Just like any other space in the home, you will want to manage and organize your medicine cabinet. Today, let’s look at how to organize your medicine cabinet. It is easy to overlook this area in your home, but doing so can be deadly. You would not want to give or take in the wrong medication.

As you are organizing, declutter and toss anything that is expired or no longer useful.

For safety, it  is important to always keep these items out of the reach of small children. A locked cabinet is an excellent way to do so. Also, keep the Poison Control Center phone number handy in this area, in case of accidental ingestion.

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MEDICINE CABINET

How to Organize your Medicine Cabinet:

Your first step in organizing this area is to take everything out of the cabinet and start sorting it into categories. You may have sinus medicines, allergy medicines, pain medicines, prescriptions, cough medicines, vitamins, etc. Set them all out on a countertop so, you can decide how much you need to store.

Next you declutter. Toss anything that has expired or is no longer useful.

As with any organizing method, using up every inch of space is ideal for optimum storage. To do so, you’ll want to measure your space and decide how best to use it. I decided to use stackable plastic drawers for dry medicines, such as tablets.

In my medicine cabinet, we store first aid items, also. So, I’ll be posting a few photos of some organization ideas for those items, too. For better organization, I have labels I printed and placed on each drawer for clarity.

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MEDICINE CABINET

Unfortunately, my label maker died just prior to this, so I simply printed these labels from my printer. I use my stackable drawers to store “dry” tablet medicines, not the liquid variety. Also, removing excess packaging is a must for first aid items, as long as they are easily identifiable. For example, I store the bandaids loosely in their designated drawer.

Do not remove items from boxes that you cannot easily identify. For example, one white tablet can look the same as any other white tablet, so keep these in the original boxes. 

For my larger items that will not fit in drawers, I decided to use a labeled plastic container. I keep vitamins and supplements here mostly, but as you can see, my cough syrup is too bulky for the drawers, so I have it here.

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR MEDICINE CABINET

I also keep plastic medicine cups and a pill clutter here. The red zipper pouch above is a first aid carrying case for travel. We use ours to carry our medicines when we take overnight trips.

I have a separate plastic bin for topical skin medicines and wraps. Here we keep anything that you do not ingest but apply to the skin. I have a few braces in here, also. 

I keep our prescription medications in a hard to access area, out of sight of the kids, so I didn’t include a photo. As stated before, always exercise precaution if you have children in the home.

Bonus Tip: For prescription medications, I have started writing the purpose/ailment for each medicine directly onto the prescription bottle label. This way I can see what purpose the prescription serves. For example, I have a migraine medicine that I rarely have to use. I write “migraine” on the bottle label (using an ink pen) just in case I forget what the medicine is for. This can be very useful if you need to request refills, also.

Some medicines, such as gummy vitamins, have the appearance of candy. You want to be sure children cannot easily ingest them. Talk to your children about medicine safety. 

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