August 5, 2013

Organizing Dilemma Solved: Medications

We just moved into our house about seven months ago.  It has been a continual process to get everything like we would like for it to be and to find a place for all of our stuff.  Some days it seems like we will never be completely settled. But then comes the satisfaction of seeing little projects completed and watching everything come together.

One of our recent easy projects was hanging up some wire door shelving.  Ok, there was no “we” in this project.  Hubby hung the shelving without my help.  😉  I’m pretty sure we didn’t buy this shelving.  I think it was something that we had in our garage waiting to be used.  If we had purchased it, we might have bought a piece big enough for the entire door.

After my hubby hung the shelving, I wondered what I would use it for.  I could put spices on it, but then again, I like my spices being in the cabinet next to the stove.

I looked around a bit in our cabinets and then decided I would try out our medicines on these shelves.  We have our medicine shoved in a corner cabinet of the kitchen.  It is functional, but I keep looking in that cabinet and trying to figure out how I could better organize it.  I’ve thought about using $1 clear plastic shoeboxes and small plastic bins.  I just couldn’t come up with a solution.  I figured I could put them on these door shelves and if I didn’t like it, I could always move the medicine back in the kitchen cabinet.


Before organizing

Here is the before picture.  As you can see, everything is in one big dark corner cabinet. There are kids’ medicines, some pain meds, and prescriptions.  I couldn’t stand this cabinet.

After organizing

After organizing

And here is the after picture.  I was concerned about the bottles falling through the bigger openings on the sides but that hasn’t been a problem.  I put all of the kids’ medicines on one shelf.  I put more frequently used meds on the bottom – paid meds, prescriptions, antacids, etc and put the less used items on top.

So far I am liking this new organizing system!  I know that everything can’t be done at once.  Finding systems that work and getting settled into a home take time.  I’ll try to be content as we journey through this process.

How do you store your medicines?




2 Responses to “Organizing Dilemma Solved: Medications”
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    I love this idea – I pinned the after pic to my organizing board on pinterest!

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    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy

    Thanks Danelle. This one has a lot of pins. I guess I need to do more posts on organizing. 🙂

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