How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet

Just like your own closet, medicine cabinets can be quite a mess sometimes, especially if you have lots of medicines stored.

These days, with the pharmaceutical industry booming, you can find a wide variety of medicines sold for different health conditions. Companies competing against one another while consumers are on the go for searching the best medicine brand to buy other there for their health problem.

You may be one of those people out there who is facing a dilemma when it comes to organizing medicines properly in the medicine cabinet. At times, when you have lots of medicines already stored, it becomes harder to find the medicine you are looking for when necessary. This could be due to a lot of different factors, such as inappropriate labeling, expired medicines piled up, and so on and so forth.

Yet despite of that, there are still ways to make your medicine cabinet organize and neat again. There is no need to spend money or hire someone to do it for you. It is very easy and you can do it in an instant. The following are some of the tips you can consider to organize your medicine cabinet well:

Color Code

Why not apply color coding method when handling your medicines? If there’s a lot in the family who is taking medicines, then try to classify each one of them according to color. You may want brands to be grouped separately or put a color on each medicine to separate them according to date and time of administration. It totally depends on you. You are the best person who knows how to color code your medicines best.

Medicine containers

A medicine cabinet can become so messy at times, especially if all the medicines aren’t placed well in separate containers.

You may want to organize your medicines according to their form by placing them in different containers. For example, all tablets will be placed in a different container and same goes with liquid medicines.

This way, it would be easier to find and pull out a medicine you need at the moment because you already know where you placed it.

These days, you can find various types of medicine containers available for sale. You can buy them in the department store or at your local drug store. You can do a DIY too if you like.

Label each container

Even though you place all your medicines in separate containers, it would still be hard to search for each if they are not labeled properly.

Don’t forget to label each container according to the categories you have made. Label each container correctly and clearly.

Labeling containers does not have to be hard and complicated. Just cut a small piece of paper, just appropriate to the size of the container, and then stick it on the front, then mark it with a pen. You can even be as creative as you would like and put some colors, stickers, and some cute decorations on the container or label to add more beauty to the space.

Clean your medicine cabinet

Make sure to clean your medicine cabinet every so often. You need to constantly check for expired or damaged medicines and throw them away right away. Of course, you also need to dispose each expired medicine properly according to the disposal instruction written on the label.

By cleaning your medicine cabinet, you need to wipe out dirt and dust. This will ensure that all your medicines remain to be in good condition.

Honestly, cleaning your medicine cabinet every so often would pose more benefits because doing so will prevent your cabinet from smelling bad, especially with expired medicines that not thrown away. Aside from that, this will keep the potency of your usable medicines.

Have enough space

While it is important to make use of the storage spaces available in your medicine cabinet, occupying the entire space without enough room for your hands to move inside would really be bothersome.

Make your medicine cabinet tidy and well organized by not stocking too many items inside, especially those that do not belong to this type of storage space. Even the way you place the containers should be taken into consideration so that they will not all look jumbled up.

If you think organizing your medicine cabinet is hard, you need to think again. Follow these simple tips and you would surely not regret it.

I am George Patt, passionate writer and technology addicted. Father of boys.

Medicinal Benefits of Honey

Honey is one of the world’s most famous substances. It is mentioned in many religious texts, including the Holy Quran, as a healing substance and really is an under appreciated natural liquid. I want to write about a few things in this article – things a bit beyond what an average person would consider questioning. One question: Is honey any different, and any better, than sugar? Second: Are there different types of this golden substance, some being healthier than others?

Honey is made up of fructrose and sucrose, at around 75%, and then various other sugars. The rest of it is other sugars, some protein, and minerals. Average supermarket variety is filtered, and many of the beneficial substances have been removed. What is boils down to is that both of my questions will lead to the same answer. Some honey, namely the raw variety, is better than others. This is where the health claims of honey are being made. Raw honey, therefore, is the type that we need to look at when we ask whether this natural sweetener is different than sugar.

Are we talking about just another sweetener, maybe even like corn syrup? Absolutely not. It is known to have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties. It has been used to treat various stomach ailments, ulcers, and has even been used as an anti-bacterial agent to treat the wounds of soldiers.

In 1989, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine contained an editorial which stated that “The therapeutic potential of uncontaminated, pure honey is grossly underutilized.” The University of Waikato’s Peter Molan writes, “The effectiveness of honey as a therapeutic agent has been unequivocally demonstrated in the literature reviewed in Part 1 of this article published in 1999, but the biochemical explanation of these effects is more hypothetical.”

There are hundreds of modern pieces of research on the beneficial effects of this golden, sweet syrup on human health. Considering how bitter the normal medicines taste, why not have great tasting honey as both a preventative practice, and as a natural treatment for conditions before resorting to other remedies.