Organizing your medicine cabinet isn’t just about making it look nice—it’s about being able to find what you need quickly and easily, which will save you time and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything in your medicine cabinet is up to date. Whether you use this step-by-step guide or take advice from professionals on the process, you can get your medicine cabinet organized quickly and painlessly.
CONSOLIDATE INTO ONE PLACE
Before you clean up your medicine cabinet, it’s a good idea to consolidate your medications into one place. Consolidating the medication in the house can help make everything more accessible and easier to keep track of when refilling prescriptions. It’s also helpful to set dates on your calendars as reminders when it is time to refill an existing prescription. You don’t want to find yourself running out of medication just because you forgot to refill a week ago! While you’re at it, take stock of what exactly is taking up all that space in your cabinets—make sure you aren’t storing things that are expired or unnecessary.
DISCARD EXPIRED MEDICATIONS
Chances are, there are several medicines in your cabinet that are expired. If any items need replacing, add them to your shopping list and then buy them. Some items like creams might need to be wiped down. Depending on what you have in your cabinet, here are some cleaning solutions that could come in handy: old-fashioned baking soda or vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and rubbing alcohol—all of which can clean many surfaces including glass bottles, plastic containers, and stainless steel containers.
ORGANIZE BY TYPE
Start by organizing your bathroom medicine cabinet by type of medicine. Group them into categories such as pain reliever, stomach medicine, laxative, etc. Within those categories or subcategories, there are several ways you can arrange them so they stay organized and easy to find. Each group can have its own basket or shelf in the cabinet so everything is easy to find and access.
LABEL, LABEL, LABEL!
Labeling everything you can in your medicine cabinet is a great way to avoid confusion. You can add labels to each basket or shelf as well. For example, if you have several bottles of ibuprofen and acetaminophen, label them with a permanent marker to make it easy for everyone in your family to know which medicine has been opened first and should be used first. Plus, keeping everything labeled will make cleaning that much easier since you won’t have to worry about items getting disorganized over time if they are always returned to the correct bin.
While it’s important to stay organized, it’s also important not to stress out over every item in your medicine cabinet. Be sure you have a stock of all your basic medicines, but don’t worry about organizing everything right away. Instead, focus on buying one or two items each week until your medicine cabinet is filled with healthy products you actually use. It may take longer than expected, but less clutter is always better than more. If you’re interested in learning more about organization tips for a medicine cabinet, try watching some videos about the organization—you may learn a few helpful tricks! A basic search will turn up tons of results on organizing tips and tricks.
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