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My kids love their gadgets. It seems that every time I turn around, another one of their blinking, noisy toys is running out of power. It causes us to go through so many batteries!
We try to teach our kids about responsible, green living, so I was really happy when I learned about Energizer EcoAdvanced batteries.
These are the first battery on the market to be produced from recycled batteries and materials. Added to that, this is Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever. You’ll be changing out the batteries LESS often and feeling better about it with this guilt-free energy. So, when that favorite robot stops talking, we have an eco-friendly way to give it energy!
Upcycled Fabric Storage Bins from Cardboard Boxes
These batteries inspired me to help my kids conserve energy by rotating out some of their toys. We chose the toys they wanted to have out and put the rest away to rotate in. I kept with the ‘something new from something old’ theme. I decided to upcycle one of our many cardboard diaper boxes into a fabric storage box. They are perfect for just about anything – and can match your decor or dress up a space!
This project is so simple. You can use any cardboard box, making it a great way to finally get your home, closet or playroom organized.
You’ll need to measure your boxes and ensure you have enough fabric. Decide if you want to do the inside walls as well as the bottom or just the outside. It’s really up to you and what you’ll be using the box for.
Tip on Fabric: Sheets can be an economical fabric or another way to upcycle by using old sheets. I had an old pair of sheets from a twin bed in our old home. We currently don’t have a twin bed, so they were just sitting in my linen closet. I decided to use the fabric for this project, knowing I’ll be able to cover a lot of boxes with the fabric.
Measure, cut and get that glue-gun warmed up. You can be as precise or as simple as you want. I take a more simple approach and just make it work, folding, shifting, cutting and gluing fabric as I go.
To finish out the boxes, I used these chalkboard labels so that I would be able to change out the box’s use.
I even created a mini storage box to store our batteries, which are always kept in a safe, out-of-reach cabinet.
It makes it easy to grab some new batteries and get the toys powered up. I think I might be making more so that I can store them by battery type. Since Energizer Eco-Advanced holds up to 12 years in storage, it is a great option to have on hand for emergencies and all household needs. These batteries come in AAA as well and I was able to find them in the battery center kiosk at my local Walmart.
This project is a great way for me to keep my kids’ toys organized, rotate them so we’re not using up too much energy and store my new Energizer EcoAdvanced batteries.
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