An Organized Medicine Cabinet: How Can I Organize My Medicine Cabinet?
Organized Medicine Cabinet
Make sure you check out part 1 of our blog from last week on how to declutter your medicine cabinet.
Special Note: Your bathroom is not the best place to keep medications, as the heat and moisture from the shower can speed their deterioration. A better choice is to keep them in a cool, dark, dry place such as in a linen closet or kitchen cabinet. If you have children, you may want to select something you can lock.
Organized Medicine Cabinet Tips
Now that you have everything you need, let’s put it back organized!
First, take the time to give your medicine cabinet a good clean if it’s been a while. You will want to store things you use frequently such as toothpaste, deodorant, razors, and tweezers. If you use it daily, put it here!
Establish categories for all of your items: grooming, skincare, haircare, etc. If you have a lot of items, you may want to use a lazy Susan with items you most frequently use.
Plan on going through your medicine cabinet each year for a thorough cleaning and decluttering.
From this point forward, label all of your medicines if they aren’t clearly labeled. Most prescriptions should be labeled, but if you have something like a cream the box will have that information. Most times that is recycled, so make sure you label and include: name, drug, date, and what it used for.
You also may wish to label inside your medicine cabinet as well.
Back-Up for Emergencies
If there is a medicine that you take regularly, are you prepared for an emergency? Most medicine I take seems to last about a year. Get an extra prescription to keep in your emergency bag in case you need to leave town due to a natural disaster or something. If you would have to relocate, it may take time to get a doctor and receive a new prescription. This way you will be prepared. Check your medicine and if it is near expiration, swap out with a newer bottle.
Have a place where you keep your prescriptions. With the ease of smartphones, I also suggest taking a picture so you have a copy as well.
Takeaways for an organized medicine cabinet:
- Properly dispose of any expired medicines. Community giveback programs are the safest;
- Keep your medicine cabinet stocked with the basics and check annually to remove anything opened and unused after a year;
- Organize your medicine cabinet with what you use daily and create categories to find easily.
How will you organize your medicine cabinet?
Go out clear the clutter to create the life you choose, deserve and desire!
DIY Options to Clear Clutter
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