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Have you ever had one of those nights? The one where your smoke alarm–or your baby’s AngelCare monitor–starts beeping because it needs new batteries? (Do you remember that “Friends” episode where Phoebe could not get her smoke alarm to stop beeping at night?) And you fumble around in the dark and grab the first set of batteries you see, but they are not the right size? And when you finally get your hands on the correct number of batteries of the correct size, they are drained, too? I have had far too many of those nights in the last few years, particularly with our child’s AngelCare monitor (which I still use with my preschooler, by the way, just because I am “that mom”).
After a few months of contemplating various battery organizers, I bought an Ohuhu battery organizer and removable tester, mainly because it was the color I wanted, semi-attractive, and fairly well-reviewed. When it arrived and I first opened its box, I was a little disappointed because it seemed like an overpriced plastic item–and it was definitely made in China. But that afternoon, as I worked with the easy-to-use tester and stored our working batteries, I found the worth in the item. First, I recycled a lot of batteries that were no longer usable. Second, all of the working batteries are now corralled and organized by sizes into compartments. Third, we will likely save money in the future because I will avoid again buying multiple packages of 2025 and 2032 batteries for our key fobs and garage remotes, not realizing that we already had working batteries in those sizes. Fourth, my husband says the good batteries we have will quit discharging as quickly because of the way they were previously haphazardly stored. (For the record, I know next to nothing about electricity and discharging batteries.)
In short, this item will save us time, hassle, and money, making this item well worth its $11, at least to me and my husband.
I intend to store this battery holder in a cabinet and would personally not recommend hanging this item on a wall with the included screws because at least some of the batteries are loose and would likely fall out. That said, maybe if the battery compartments were fuller than mine, the batteries would not be so loose. (Note: For those of you store your batteries in the refrigerator or even in the freezer, I have not tested this organizer in either.)
Nonetheless, for people who are trying to get organized–maybe trying to organize their junk drawer?–I would recommend this item. If you are interested in purchasing this Ohuhu battery organizer and removal tester for yourself from Amazon, click here. You can also check out my condensed review of this and other items on Amazon by clicking here. (I would appreciate your clicking on the “Helpful” button if you see my review and find it helpful.)
Are your batteries organized? Do you use a tester to sort through your batteries periodically?