Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Week Home Organization Overhaul! I am so glad you are here. Today is the day. Let’s start small but strong! A well organized medicine area can save you time and money. I do not know how many times I have bought a duplicate of something simply because I could not find it. (Apparently, a lot of times as I found 4 bottles of expired children’s ibuprofen..oops)
Your assignment if you choose to accept it…. (15-20 minutes)
- Pull everything out of the area…my area was the medicine “shelf”
- Go through every thing! If you have not used it in the last 3-6 months get it out of there. It can either go in the trash, given away or sold, or put in a more appropriate location. In my case I went through every bottle and checked all the expiration dates. Um..can I say wow. I found things that expired in 2008. Scary! I filled our trash can with expired or no longer used medicines and vitamins.
- Wipe out
- Put back only that which belongs.
I want to hear your stories! What did you find in your area? Maybe some before and after pics.
Remember, this is day one. Move slow and sure. Like the saying says, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. An organized home can seem like a huge elephant, overwhelming, out of reach, and quite frankly downright scary. But in bite sized chunks you can accomplish anything!