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!