We all know and love them. Whether they are busy powering your remote so you can pause a movie while you run to the bathroom or keeping that ugly (but blessedly distracting!), light-up, singing toy working for your little one – they really are an invaluable part of our day-to-day lives.
But, aside from their ability to make life more comfortable and entertaining, there are certain batteries that go above and beyond that and have life saving capabilities.
I was recently reminded of this when I left one of the burners on our stove on before going to bed. I had just finished cleaning our cast iron pan and was drying it out on the burner on low and completely forgot about it. Luckily our smoke detector (powered by it’s trusty 9 volt Energizer battery!) was there to remind me.
By the time I ran to turn it off, there was definitely some smoke happening, but it could’ve been much worse and I am thankful to know that I can depend on my batteries to not crap out when I need them the most.
I’ll admit that I sometimes skip the good batteries in favor of cheaper ones for things I don’t care about (i.e. that distracting, light-up toy that I’m secretly hoping the batteries die out on, because it’s so obnoxious), but I never compromise on the most important batteries – the ones I depend on for my safety and the safety of my family.
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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