I am a self-diagnosed neat freak. I love to clean and I love to organize. (If I could have a container, holder and/or label for EVERYTHING, my life would be complete!) And this is my brand new blog for everything NEAT!
I have a toddler in perpetual motion, a packrat daughter, a dog and a disorganized husband... and I hope to share the challenges, trials, errors, rewards and insights of being a bit "too clean obsessive" in a family that's not so in love with neatness. And I am making a promise to clean, rearrange, organize and simplify my life... and help you along the way! SO stay tuned for my journey toward everything orderly and efficient!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 30: Menacing Medicine Drawer

We don't have a medicine cabinet in our master bath, so we've given that menacing job to one of the drawers. Of course, when I am not constantly checking on this drawer for neatness and organization (and for expiration dates), THIS is what happens. Mass chaos. (Just dive on in, dig around, and hope you come up with what you need!)

So I figured that today was as good a day as any to reorganize this disaster. I took EVERYTHING out of the drawer and organized it in piles by function... bandages, "stomach problems," allergies, bug repellent, headaches and pains, sore throat, etc., etc.

To save some room and hopefully eliminate the chance of a pharmaceutical avalanche, I tossed all the outdated items and random wrappings and trash, got rid of extra bottles, put like medicines together and put all the bandages in just two boxes. I also ripped off all the box tops. (This makes everything neat and tidy... AND easy to get to whatever it is you need to fix your ailment!)

Then I simply stuffed everything that was left back in the basket (did you even know that a basket was in there!?!), making sure to keep like things with like things. I also placed the most-used items (let's see, that looks like bandages, Excedrin migraine and Gas-X) toward the front.

Then I slid the basket back into the drawer and stuck the extra odds and ends (sunscreen, heat pads, etc.) neatly in the back.

Now, THAT's neat!

1 comment:

  1. I SOOOO need to get my meds organized. For the same reason. Too many hands getting into the basket and not paying attention to the order of things. Thanks for the gentle nudge...


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