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After a long and hot summer, November is here and it’s time to start thinking not only about the upcoming holidays but about all of the germs on the horizon.  Now is the time to make sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet and I’m here to help you purge, restock, and organize.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet with Labels

Organizing and stocking up on seasonal necessities now is going to give you peace of mind.

First, the Purge

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet - Empty and Purge

First, you’re going to remove everything from your medicine cabinet and check dates.  If something has expired, it needs to go.  Use caution if throwing away prescription drugs and be sure to dispose of them properly.

Next, Assess

Next, organize what’s left by category and then make a list of what you’re going to need for the upcoming germ season and assess your needs.

I threw away most of the products I had related to congestion, stuffiness, and overall seasonal discomfort so I needed to stock up on those items.

Restock

I made a trip to Kroger for some groceries and other items and decided to do my stocking-up on this trip and right now, during the month of November, there are saving to take advantage of and you’ll want to check those out here.

How to Organize your Medicine Cabinet

On this trip, I purchased Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash which is antibacterial and kills 99.9% of germs.  We tend to wash our hands a lot over the winter, especially if someone starts having a scratchy throat so I wanted something that does the job and is gentle enough to use often plus leaves our hands feeling hydrated and soft.  I also purchased Breathe Right Strips.  If you’ve never tried these they are awesome.  If you are experiencing congestion, these are a must-have.  They help you to breathe better which means you sleep better and that means you feel better.  They give instant nasal congestion relief and are drug-free.

I also purchased Kleenex Anti-Viral.  Kleenex is so gentle on your nose and you need this kind of pampering when you’re not feeling your best.  Next, I added Theraflu to my cart because it’s powerful relief without a prescription.  It defeats a sore throat, nasal congestion, chest congestion, fever, headache, body aches and more.  My medicine cabinet would never be complete without TYLENOL®.  It’s the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand and it provides immediate all day relief so you can get on with what’s important.  Oh, and last, but never least, Halls Cherry.  My purse and medicine cabinet are almost never without a pack of these.  Anytime I have a scratchy throat, this is my first go-to for soothing relief.

Organize

Now, we’re ready to organize.  After I purged my medicine cabinet I left everything out so that I could wash the cabinet down thoroughly and then organize.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

I bought some plastic containers to hold smaller items keeping them all together according to the category.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet - a label maker is your best friend!

I then made labels, one must have labels, to mark where everything is in the medicine cabinet.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

Labels are key to finding what you need when you need it.  Everything in its place and a place for everything, right?

That would have been enough, but, when I was wiping down my medicine cabinet, inspiration hit and I decided to go with it.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

The cabinet’s inner doors were originally covered with tips for baby care but since my “baby” is 12, I decided I didn’t need those anymore.

Cover a medicine cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use it to keep track of medication usage, temperature readings, and inspiration!

Cover a medicine cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use it to keep track of medication usage, temperature readings, and inspiration!

Cover a medicine cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use it to keep track of medication usage, temperature readings, and inspiration!

I removed the cabinet doors and painted the interior with chalkboard paint.

Cover a medicine cabinet door with chalkboard paint and use it to keep track of medication usage, temperature readings, and inspiration!

I plan on using the doors to keep track of when medicine is taken and who took it.  That way, there’s no more trying to remember.  I will use one door to record times and the other door to write down items that need to be restocked.

How-To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

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The makers of TYLENOL® remind you to use only one medicine with acetaminophen at a time