Ready to get all of your medicines and first aid supplies organized? Try out my system for a medicine cabinet organizer.
With this month’s declutter challenge, I’ve been attacking each space, one at a time. Even though I set up a system for organizing our medicine cabinet, it wasn’t functioning right. So I put it on the calendar and got to work. It didn’t take much time at all and it’s much more functional.
How to Organize Medicine Cabinet
There are lots of different ways to organize your medicine cabinet. What works for you, might not be the best situation for someone else. This was the way that I organized before:
It took up a lot more space than it needed to and was in the corner of our laundry room. I knew I wanted to change it but wasn’t quite sure what to do. A trip to a few stores led me to a good solution for our family.
Medicine Cabinet Organizer
To do what I did, here’s what you need:
- 3 Drawer Organizer– I used 2. These organizers come in so handy for all kinds of spaces.
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker, optional
- Transfer Tape
- How to make labels tutorial – simple step by step of how to create vinyl labels
- Travel First Aid Kit – this comes in handy for trips. It’s cute and functional!
The process to making our medicine cabinet more functional didn’t take much time. Here’s how to do it:
- Decide the best place to hold your medicine in one central location. For our home it’s in our laundry room. Clear the space completely before moving on to the next step.
- Gather all of the medicines and first aid supplies from throughout your house. Sort into groups of keep and get rid of.
- Each household has different needs (some will need more space than others), you’ll need to identify what your family needs. I made 6 drawers of common meds and then some additional containers to hold things like sunscreen, essential oils and more.
- Create labels and adhere to drawers using my how to make labels tutorial.
What to do with Expired Medicine
One question that was asked as I shared this on Instagram was what to do with expired medicine. While over the counter medicine should be fine to throw away once expired, prescription medicine needs to be handled with care.
There is a lot of good information from the FDA on how to properly dispose of medicine.
Note: there are a few medicines that can be flushed.
Other Organizing Posts
This isn’t my first post about organizing. Check out these posts too: