Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by Andrew Conkling
There's nothing worse than having a leaky battery ruin a toy or gadget, and anyone with a lot of batteries around — technophiles, parents, technophile parents? — will understand that it's easy for some to get neglected.
This week's tip, shared by chris.daida, reminds you to check your batteries often.
My daughter has a lot of alkaline battery-operated toys, and she's lost more than I care to remember because of batteries that had begun to leak. The toys are easy to neglect because they all have battery doors secured by a screw making them a hassle to check.
Now, whenever I install a set of batteries in anything, especially my daughter's toys, I make a priority 1 task in RTM with a 1-month reminder to check the batteries. When the task reminder goes off, I know that it's been a month since the batteries were installed, and they need to be checked ASAP.
Thanks to RTM, we've stopped having to throw out any battery-operated gadgets.
Thanks for sharing this tip, chris.daida! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.
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