Monday, January 20, 2014

Battery Storage Solution

diy battery storage

How was your weekend? Is it that time already? It is Monday, wow my weekend just fly past me. My weekend finished with a popped tire. I just remember my mom saying "sorry" and we dipped in a pot hole. At first we thought everything was okay until the car felt funny moving (I'm not a driver but I could tell the difference) So I popped my head out the window and saw that the tire and rim was completely damaged. So me and my family pulled over to a parking lot and asked our friend to rescue us... not our best day. I was hoping to have a better night but then last night my son was up crying all early this morning (4am and did not fall back to sleep until well honestly I was so tired I don't remember but I believe 6am. My alarm goes off at 7:40am). After a morning nap and seeing that cute smile from my son as if nothing ever happen. I decided in order to save myself from going crazy I needed to dive in to my next product while he played with his toys. We all have batteries and finding them in my house can be a little stressful. I either find them when I don't need any or not find it when I do need it so I buy more. This is what I came up with for a solution.

I bought this tool nail storage from Dollarama for $2.00

This one has moveable shelves.

First, take out all the moveable shelves.

I also bought this card stock paper from Dollarama for $2.00
  (I don't have a pet, I just wanted the card stock lol)

Choose a design you want and cut the shape of the first sections of your organiser.

Place it inside 

If you have an X-acto knife, use it to trim off the extra paper. (this doesn't need to be perfect its to use it as a outline for your others.

Mark the lines on any pieces that are sticking out (mine are the sections where my shelves enter). 
Once done, take it out.

Now use a pencil to line where your scissors should start to cut the shape.

Once you cut it out, make small sections if you need to.

Now place it inside and repeat it for the rest of the sections.

This is how mine turned out.

Now you can you can place the wall dividers back.

Custom design to how and where you want to put your batteries. 

For the cover, get another paper or card stock and cut the shape you would like, I chose a square.

Use tape or glue

Tape or glue in the back of the paper.

Add a label 

 Write what you would like to call your battery storage. I chose 'Battery Station'

 For the inside labels. I used document labels from Dollarama.

This is how mine turned out after I place them inside.

Lastly add your batteries. 

Now you have your own Battery Station. 

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12 comments:

  1. I bought an actual battery storage container at the dollar store but never thought to fancy it up with paper and labels. Thanks for the idea.

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  2. What a great idea for organizing those little batteries that seem to take up so much room in a drawer. I love how you've customized yours with some cute paper. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Making Monday link party. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much, I agree that those batteries can take up space. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. This is a great idea! I need to do this, I have all mine thrown into one container. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned to the party board!

    Marti

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  4. I really liked this idea. Especially when sometimes we have to put all of our batteries ontop of our fridge wich is really hard to know wich ones are good or bad or what kind they are. Or and btw I have the exact same scrapbook papers you used for the base of the battery case so yea! Great idea. :)

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    1. Thank you Kaisha! Thanks for commenting and stopping by. I hope you give my blog a shout out of your Youtube channel :P

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  5. I too have a caddy for my batteries but it is not as pretty as yours and it doesn't have the compartments so this is much better! Stopping by from Put a Bird On It party.

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    1. Aww thank you Terri, for your kind words and thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  6. This is definitely something I could use at home. Thanks for linking up with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

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