Monday, July 25, 2011

Make Do and Mend Mondays - Battery Storage

Batteries everywhere!  Not any more!  For my project this week, I would like to show you how to store your batteries.

Yesterday, I reached into my refrigerator to get an onion and ended up organizing and cleaning out the refrigerator.  What prompted this task was when a battery fell out of the onions.  I decided then it needed some attention. 

I keep my batteries in the refrigerator because I had always thought it would extend their life.  According to the research I did yesterday, it does for 5%.  While not a huge amount, I suppose every little bit helps!  I can't take credit for this idea - it comes from Better Homes and Garden.  I saw it on Pinterest and thought it was so clever.  Dennis had some old pill boxes in his closet that was not being used and they became the new keepers of the batteries.  It would be nice if the batteries would stand up like the original post, but this works just fine.  We use a lot of batteries in this home! 

I hope you can use this tip for your home.  I am linking to Heidi's Make Do & Mend.  I think this is definitely a Make DO!  I am also linking to My Junk Drawer

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  1. I saw that you had pinned this on Pinterest and thought, "what a good idea!". :o) I don't think I have a box like this anywhere, but will keep a lookout for one because I need to round up my batteries, too.

  2. What a cute idea. All of my batteries are in one of about 4 drawers. I never know what size I have and of course I never can find the size I need. I love your tip :)

  3. Very good idea once again. We have Batteries in our fridge too.

  4. What a great idea for storing batteries! I just have mine thrown into a basket! I'm on Pinterest, too. So much fun!

  5. Very well organized. It is nice the you can look in the container and see exactly what batteries you have.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  6. Great idea for the batteries! I have mine in a storage container, but they are all mixed together. This is a perfect way to keep them organized. Thanks for sharing.


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