How to organise your medicine cabinet

Organising your medicine cabinet makes it easy to find everything when someone’s sick. Get rid of clutter and easily top up supplies so you always have them on hand.

When you or someone in the house is unwell, the last thing you want to do is to rummage around looking for the right medication in the middle of the night. Or worse still, not be able to find a good sized bandaid for a grazed knee!

Keeping your medicines and first aid supplies organised means you can find them when you need them. I like using clear storage so I can see everything at a glance and top supplies up when they’re running low.

Video on Instagram: Watch me set up and organise my family’s medicine cabinet on Instagram, showing what storage and labels I use. 

How to organise your medicine cabinet

1.

Take all items out of the cupboard and wipe cabinet clean with multi-purpose spray and a cloth

2.

Toss out all expired items! Many pharmacies offer specialised bins for the safe disposal of medicines.

3.

Open the packets to check how many are left so you can add to your shopping list to stock up where needed. (This avoids opening your box of cold and flu tablets only to find there are no night ones left!)

4.

Group your items into categories like medication, first aid, bandages, children’s medication and vitamins. You may like to store your repeat prescriptions in the cabinet/drawer as well.

5.

Store each category in a storage container that is easy to access. I’m using these Clear Stackable Drawers which makes it super easy to see everything. I use a turntable to store vitamins.

6.

Label each container with the category name. Labels KEEP things organised! I’ve created a set of kitchen labels for all this storage in the kitchen, with a few designated for the medicine cabinet.

Where to store your medicines. Always store away from children. 

If you have young children, it’s a good idea to store medicines up high out of reach. Ideal places to store your medicines and vitamins include –

  • pantry
  • laundry
  • bathroom

Once your medicine cabinet is all organised, it’s a great time to top up your supplies so you’re ready for the next cold, flu or ouchie. You might like to check you have a cold pack or two in the freezer too.

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