Kick-Start Your New Year: Streamline Your Medicine Cabinet

January 24, 2011 | By | Comments (0)



One area that always seems to end up being a mess is the medicine cabinet. Whether you have multiple bottles of the same thing, or just have too much to be able to find what you're looking for quickly, taking a few minutes to streamline and organize can make a big difference the next time you're facing a headache or a cut finger.


Follow these steps to get your medicine cabinet in order.


1. Empty everything out of your medicine cabinet and check that nothing has expired. If you do find expired medicines follow these steps for getting rid of them.


2. Group medicines and first aid supplies by category. Think about how you would look for them at the drugstore, and use those categories.


3. Make a list of anything that you are missing or need to replace. Put this list in your purse so you'll have it the next time you're at the drugstore. If you're unsure of what you need, compare what you have with these checklists: Medicine Cabinet Essentials and First Aid Essentials.


4. Return everything to the medicine cabinet. To keep items together by their category use plastic bins or even plastic bags to keep them organized.


What's your strategy for keeping your medicine cabinet organized?


More organizing tips:

31 Smart, Low-Cost Home Organizing Ideas
Organizing New Uses for Old Things
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