I’m sick. I have a cold. Kole and Addison have had a cold for a few days and this morning when I woke up and my throat was on fire I knew it was my turn. I went to my medicine/spice cupboard for a cough drop and this is what I found…
Yikes! How did that get so out of control!? Organizing my cupboard suddenly seemed much more appealing than taking a cough drop. Not that I could have found one in there anyway.
So that’s just what I did. And seeing my cupboard look like this actually made my throat feel better.
Random baking supplies on the top shelf.
On the bottom shelf I put one of my recent Container Store purchases to good use. I bought this little stacker to help corral my spices and make them easier to reach. Not that I reach for them all that often… but still. They appear easier to reach.
And the middle cupboard holds medicine. I got rid of a lot of stuff that had expired. Then I placed our most often used items in the front. Allergy meds and barbie band-aids for the littles. Ibuprofen for me… because of the littles.
So the next time you’re sick, instead of taking some medicine, try organizing it instead. It might be just what the doctor ordered. Was for me. :)
17 thoughts on “Organized medicine/spice cupboard”
are we living parallel lives OR WHAT???? except you organized your medicine cabinet and that is on my list of things to do…except i did organize one shelf in the pantry this weekend, which was a minor victory for me. ha!
I get the Vanilla, but the celery seed? LOL
I love the feeling of a clean organized cabinet! Looks great!
Your medicines should not be next to or near to any food items.That is why so many kids think pills are some sort of candy.Medicines of any kind should ,even the ones for kids,should be in a locked medicine cabinet.
I love a well organized space!! This gives me an idea to put bandaids there the medicine is located…hmmm.
i am a friend of erin’s. just for your information, this cupboard is well out of the reach of her children. erin is a smart lady who would never put her children at risk. your concern is appreciated but not necessary. until you know all the facts don’t be so quick to judge. if you are reading her blog b/c you enjoy it…maybe you should leave a kind word as well. just a thought.
p.s. LOVE YOU ERIN!!!
I have our meds in with our spices too!!! I love that organizer you bought to go in there. I may have to snag that idea. Hope you feel better!
Amy – You are the sweetest. Thanks for your support! And know that I LOVE YOU TOO! :)
Anonymous – Thanks for the tips. Just sharing what is working for our family.
Oh I love a good cat fight. :)
Erin, I keep thinking of your wise words of advice as I am unpacking and trying to live amongst the un organized chaos at the same time. Every time I look at my pantry shelves I hear you saying, “Just live in it for awhile so you can be sure of what you really need to do with it.”
I am so glad you told me this because I am making mental notes of what needs what.
Hope you’re feeling better. You know if I was there I would bring you soup.
Wish my spice cabinet looked this organized! I hope you feel better soon. The dreaded cold…can they come out with a vaccine for that? ;}
“Ibuprofen for me….because of the littles” – hahahaha, I love it!
Love your blog, stop by all the time to read about you and your lovely family….trying to be better about leaving comments too :)
Hope you feel better soon. My 3-year-old and I have the sniffles and sore throats today too, not fun.
Have a great week!
Gosh, even when you are sick you are organizing! Inspiring. Hope you are feeling better soon.
I was just digging through my spice cabinet, and thinking “what a mess”. That’s my next project! Most likely very early (like 6am, as I have a son I get up with for early-morning Seminary) tomorrow morning. :)
I love the containers for the spices. They are always such a pain in the butt. NICE IDEA!!!!
I was skeptical on your DVD suggestion..Playgroup favorites. But I ordered it because my 17 month old sits still for nothing….it is on and he is MESMERIZED! He’s dancing and totally enthralled. Thank you, I think I can get the dishes done without him climbing on the dishwasher now!
Hi, I think this blog is inspiring me to be more organised! I read a couple of posts just now, and already I feel like rushing around to clean up a bit before I go out for my O and M lesson…
I hope you’re feeling well now.
Michelle and Troy
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