Monday, March 24, 2014

Doctor Who? Organizing in a Moment's Time.

Do you have time to get organized?  If you have 15 minutes, then YES you do! 

I constantly hear the reason for people being disorganized is that there isn’t any time to get it all done.  Here’s a little secret friends – it doesn’t have to get done all at one time. 

For today’s organizing moment, let’s look at the medicine cabinet.  If you have small children, this may be something you can do nearby while they splash in the tub.  Use commercial breaks between shows in the evening.  Sort through while you’re waiting for the shower water to warm up or the mirror to defog.

Why is it important to organize the medicine cabinet?
Ingesting some expired meds can be toxic.
If medication is organized you can clearly see what is out of stock.
Medication mix ups are common and can have serious repercussions. 

Remove any expired or outgrown medications.  (Locally, our sheriff’s department will take old medications off your hands.) 
Keep track of your first aid supplies too!
There are a couple of different ways to think about organizing what’s left—
1. Situate medications by the person (or pet) who takes them so that each family member can find their own. 
2. Separate medications by type: cold/allergy, pain relief, tummy troubles. 
Containerize using small baskets, drawer dividers, or whatever your space will accommodate and…
Label. Label. Label!

And done! 


I’d love to hear from you.  How old was the oldest medicine you found? What was it? A client and I once found decades old Mercurochrome in her “bug out” stash.  We both got a good chuckle out of that.

If you are in the Jacksonville/St. Johns area and would like your home better organized and would like the assistance of a professional organizer, e-mail juliebavi@gmail.com  You can also find me on Facebook by clicking HERE or by searching for Organize With Julie.  Stalk me on twitter @juliebavi.


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