With the beginning of spring comes the end of winters flu, cold, and cough medicines. At the same time spring means sun, insects, and lots of outdoor activities. Its a great time to add a few necessary components to ensure that you have the right supplies for springs medicinal needs. Decluttering this one tiny section of your home will get rid of dangerous and outdated items, while getting you ready for spring.
What To Throw Away:
Expired medicines lose their effectiveness and in some instances can become dangerous. Check expiration dates thoroughly.
Nearly empty bottles create clutter and may not even have enough medicine left for a full dose.
Improperly stored items can partially evaporate, leaving them more concentrated and dangerous. Get rid of items that were not sealed or stored properly.
Duplicates of items that are not used often only create clutter. If you do want to keep duplicates, move them out of the medicine cabinet and into a larger area to store. Try a large bathroom cabinet, or your pantry.
Old prescriptions, or partially used prescriptions should not be saved. Check with your physician if you have questions about saving prescriptions
What To Add:
Aloe Vera to treat burns.
Insect Repellant to keep springs bugs at bay. Check here for information from Pediatrics Guide, Vincent Iannelli, on using insect repellant properly.
Insect bite relief for when they bite you anyway.
Heating and cooling packs for sprains and strains during outdoor fun.
Allergy medications for allergy sufferers.
Updated First Aid Kit including band aids, antiseptic wash, and ointment for spring scrapes.
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