Bringing Clarity to the Bathroom Cabinets: Spring Cleaning Tips
It’s over a week into Spring 2010. Have you tackled cleaning your bathroom yet? It doesn’t have to be a dirty job, but here are a few tips to organize your bathroom cabinets that can make a huge difference:
Tip #1: Move medications out of the bathroom
Most people keep medications in the bathroom, but in fact this is not the best place to keep them. The bathroom tends to be very damp and can spoil medications. Consider keeping medicines in a clear box with a lid in a kitchen cabinet or hall closet. If you have kids, make sure to keep these out of reach!
Tip #2: Check Expiry Dates
Pretty much everything has an expiry date, do a quick check of all medicines, toothpastes, and other bathroom products and make sure they have not passed their expiration date. If they have, toss it out! If they are close to expiring, consider placing it in somewhere clear view so you remember to use it up before it expires.
Tip #3: Safely Dispose of Medicines
Did you know that it’s not safe to throw medicines down the toilet, drain or even in the garbage? Take all old, expired pills to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.
Tip #4: Organize What’s Left
Finally, take all your loose first aid supplies (band-aids, gauze…etc), medicines and prescriptions, make-up and any other bathroom supplies and organize them in boxes or drawers. Consider visiting the dollar store for some inexpensive box organizers.
This full-service bathroom cabinet cleaning can be done once a year. Then you can feel confident you can always find what you need when you need it, and you’ll know exactly what you need to buy before you run out (nothing is worse than having run out of toothpaste in the morning before work)!