Don’t forget to check out part 1 of my blog on how to declutter and stock up your medicine cabinet from April 29th.
Organizing Tips Medicine Cabinet
Now that you have everything you need, let’s put it back organized! While decluttering saves you a lot of time because you aren’t always looking for what you need, it’s worth it to take the time now to organize to make your life easier.
First, take the time to give your medicine cabinet a good clean if it’s been a while. Scrub or wipe down all the shelves. Don’t forget to dust the top!
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, hair care, 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. Once you do a major decluttering and organizing, maintaining your medicine cabinet is a breeze!
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. I personally am not a fan of this, but it might be the right move for you. It’s also very helpful for seniors.
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 from the Two Blogs on Decluttering and Organizing Tips Medicine Cabinet:
- Properly dispose of any expired medicines. Community give-back 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 can you properly dispose of expired meds? How can you best organize your medicine cabinet to suit your needs and lifestyle? Do any of your meds need to be clearly labeled?
Go out clear the clutter to create the life you choose, deserve and desire!
DIY Options to Clear Clutter
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