You change your smoke alarm batteries at certain times of the year, right? Often when the time change occurs, we take the steps to insure the safety of our families by changing those batteries. But, when do we take a few minutes to clean out our medicine cabinet?
How about NOW!?!
The new year is a perfect time to clean out the medicine cabinet. For me, that is an area that is actually a very tiny space in our kitchen cupboards. It is the most logical place for a medicine “cabinet” because, well nothing else would fit there! Thankfully, we recently cleaned out our medicine cabinet because we moved but you don’t want to know how bad it was prior to the move. I mean I found empty boxes, expired medicine, and even some things I had forgotten about. It was a cluttered mess!
Thanks to Nature Made, I have some tips for you that will get your medicine cabinet organized for the new year!
Medicine Cabinet Makeover Tips:
Check Expiration Dates: Make sure to look for the expiration date on prescription and over-the counter medicines, as well as your vitamins. Expiration dates should be clearly marked on the product label or bottle. If a vitamin product is past its expirationdate, some of the nutrients may not meet their labeled potency. Toss out items that are expired but do not flush vitamins or other supplements. For more information on how to properly dispose of expired items, visit http://www.epa.gov/aging/docs/disposal-meds-flyer.pdf.
Restock With High Quality Items: It’s important to restock your shelves with high quality brands recommended by health care professionals or those that have been tested and verified by credible third-party sources such as USP. The USP Verified Seal tells you that a product has been independently verified for quality, purity, strength and disintegration. Always remember to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about a specific product or dosage.
Group Like Items Together: The key to an organized medicine cabinet is to put the items you reach for mostfrequently front and center. Most often vitamins and supplements are recommended once-daily so they should be positioned for easy access. Additionally, make sure vitamins and supplements in adult dosages are kept out of reach of little ones if there are children in the house.
One other thing that I have always done that is a throwback to nursing is that I always take a sharpie and write the expiration dates on the top lid. This way I can easily see before opening when it is set to expire. Knowing you can go to your medicine cabinet and grab what you need without worry about expiration date is a huge relief!
I encourage you to take those simple steps to get your medicine cabinet in control and take the first step to health and wellness this year.
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