Monday, September 12, 2011

Organizing: Batteries

So I have been organizing and labeling like mad around here. It feels so good, I think I am addicted:) I need to take some pictures of my work so I can show you what I have been up to. That is on my to do list this week, but in the mean time let me introduce to you our handy Battery Organizer...
 I was brainstorming for gift ideas for my hubby for Fathers Day. When I ask him for ideas he says he doesn't need or want anything, just our love or something along those lines.  Which is sweet, but dang it the boys and I want to wrap something up, you know?!  So it is always hard to buy for my man and takes a lot of thinking. Some of my creative ideas do not turn out as awesome as they were in my head, but this one was a WINNER!  My husband always complained about our battery situation.  We put them in a zip loc bag which was usually spilling out onto the shelf in the sunrrom because with 5 boys and remote control cars alone, we go through A LOT of batteries.  Well, I looked online for a solution and found some battery organizers that were all around $20 with shipping.  Feeling thrifty, I set out to make my own.  I found this container with adjustable compartments at Home Depot on the nail and screw aisle(I think that is where it was) for $4!!

With the help of our labeler and a cute print out on the front Coleman and I transformed this box into a Fathers Day gift and the Daddy LOVED it! 
We have now used it since June with great success.  No more old ziploc spilling out batteries anymore! Yay!

Do you have some great organizing ideas that have worked for your family?  I would LOVE to hear abou them!  Leave a comment here or email me at
Have a great week!!


Brittany said...

great idea sis! I think I have a couple extra of those organizers too... I may just need to make myself one of these! :)

Melissa said...

What a fabulous idea!!! Hey, are you going to be doing something on Friday? (I'm trying to keep it a secret). If you don't know what I'm talking about, text me. :)

Erin said...

What a great, creative idea! This is exactly the fun kind of thoughtful gift that husbands love on Fathers Day, I think. Great job!

brittanymlemay said...

These batteries felt like a prize. By the way, have you noticed that batteries are ALWAYS at the front end of a store right by the cashiers? Super easy to know where to go on quick battery runs. batteroo

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