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Declutter RX for organizing a medicine cabinet

in Home Management - Lisa Van Groningen - 3 min read
How to organize your medicine cabinet

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Looking for easy steps to organize your medicine cabinet? It may have been a while since you have taken a good look at what is inside your Rx stash. Like most of us, I included. It’s like the last thing on our minds until we end up looking for medications or vitamins.

Even though I go in my medicine cabinet daily. I still have falling pill bottles. Yes, I am your happy homemaker advocate and love cleaning and organizing. But I am also a mom and there are a few areas that need my attention as well.

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Maybe your medicine cabinet is in your vanity or in the kitchen cabinet like mine.

Today I wanted to share 5 easy steps to help you declutter a medicine cabinet in 10 mins.

Decluttering a medicine cabinet

Organizing your medicine cabinet can actually be done in a few ways.

By category

Simple 4 step category

  • pain
  • vitamins
  • cold
  • prescriptions

By type

  • Childrens
  • Adults
  • Vitamins

By Aliments

  • Cold/Flu
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Digestive health
  • Pain/Fever
  • Sleeping
  • Vitamins
  • First Aid

There is no right or wrong way. You just need categorize your medicine in a way that suits you best. Based on all the medications/prescriptions you have. This helps so that you can find items faster and reduce the chances or duplicate medications.

5 Steps to organizing your medicine closet

5 Steps to organizing your medicine closet
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Materials

  • Organizing bins
  • Clean cloth
  • Cleaning spray

Instructions

  1. Remove all medications/vitamins from your cabinet
  2. Wipe down cabinet
  3. Discard all expired medication/vitamins
  4. Categorize your medications
  5. Replace all medications back in the cabinet

Notes

Organizing hack tip: If you have your medicine cabinet in the kitchen as I do. One of the best tools to organize your medication is with a lazy susan like this one.

Best medicine organizers and storage containers

Depending on where your medicine cabinet is located or where you live. You may need a few organizers to help keep everything neat once you have taken the time to declutter.

As I mentioned above my favorite medicine cabinet organizer in my kitchen is the lazy susan. Because having all the items on it and being able to turn and see everything you have makes life so much easier.

These are also some great options:

Why you shouldn’t store your medicines in your bathroom

When most people think of a medicine cabinet or vanity. They think the bathroom. It’s common in many households as the go-to place to store their medications.

But did you know this is actual the worst place to store them.

If you have ever read the label to your medication it says store in cool dry place. Well… the bathroom is quite the opposite of that isn’t it.

In fact, the heat and moisture in your bathroom will cause your medication to be less potent and expire sooner than intended.

As a mom I prefer to store the medication in the kitchen because it keeps it in a higher place out of reach of my kids.

How to discard expired medication

After removing all the expired medication from your medicine cabinet. Look into the guideline below on what your next steps should be.

The FDA provides guidance on how to properly dispose of certain medications. To be on the safe side be sure to read them. It’s a quick read.

There are two programs though where you can give medications too.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA-authorized collector in your community

Simple Clutter RX for organizing a medicine cabinet

If you lack space to store all your medication consider relocating it. Decluttering a medicine cabinet can be a weekend warrior declutter project.

Happy medicine cabinet decluttering!!

Show off your organized cabinet and tag me on instagram #yourmomvillage

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I am your former career-driven mom turned stay at home mom of 3. Here you will find real life solutions to help you manage your home. Tips to help you organize and clean. So you can create the haven your desire while making time to do the things you love most. Check out the shop for printables!

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