Thursday, March 17, 2011

52 Weeks of Organizing - Week 11

This week I tackled the medicine cabinet/vitamins - Take 2. You may recall that I tackled the medicine cabinet 2 weeks ago. See this post here. However, I was not happy with the arrangement; it just wasn't working for me. So, here I am this week with a new and improved system for organizing all of our medicine, vitamins, and first aid supplies. It is now both organized and out of reach of our little toddler. Everything is also neatly labeled, so it should be easy to find what is needed. Here's how it went down:

1) First, I had a look at what I had and estimated how many containers I needed to buy. I picked up a couple cheap ones at Walmart. I already had most of the medicine organized into groups before this, so that made estimating the number of containers easier.
2) Next, I gathered everything into one place and figured out the best way to group things together.
3) Then, I put them into containers, making sure everything fit nicely and that I was happy with the arrangement.
4) Lastly, I took out my handy labeler and labeled away. This will make retrieval of what we need quick and easy.

Here are how the containers are labeled and organized:

1)Children & Thermometers
2) Pain Relief, Stomach, Heartburn
3) Cough, Cold, Flu, Sore Throat
4) Epipen, Allergy, Asthma, Eye Drops
5) Vitamins
6) Bandaids, Ointments, First Aid

Here are the before pictures: (some are from before I began 2 weeks ago)

Everything in one place, out of reach of children, organized & labeled. So much better!

*Linking up to 52 Weeks of Organizing Challenge here *


sm3wkl said...

Loved how you organized the medicine cabinet. I have this on my to do list and will have to keep this in mind. -MonicaB

Mary said...

Wow - looks much better! Good job!

I'm loving the 52 weeks of organization challenge - it has been so inspiring for me!

Michelle said...

Looks good...out of the reach of children is ALWAYS a good idea!

Anonymous said...

It feels so nice to see eerything organized ncely and working effectively, doesn´t it?! Nice work!

Martha (MM) said...

Looks great - I did my bathrooms shelves this past week too :-)

Mommyto3andahusky said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE LOVE your blog! I am adding you to my blog roll! And I became your newest follower/stalker! haha :)

Laura said...

That looks great! I like how you've got everything in one place easily accessible. Way to go!

DannielleSB said...

Hey Jenna! Just came over from org junkie! I did want to tell you, not to store prescription meds in the bathroom, it can render them ineffective. The best place is in the bedroom.

Nice to meet another christian mommy!

Jenna said...

Thanks, Danielle. I agree that meds should ideally not be stored in the bathroom. It can shorten their expiry date and make them less effective.Thing's the only place that works (for now). I had thought of the kitchen but not the bedroom. I do have a high top shelf in our bedroom closet that might just work. At least when I do decide to move them, they'll already be organized ;)

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