Batteries -- from AAA to 9V -- are a household essential. But keeping these little power sources organized can be a household challenge. Get creative with how you stash your batteries, and finding one in a pinch will be oh, so easy.
Fill coin purses with a single size of battery. Carry them along with on-the-go devices such as digital cameras, flashlights, and media players.
Repurpose disposable deli containers to hold batteries by size or function. Choose containers that stack for extra efficiency.
Fill mismatched mugs with clusters of batteries. Tie on tags and place mugs inside a shallow drawer or on a shelf.
Reposition the dividers in a crafts or hardware caddy to fit different types of batteries. Label sections with letter and number stickers.
Assign drawers in an office-supply chest to corral specific-size batteries.
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