It's always a good idea to have flashlights handy in the home in case of a power outage. But did you know it's an even better idea to store your flashlight without the batteries inside? Over time, batteries left inside a flashlight can wear down, and they can corrode and destroy the metal contacts. Too much corrosion can lead to a flashlight that simply does not work. Instead, leave the batteries in their original packaging next to the flashlight, and when the time comes that you need it, just pop them in.
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