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RTM prevents leaky batteries in my daughter's toys

chris.daida says:
My daughter has a lot of alkaline battery-operated toys, and she's lost more than I care to remember because of batteries that had begun to leak. The toys are easy to neglect because they all have battery doors secured by a screw making them a hassle to check.

Now, whenever I install a set of batteries in anything, especially my daughter's toys, I make a priority 1 task in RTM with a 1-month reminder to check the batteries. When the task reminder goes off, I know that it's been a month since the batteries were installed, and they need to be checked ASAP.

Thanks to RTM, we've stopped having to throw out any battery-operated gadgets.
Posted at 9:58pm on April 17, 2012
janvanderploeg says:
Ah, I'm gonna implement that one. Thanks for the tip.
Posted 5 years ago
raymond.bergmark Power Poster says:
Or you could buy better quality batteries, checking every month seems like a hassle. Good ones should last for years.
Posted 5 years ago
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
Hi Chris,

I just wanted to let you know that you're this week's Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner. We've upgraded your Remember The Milk account to have a free year of Pro. :)
Posted 5 years ago
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