Would it be too cheesy to say that it's "just what the Dr. ordered."? Ha ha ha...oh well, too late now!
Our medicine cabinets are the first place we might look when we need pain relief or soothing comfort, but can also be the last place we think to organize. A medicine cabinet that is orderly is not only easier to use, it is safer as well.
-Medications need to be sorted regularly. If you use a lot of medications or vitamins, try to check expiration dates at least twice a year.
-Use zipper seal baggies to hold loose items such as cotton balls or gauze pads.
-For extra credit - you could hang a list on the inside of the cabinet that shows medications taken regularly, any drug allergies, and poison control numbers.
-I recently discovered that the Police department of my city, Bothell, participates in a safe drug recycling program. You can bring in your no-longer-wanted or expired prescriptions, ointments, and over-the-counter meds and they will safely recycle them. This is a great resource to look for in your local area. I tested out this method last week and it was a very simple solution!
Do you have an empty Amazon Box? Use that box to donate! This is a great way to make donating your unused, no-longer-loved items simple. With this new program, customers can reuse their online shipping boxes. Simply fill your Amazon box with items you want to donate to Goodwill.
So, here is the challenge....find 3 items you no longer want in your space and find a way to donate them. Try out this new Amazon program, drop it off at another local charity, or use a gifting community. Just get those items out of your space! Good luck! I would love to hear what things you find to donate.
I wanted to share a smart idea I discovered recently.
Remembering to replace the liner in your trash can after you remove the full one is almost as difficult as removing the trash! What if you put in more than one?? Pre-lining the can with multiple liners never occurred to me before.
Who is going to give this a try with me?
Are there things sitting in purgatory on your countertops, or maybe in a pile on the table, or the floor? New stuff we bring into our spaces are especially likely to become clutter because they have no home. Christmas gifts, I'm lookin' at you...
Make a decision TODAY (yes, right now!) about where you want the item to live. Then you will be able to find it again when you need it.
I would love to hear about the decision you make today!
The bathroom is typically one of the smallest rooms in the home, yet the one that is used every day, possibly by many people. Organizing bathroom drawer and cabinet spaces will save everyone time and energy. Who couldn't use more of that?!
Begin by emptying all spaces and throwing out any expired items. Thoroughly wipe down all cabinet and drawer surfaces. Sort items into like categories such as these:
-Perfumes and body fragrances
Once all of the items are grouped, it is easier to see the total overall size of space they will require. You can find drawer and cabinet storage bins to keep the items together and ready for when you need them.
I have included a couple of pics of my favorite inexpensive bins to use from (where else?)...IKEA! Isn't everything more fun with a label?
What is your favorite way to contain your bathroom supplies? I would love to hear about it in the comments.