Time to Clean the Medicine Cabinet

My bathroom often gets overlooked when it comes time to organize. After all, everything can be contained behind cabinet doors and in drawers so is there really a need to organize this part of my home? Yes there is, if for no other reason than to make sure you are not using old and out dated medicines for your family. Usually outdated medicines are simply not as effective but in some cases they can become toxic so it’s important to clean them out regularly.

The medicine chest is the best place to start, take everything out and as you do, check expiration dates and toss what has expired. In my house we also have a problem of empty boxes and containers being returned to the shelf instead of getting tossed, time to get rid of those as well!

Wipe down the shelves and the inside of the medicine cabinet. The bathroom is not the best place to store medications, they really need to be stored in a cool, dry location so toss all of your medicine in a basket or other container and find room for it somewhere else. If you have children the safest place to store your medicines might be on a shelf in the closet of your bedroom. There they will be safely away from curious little ones.

If you relocate your medicines you can use the medicine cabinet for other things like make up or hair products. Make sure you go through those as well, toss anything you don’t use, no reason to have it clutter up the bathroom if you are not going to use it. For my makeup I use an old silverware tray, it fits in the drawer perfectly and allows me to sort my makeup instead of tossing it all in one bin and having to dig through it every day.

If you are short on storage look for creative ways to store things. Hair appliances like blow dryers and curling irons can hang from cup hooks either on the wall or inside a cabinet. Group the items you use every day in a pretty basket and put it on the countertop if space is at a premium in the cabinet.

Also look around your house for shelves or other items that can be put to use in the bathroom. Anything you do to organize your bathroom will make the morning rush go a little bit smoother.