When my husband and I were first married, there were many times when I went looking in the kitchen “stuff” drawer for the right battery, only to find out that we didn’t have the right size battery or the rechargeable batteries were completely dead. Since then, we’ve gotten more organized. We have dedicated battery storage, and battery chargers that can recharge nearly every type of battery – even alkaline (if you’re careful), specialty rechargeable batteries, and batteries that are mostly dead. We have battery adapters that will let you use AA batteries in place of C and D batteries in a pinch.
For Christmas last year, my husband’s parents gave us a heavy duty storage case stocked with long life alkaline batteries. (If you’re reading this, thank you grandma and grandpa!) My husband, August, did a ton of research to find the best battery chargers and rechargeable batteries to keep in our emergency supplies (and for everyday use), so I asked him to put together a post sharing what he found out. [Read more…]