Battery Storage and Organisation

In our house we have a junk drawer.  I say A junk drawer but I am sure there are more than one.  This particular one has been bugging me for weeks.  It is in a central area of our house and has beome a dumping ground for everything that does not belong somewhere else.  The biggest culprit of drawer cluttering were random batteries!  I had “swooped” on the clever idea to use a tackle box to sort and contain batteries from a blog post from the ever organising Bowl Full Of Lemons.

So off I went to one of my favourite “dollar” store (The Reject Shop for those that want specifics) and found a large, sturdy plastic “tackle box” for a whole $5.   I loved that the compartments inside the tackle box were adjustable with little plastic dividers.  I simply sorted the batteries by type. Labelled each compartment and …..

There you have it!

My tip for finding the right container is look for one with a depth of more than 4.5cm.  This size is typical of a “tackle box” found in hardware or fishing stores.  The plastic “craft storage boxes” are not as deep or sturdy.

Apparently if you store your batteries in the Fridge they will last longer too!


The PROJECT LIFE Storage Carry All

Ok so that is a really long blog post title.  But their were just not enough words to express how much I love my new storage for “Project Life.”  You can read all about what Project Life is HERE I warn you though, it will change your life!!!

This project was on my To Do List!  After Our massive throw all space declutter I got read of all my other scrapbooking pieces!  Yes you read it right “Project Life” remains but scrapbooking has gone!  Don’t worry I didn’t throw all those paper goodies out I kindly donated it to my classroom!  There will be some very lovely collaged pictures coming home this year! Since my new Project Life Kit arrived in January I have been struggling to find the right storage solution  for all the bits and pieces.  Last year I stored them in a small plastic container but this year I had two kits to try and contain!!!  It has been living in the throw all space but that had to change.

When in doubt of how to store something…….HEAD TO IKEA!

A warning first…..before going to IKEA be prepared and know exactly what you want! I needed

  • Something sturdy with dividers
  • ONE container that could hold lots of bits and pieces
  • Something easy enough to move from one place to another 
  • A solution that was practical but looked good too!

…..and there it was!  In the kitchen department.  A Cutlery Tray.  Dividers, a handle, large enough to hold everything and small enough to carry!  PERFECT! So drum roll please…..

It is so perfect!  The front divider is big enough for photos, the back one for the larger cards and the sides for journalling cards!  I could even fit my stamp pad and pen! I finally have an organised, practical and inexpensive place to store the memory making kit that has changed our lives!