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CHECK OUT THE BEST PLACE TO STORE BATTERIES

With semi-annual daylight savings time changes none of our wall or tabletop clocks display the same time of day. Battery-operated clocks are our generation of vintage timepieces. They tell us the time without having to look at our wrists, phones, dashboards, or screens.

They are like a backup- a reassurance that the time of day matches the sunrise or sunset. Batteries are the brains behind our wall and tabletop clocks.

I keep my batteries organized by size with this type of organizer.

THE PROBLEM

But if you are like me, with the attention span of a seven-week-old Berner puppy, this tip may work for you!

We all notice (eventually) when our clock stops ticking.

It usually presents with a brief, full-on panic moment when the clock is stuck on 8:00 am but it is only seven in the morning.

WALL CLOCK

Now, I make a mental note to replace the battery taking a glance to check the size.

ANd then I forget about ti and repeat the steps to remove the clock off the wall – just enough to see the size and how many I need.

And then …

I get sidetracked again.

BATTERY OPERATED WALL CLOCK

And I repeat this process until it is almost one of the two daylight savings in Colorado.

BEST TIP FOR BATTERY-OPERATED CLOCKS

I love my small tabletop clocks like my newest addition from Target.

. This is my newest addition, but over time I forget the small clocks and rationalize that in in six months, the time display will be correct.

And then I realized there was valuable storage space behind the clocks. And this article suggests batteries be stored at room temperature so I was not depleting the energy source!

Here are a few additional tips I found from Frankenmuth Clocks.

GOLD FINISH TABLE CLOCK

This is how I manage my batteries and the wall clocks that desperately want to get their tick-tock back in check.

BEST TIP FOR BATTERIES

Now I tape a battery (ies) behind the clock. So when the guest room clock stops ticking I do not have to run around the house searching for a battery. It is a battery backup hiding behind the wall clock or tabletop clock. It is a great way to always have a battery backup.

BATTERIES TAPED TO BACK OF CLOCK WITH PAINTER'S  TAPE

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And here are a few tips for adjusting to daylight savings.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Laura – how long does it take for you to remember to replace the back-up batteries once you use them? 😉
    Sheila
    PS – it’s a great idea, I would have to figure out how to put quite a few batteries in place because I would never remember to replace the replacement ones. 🙁

  2. Clever! I finally got one of those battery caddies when we moved. It doesn’t hold all of them but it holds most of them and then I replace as it empties out.

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