Battery Organization

Battery Organization

Kids should come with a life time supply of batteries, in all shapes and sizes. Taking the batteries out of their original packaging and placing them in small plastic storage drawers makes access a breeze. Even before my kids could read they could check to see what kind of batteries we had. 

On my many mission organization journeys I have come across multiple battery storage solutions, most of which include some sort of drawer tray (which never holds enough of anything) or even special battery organizers that allow you to slide specific battery sizes in one hole whilst pulling them out of another hole. Nope! Don't like either of these options. First off, I prefer to buy batteries in bulk (often wishing the packages were even 'bulkier', we use a lot of batteries) but the battery organizers you buy never hold enough. My mom had one when we were growing up and there always seemed to be 'extras' kicking around in the closet because the rack was full, doesn't this defeat the purpose? Drawers such as this are big enough to hold an entire Costco size package of batteries with room to spare. I also like that I can just dump them in the drawer (no sliding into little slots) and there is nothing else for them to get mixed up with. This also utilizes the space in a cupboard much more than other solutions.

Happy organizing!

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what brand, size {dimensions} is this organizer?
does it fit on a shelf or is it bigger?

By liz (not verified)

This picture is actually 2 organizers stacked on top of each other. It is a Sterilite brand, it has 3 drawers, is about 7 inches Tall, 8 inches deep and 7 inches wide.

By jayme

Hi that is a great idea but it is not safe to store 9v's that way. They area fire hazard. You have to cover the ends with tape so they don't touch each other.

By janet (not verified)

Thank you for the safety tip!

By jayme

great point thanks for the reminder. But I'll keep mine in their packaging

By Linda (not verified)

Love the idea. How did you make the labels. Paper and tape? Please let me know.
Thanks.

By Linda (not verified)

I printed these labels using regular paper and then I taped them to the inside of the drawer with packing tape (which acts like laminate and makes it easy to keep things clean).

By jayme

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