7 Tips to Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet and Giving it a Fresh Makeover

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betterhealthmadeeasyNow that Spring is in full swing cleaning out the medicine cabinet and restocking it should be at the top of your list of things to do. You’ll want to go through all your med’s to make sure nothing is expired, old, or empty and replace those items with new and updated products.  It’s important to make sure you do this atleast two times a year to give your cabinet a healthy once over and make sure your stocked with the items you need for each season.

During the spring I like to make sure I am stocked up on items that I know my kids go through quickly like first-aid products such as bandages and antiseptic’s. I like to stock up on allergy medicine, digestive health, and skin care products, too. I have three kids in the house and two adults so there’s always something that one of us needs and we run out often. Keeping stocked up on items isn’t easy but shopping at CVS Pharmacy makes it easy for me to stock up on the things I need for my family this spring and all year round.

1. Go through your medicine cabinet and dispose of anything with an expired date. It’s important to do this especially if this is the first time you’ve cleaned the cabinet in a while.

2. Organize your shelves according to categories. This will make it easier for you to find things without having to hunt through all the shelves. Categories I use are: allergy meds, pain and fever meds, digestive health, first aid and skin care to make it easier  to find what I need. Separating the kids medicine from ours also helps me stay on top of what they need and finding it quickly. One thing I do not do is keep prescription meds in my bathroom. I keep those in a safe place away from the kids.

3.  It’s important to stock up on first aid products especially during the summer. One of the kids is always falling down and scraping a knee or an elbow. I pick up CVS Health advanced healing premium bandages and CVS Health First-aid spray to clean out cuts and scrapes and heal wounds quickly.

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4. Skin care products. I have the worst dry skin and lately hubby has been complaining of dry skin too. The kids have always suffered from eczema so I try to keep stocked with lotions and skin care lotions like CVS Health Intense Dry Skin Therapy. Helps relieve dry skin, its fragrance free, non-irritating, and has exfoliating alpha hydroxy.

5. Replace Toothbrushes. Toothbrushes should be replaced several times a year. Good oral health care starts with having the right products to keep your teeth and gums clean. Teach kids while they are young and they’ll grow up with good habits.

6. Sun care products. Sunscreen is so important this time of year. My youngest has pretty fair skin so I like to make sure I get the SPF50 or higher and we all use it. We’ll be spending a lot of time out in the sun for baseball games this summer and other fun activities so making sure to have enough to get through the summer is important.

7. A simple step to making over your cabinet is using contact paper. I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest and since the bathroom is at the top of my list for room makeovers this year I thought it was the perfect time to implement the makeover and add a personal touch.

Before

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What do you think?

After

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Keeping your medicine cabinet updated and stocked with important health and allergy meds is the key to having a great summer.

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7 Responses

  1. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I think it is so important that we do this. We don’t want to need something in the middle of the night and find out we don’t have it. We also don’t want to be using expired products. Thank you for sharing

  2. Candice B. says:

    Thank you for these tips and advice on what products to stock up on. Reading this was very helpful. Thank you!

  3. Anita Jude says:

    I need to go through mine and get rid of what has expired and stock up on things we need ,,great article and good tips

  4. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I definitely need to go through my medicine cabinet, and through some stuff away. I always check the expiration dates on medicine and food

  5. Sarah L says:

    I’m always very aware of expiration dates on medicines as well as food.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    I usually try and go through everything and dispose of anything expired and replace things needed at least a couple times a year. I do need to keep things more organized though.

  7. Janet W. says:

    My “before” shot would look a million times worse than yours! I desperately need to do some spring cleaning on our medicine cabinets. I’m sure there’s lots of expired products that need to be thrown away. Good idea!!