light into the box. From anywhere in your apartment you can now turn that light on with a press of a button. We recommend using extension cords or surge protectors off of these to put more lights into them. They come in three frequencies (A,B,C) so that you can put your living room on a different switch from your bedroom. Available at a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103886&cp=&origkw=Wireless+Light+Switch&kw=wireless+light+switch&parentPage=search">Radio Shack for $9.97 each - which is amazing price drop from the regular $26.
(Re-edited from 2004-10-25 - mgr)