The nerd in me wants you to know that heat, light and moisture can cause the active ingredients in your medication to decompose. We do want our medicine to work when needed. Right?! So do yourselves a favor and relocate your drugs to a safe place away from extreme moisture and temperatures.
The best way to organize is to stay focused on the task at hand and try to make decisions quickly. This will be easy cause we are only dealing with lotions and potions, sort of speak! Follow these 4 simple steps and you will have a clean and organized medicine cabinet in less than 15 minutes.
- Empty | Start by taking everything out of the cabinet
- Clean | Wipe entire cabinet and shelves clean
- Sort & Purge | Go through all your products, checking expiration dates. Sort into these categories - KEEP, TOSS, RELOCATE. If you haven't used an product in a year toss it and relocate all medication to a safe place after you check the expiration dates.
- Organize | Only the items you frequently use should go back into the medicine cabinet. Everything else should be put away in long term storage under your sink or linen closet. Group like things together. Now is the time to determine if you need any additional storage solutions. A magnetic strip to hold your tweezers and bobby pins, a cup to store your toothpaste, or a small acrylic shelf to utilize vertical space.