For my Mothers Birthday this past year, I really wanted to surprise her with something. She is a neat freak.
Almost Definitely OCD.
I knew what I wanted to do… Organize her medicine cabinet. Honestly, I did not take before pictures (this was before the idea of a blog ever crossed my mind) But just imagine a 3 shelved closet with stuff EVERYWHERE! And everything inside old cabinet dividers. I think my mom just never thought it was possible to really organize it all effectively.
I found all kinds of stuff everywhere. Alot of old expired medicine. THROW OUT OLD EXPIRED MEDICINE PEOPLE! I even as far as to write in blue sharpie marker on all of the pain med bottles with their expiration date.
I found things for the dogs in 4 different places. There. was. stuff. everywhere!
I started this with making lists. What did we have in our cabinet that could be grouped together?
Here’s what I came up with:
- Nose, Ears, Eyes
- Stomach and Heartburn Relief
- Pain Relief
- Ointments and Thermometers
- Cold and Sleep Medicine
- Hair products
- Bath and Misc.
- First Aid
- Grandmas Stuff
- Nail supplies
- Sunscreen and other suncare products
- Hotel toiletries (my mom has some weird obsession)
- Girl Stuff
- Face stuff
(The dog stuff ended up being put in a container in a whole separate cabinet)
I went to the dollar store and bought somewhere around 16-18 containers in all different sizes for like $20! Everything is legit $1 at this Dollar Store. Awesome! Got them all in blue since its my Moms favorite color
…..Here’s how I was able to organize it…..
I also got two cute mason jars for the cotton balls and Q-Tips.
Oh and I filed this under Girl Stuff because I’m pretty sure no men enjoy organizing a medicine cabinet. Or maybe I’m just sexist 😉
Sometimes I just stare at it. Its all so organized and neat now. Just like I like it!