As moms, we want to have medicine cabinets that are organized so we can find what we need when we need it. We will learn how to organize your medicine cabinet step by step! Here are 7 tips.
#1: Organize Your Medications into Small Bins
Use small bins instead of large bottles. This allows easier access to each bottle with less hassle than trying to remove each one from its large container.
You could even use pill organizers.
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#2: Label Bins and Bottles
For all medications like cold/flu tablets; headache tablets; eye drops; acne cream etc., make sure you label every bin/bottle with its contents so there’s no confusion on which ones contain what if someone else needs to access them in an emergency.
Remember kids should not handle medication without parents’ supervision!
#3: Store First Aid Items Next to Medicines
Put some first aid items (such as bandages, pain relievers, ointments) right next to your medicine cabinet and store any other first aid stuff in drawers nearby so they’re handy when needed (such as home remedies).
#4: Clean and Scrub Cabinets Regularly
It may sound obvious but you’ll be surprised at how often some people don’t clean their medicine cabinets.
Either keep a cleaning schedule or give your cabinetry a good scrub once every month – tops.
#5: Throw Away Expired Medicine
Obviously expired medicines might not help us anymore, so throw away anything expired immediately after confirming it’s useless. Better safe than sorry!
#6: Don’t Keep Over-the-Counter Medicines With Prescription Drugs
There isn’t usually any harm in taking over-the-counter medicines but if you take prescription drugs then it’s better not to keep them together where possible just to prevent mix ups.
#7: Dispose of Unused Remnants
If you haven’t used something in ages and won’t ever do so again, dispose of it properly by either placing it in non-biodegradable garbage bags before putting out to recycle or place unused remnants in individual ziplock bags and flush down toilets.
NEVER dump old medication down sinks or sewers since most residue ends up polluting waterways through groundwater seepage.