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Medicine Cabinet Organization Tips
The colder months are coming and that means my family has to protect ourselves from germs and focus on building our immunity. We also need to be prepared and keep our medicine cabinet stocked so we don’t have to worry about last minute, middle of the night trips to the drugstore when someone isn’t feeling well. Today I am going to share my best tips for medicine cabinet organization and what wellness products I’m stocking up on this fall.
Our medicine cabinet was a disaster zone. We had all of our medications, vitamins and first aid items stashed in a couple of plastic bins in one of our kitchen cabinets.
Every time I needed to find a bandage or pain relief medication I had to sort through a bin of bottles and boxes of medications.
I decided our medicine cabinet needed an organizational overhaul. If your medicine cabinet needs a makeover too, follow my advice:
Get everything out in the open
Go around the house, bathroom and medicine cabinet and gather everything together. Go through each medication and make a pile of everything that is expired or that you don’t need anymore.
Don’t throw these unwanted medications away or flush them down the toilet. Take them to your local pharmacy for disposal or advice on how to dispose of them.
Next, take what you have leftover and group like-items together like pain medication, allergy relief and vitamins.
Take inventory of what you need and add it to your shopping list
Since winter is on the way I wanted to make sure my family has everything we need in case someone gets sick before we need it. I headed to my local Fred Meyer stock up on all our wellness needs.
First things first, the best way to prevent the spreading of germs is to wash your hands. I bought a new package of Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash for our kitchen sink area.
Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash is antibacterial and kills 99.99% germs. It’s America’s #1 soap * (*based on unit sales of soap products in last 52 weeks scanned data) I love the pear scent.
Breathe Right Extra Clear Nasal Strips
These strips provide relief for congestion and reduce snoring caused by nighttime nasal congestion. Breathe Right is drug free and safe to use with any sleep medication.
How it works: Within each Breathe Right strip are flexible, “spring-like” bands. On the underside is a special adhesive that, when placed properly on the nose, gently sticks to the area right above the flare of each nostril. As the bands attempt to straighten back to their original shape, they gently lift the sides of the nose and open the nasal passages, providing immediate and continual relief.
The clear Breathe Right Nasal Strips work the same way the original tan ones do. They are made of a slightly different material which make them a great option for anyone with dry or sensitive skin.
Halls are the perfect way to soothe a sore throat. Halls Honey Lemon is my favorite flavor. It helps soothe scratchy throats and suppress coughs.
Kleenex is one of those products that you can never have too much of. Stock up now and you’ll be glad you did. One tissue is all you need!
Theraflu gives you powerful relief without a prescription. It defeats sore throat, nasal congestion, fever, cough, headache and body aches.
TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe Caplets
Tylenol® is the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand. The convenient caplets tackle your tough cold and flu symptoms by clearing congestion, quieting coughs and relieving head and body aches. For adults and children 12 years and older. Use only as directed.
Once you are stocked up on everything you need it’s time to figure out the best way to store it.
Contrary to popular belief the bathroom is not the best place to store your medications. The bathroom has frequent temperature changes due to people taking showers so it isn’t the best place for you medications.
Instead, store your medicines, vitamins and in a cool dry place in your pantry to help keep things fresh.
I bought some organizational items to help keep all our supplies organized.
I bought two double tiered rotating shelves to put in the pantry. I can place everything on the rotating shelves and then all I have to do is simply spin it to find what I am looking for.
I placed first aid items like bandages and the thermometer in a small plastic box in the pantry.
To make things easier I bought a portable pill box for all my daily medications and vitamins. I stock it up for the week and then store the bigger bottles on the rotating shelves.
Now that I have everything totally organized and stocked up I have total peace of mind as we enter the winter months.
How are you prepping for germ season? Check out these other great tips from bloggers and don’t forget to stock up on wellness products on your next trip to Fred Meyer.
Breathe Right- Read and follow label directions
Dial – © The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company
* Based on unit sales of soap products in last 52 weeks scanned data
Halls- HALLS Cough Drops temporarily soothe sore throats
Kleenex- ® Registered Trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. © KCWW.
Theraflu- Read and follow label directions. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use products only as directed.
TYLENOL® – Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2016. Use only as directed.
The makers of TYLENOL® remind you to use only one medicine with acetaminophen at a time