Introduction: Tic Tac Chill Battery Storage

About: Striving to live a simpler lifestyle with as little technology as possible. Buy everything used. Recycle everything you can. Convert backyard into a garden. Learn to build underground. Learn to dance.

This idea came about the other night as I'm terrible at keeping track of my rechargeable batteries. A four pack of AAA batteries costs about eleven dollars and that adds up rather quickly if you keep losing them around the house (or if you have two daughters who also lose them).

This instructable was a fluke. It just happened and when I showed my wife, she called me a geek, but a geek with a plan - kind of.

The thing is, when I saw all the batteries lined up in the Tic Tac box I immediately thought that it would make a great flashlight! Those of you who are more electronically inclined could easily run with this setup and create something amazing.

Step 1: Remove Packaging, Pop the Top.

I have to admit, the new Tic Tac box has packaging that is really easy to remove. There are no harsh adhesives that would require things like Goo Gone to clean up, which is a good thing as I'm told adhesive removers are mostly toxic to begin with.

Once the packaging is removed, just pop the top off - again, it's very easy. Kudos to Tic Tac for making it easy to handle and dismantle.

Step 2: Grab Your Batteries

Small batteries, my nemesis. You got owned.

The Tic Tac container fits eight AAA batteries snug inside. There is some room on each end of the batteries if you wanted to install or hook up some kind of device to draw power from the batteries if you wanted to make a battery pack for an iPod or a flash light. I'm happy knowing my batteries are safe in one place.

Step 3: What's Next?

Flash light? Battery pack for cellphone or iPod?