Now that Fall is upon us, so is cold and flu season. So far we have had 2 stomach bugs, 2 ear infections, and last night my older daughter had a fever of 104 degrees. In order to be prepared, medications need to be easily accessible. Trust me, you don’t want to be searching for children’s ibuprofen at 3 a.m. and not be able to find it! We keep our most used items in an upper cabinet in the kitchen. Today I want to share with you some easy and cheap medicine cabinet organization.
Hot Mess Before Picture
This cabinet was a complete mess. I kind of had an idea of where things were, but it would take me forever when trying to find one specific thing. There was one little white basket in there, but it held all kinds of stuff and not one category. I thought that if I can get more of those baskets, I can have one for each group of medicine that we frequently use.
Labels, Labels, Labels
Once I emptied out my cabinet and went through my medicine, I grouped them into categories. I mainly wanted to keep vitamins, Kids, Pet, and regularly used medications in this space. Other specific meds, like prescriptions and cold medicine, were relocated to our master closet. I have a space in there for all other medicines I will show you another time.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut card stock labels for the following categories: vitamins, pain & allergy, tummy, kids, first aid, and one for our dog Georgie. Also, I recently got this new Brother printer and I am SO happy with it. It prints onto card stock with no problems and the ink replacement cartridges are really cheap! Like $30 for all the colors cheap!
Set up Baskets
Once the labels were cut out, I then used a hot glue gun to attach them to the baskets. Also if you don’t have a Cameo, you can get a cute paper punch to make small labels. You can also just print them out and cut them by hand with scissors.
Easy Medicine Cabinet Organization
Once all the baskets were labeled, I began filling them with bottles and placed the baskets on the shelves.
No more wasting time searching for medicine, especially at 3 a.m. haha. Now I can easily pull an entire basket down onto the counter and look for what I need.
I’m so happy to have yet another project checked off of my Kitchen Project List! Not much left to do in there except to tackle my plastic container cabinet, organize a few drawers, and either replace or spray paint the ceiling fan. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are now inspired to organize your own medicine cabinet.
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