Can the world get by without batteries? Nah. My spares are rolling around in the kitchen utility drawer, in the packaging on a refrigerator shelf, or in tiny zip-lock bags in my hiking bag.
Did you know you can start a fire with loose batteries? I’m talking AAA, AA, D, C, even the little coin ones? Well, you can. The fire danger hiding in household batteries. Had a friend drop a coin battery in his pocket while working and almost torched the family jewels.
For years I’ve kept my batteries in ziplock bags or rubber banded together in a drawer. The ones in the ziplock bags fall over in the refrigerator. In the drawer the ends might come in contact with metal stuff. So I bought this… battery organizers. They aren’t cheap. Maybe $7 each.
Yeah, Buddy. That’s what I like. No more rolling around. No more rubber bands. No more zip-lock. Neat. Metal stuff has a much harder time coming in contact with both ends. When they are used up, put them in the organizer backwards.
I treat old batteries like they are as dangerous as fresh. When they go bad, I wrap the ends in shipping tape or drop them in small ziplock bags. Someday I will need to find a place to take my two peanut butter jars worth to recycle.