I’d been so busy with Mardi Gras that I’ve hardly posted anything on the blog in days! Sorry. I will get back in the swing of things soon to share some of the great things that have been going on as well as sneak peeks of recently arrived yarns for upcoming new designs. Meantime, I didn’t want to let St. Patrick’s Day celebrations get by without doing something a little special.
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Here’s one of those household things I didn’t even realize I needed until I stumbled across it while searching for something else on Amazon last fall. This was when I was on my declutter-and-get-organized kick, and thus why this product appeared on my radar screen. It is the Range Kleen WKT4162 66-Battery Organizer with Removable Tester. Even though less than $15, I still was reluctant to put out the money if this ended up just adding to my clutter rather than really being helpful. What sold me was the built-in tester. And true to predictions, this thing has more than paid for itself many times over.
I have the battery storage compartment in the same drawer I had previously used to store extra batteries. The difference is this little storage gizmo keeps things organized, whereas my other method of trying to arrange the batteries in the drawer invariably got messed up over time. So this saves me time in re-organizing that drawer every month or so. The other big thing is $ savings, because before this, I could never efficiently keep up with which batteries were new or used but still good. I expect that I was disposing of batteries unnecessarily before this, because I have encountered many times when I tested a battery that I would have previously gotten rid of.
I like that the tester instructions are right on the organizer for easy reference — no scrambling to find a user manual if I forgot how to test a particular-sized battery.
The little tester piece of this organizer is also removable, which I thought might come in handy. But so far, I have been satisfied to just use the tester as is.
I bought mine on Amazon, but I am sure there are other places you could find/search for this product or a similar one.
Behind the scenes with Jackie E-S and life at the HeartStrings FiberArts studio.