Did everyone have a chance to catch up or get a little rest yesterday? We’ll have another catch up day before the 31 Days of Decluttering challenge is over, but today we’re getting back to work.
Today, we’ll be clearing our medicine cabinets. We have a special lock box that we keep our pills in because we have lots of kiddos in the house, and, as usual, out of sight usually means out of mind too.
We have a medium sized box, but it’s filled to the brim. We tend to use the same few things on a regular basis so I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff that has either expired or is close to empty.
Tips for storing medication:
- Get rid medication that has expired or you no longer need. Flushing medication down the toilet or throwing it in the trash are not the best options. Check with your local law enforcement or DEA to see if they have a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled. Many pharmacies also provide safe ways to dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired meds.
- Store your medication in a secure location. This definition will vary based on our personal circumstances, but if you have children living with or visiting you on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to have medication stored up high, out of reach, and in a locked or childproofed box.
- Store meds in a location that has low moisture and does not fluctuate much in temperature. Bathrooms, because of the moisture and temperature change, may not be a great location for storing medication.
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