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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Replacing old batteries

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.

Bob checks the batteries in his gadgets

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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