If any present that you have wrapped up under the tree requires batteries, it’s going to make a big difference on the day if you have a handy supply, especially when it comes to children’s toys.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying batteries;

  1. You get what you pay for.  Cheap batteries generally offer poor performance and a short lifespan so stick to the brand names you know, especially for high-drain devices like kids toys.
  2. Consider rechargeable batteries.  Surprisingly they don’t cost that much more than single use batteries and are both more cost effective and environmentally friendly than single use batteries.
  3. Dispose of your old batteries properly.  This means ensuring they don’t end up in landfill.   Some supermarkets have a recycling bin for batteries, Battery World stores across Australia can also take them off your hands, or check with recyclingnearyou.com.au for the best location to dispose of them.