A few weeks ago I was going through all of our random electronics (refer to this post) and I realized that we haven’t been using our rechargeable batteries. We don’t go through a ton of batteries on a regular basis, but having S. has seemed to add to our battery usage even though I try to limit the number of battery operated toys that she has. I don’t know why I haven’t been using rechargeable batteries recently, it is just something I haven’t thought of in a while.
We already have some rechargeable AA batteries and a charger for them, but we don’t have an AAA batteries or an AAA battery charger so I went ahead and ordered a new charger that could charge both AA and AAA batteries and I also ordered a pack of 8 AAA batteries. It seems that a lot of the toddler toys use AAA batteries. There were a few cheaper options available, but I read quite a few reviews and decided to go with this charger:
The charger came with four AA batteries and cost $13.97 and the eight AAA batteries cost $17.99. While this is an initial investment of $31.96, hopefully in the long run it will save us money on batteries and just as important, it will keep other batteries out of the landfill. This brings my “Green My Routine” fund down to $249.05 (if you don’t know what I am talking about please refer to this post).