It’s important to keep your medicine cabinet organized so you can find what you need without too much trouble. Learn how to organize a medicine cabinet with ease in this post.
Whether you have a large or small medicine cabinet, there can be times when it seems like you can’t find anything. Vitamins are falling out while you search for the ibuprofen and that bottle of fish oil has been in there forever. It’s time to start fresh and organize your medicine cabinet.
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First things first, you want to take the time to remove everything from the cabinet and purge anything that is expired or you’re no longer taking. If you have a cluttered cabinet, you may be surprised at how many expired medications are in there. You want to dispose of all medication properly.
Create an Area for Cold and Flu Medications
Ugh. It’s 3 AM and your child is coughing and has a fever. Do you really want to spend 10 minutes looking for medicine? Create an area in your medicine cabinet for cold and flu medications. If your child is young enough to need children’s medicine, create a separate bin for adult medicine.
Store Extra Medication in the Back
If you have extra medication, you want to store it behind the bottle you’re currently taking. Remember, first in, first out. This helps ensure that your medicines don’t expire. It also helps prevent having several bottles open at once.
Have a Bin for Each Person
If multiple people use the medicine cabinet, have a separate bin for each person. You may even want to put a label on the front so that it’s easy to determine which belongs to who.
Purchase a Medicine Cabinet Organizer
There are several medicine cabinet organizers to choose from. You can find ones that stack your medicine so that it’s easier to see what you have. There are ones that go inside the door. Find one that fits your cabinet and needs.
Use Magnetic Containers
If you have a metal medicine cabinet above your sink, create your own medicine cabinet organizer by adding some magnetic containers. You can usually find these in the office supply section of many Dollar Tree stores or in the kitchen section of stores that carry a large variety of cooking tools. While the intended purpose may be to store office supplies or spices, you can also use these for hair ties, dental floss, and whatever other small items you keep in your medicine cabinet.
Make It Pretty
This may sound silly, but you’re more apt to keep a pretty space looking pretty. If you have an old medicine cabinet, remove the shelves and add a piece of contact paper to make the cabinet look prettier. You can also use pretty bins for organizing your medicine. If the cabinet is really old and dated, don’t be afraid to spray paint the area to give it a fresh new look.
Your medicine cabinet doesn’t have to be a mess. You can do a few easy things to make it easier to find the medicines you need when you need them. Whether it’s your morning vitamins or medicine for your sick child, you won’t have to hunt for what you need.
To make this process easier on you, download the free Organized Medicine Cabinet Checklist. This checklist will walk you through the process so you can always find what you’re looking for in your medicine cabinet.
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