Is your medicine in cabinets and drawers all over the house? When you wake up with a fever and sore throat do you find that it’s nearly impossible to find cough drops or medicine that is not expired? Need a bandaid but you can only find every size but the one you want? Medication and items that you use when you are injured or not feeling well are easy to organize with these 4 simple steps.
How to Organize Medicine
- Gather – Gather all your medicine, thermometers, heating pads, essential oils and anything else you use to make your self feel better when you are sick or injured.
- Sort & Categorize – Sort through medications, discard what is expired or you no longer use and put all other items in categories. Depending on the needs in your home your categories will be different. You may separate in large categories such as adult medication, kid medication, first aid, etc or you can be specific. Specific categories include individual categories of medication. Cold/flu, stomach, pain, cough/throat, etc are all examples of specific categories.
- Contain – Contain your categories and decide what containers are best for your space.
A first aid box is important in all homes. This is the one that I have and it fits more than enough first aid items.
Clear plastic containers are good for medicine because you can see what you have and can wipe out spills. Depending on your space you will want to use containers with lids to allow for stacking or containers without lids.
I use a variety of containers in my medicine cabinet including clear turn tables/lazy susans.
There are many options for storing essential oils too.
- Label – Once your items are contained you can put them on the shelves and label the containers so everyone can easily return items to the proper location.
Yes, it’s really as simple as gather, sort & categorize, contain and label.
I’d love to see before and after photos of your medicine cabinet. Don’t forget to share them.
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