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PREPARE: Ready for Winter

Posted 14/6/2017

With this beautiful sunshine at the moment, it is easy to forget that winter has begun. In preparation for those winter colds and flu which are in evitable with children in your household I thought it was a good time to clear out and reorganise our medicine cabinet. It has always been a bugbear of mine, for the most part because I hate being sick but also because I have never found a storage cabinet as good as my mum’s to suitably contain and display everything so it is easy to find when rummaging in the middle of the night.

Nevertheless, it needed to be done, so I allocated some time in my day to clear it out. I was surprised at the number of expired medications we had on hand, which made for some easy discarding and then grouped similar items making sure to keep the more frequently used items at the front for easy access.

The importance for me when it comes to the medicine cabinet is that I can easily find and access what I want (especially when you have a sick child in pain and upset) so with that in mind I have found a medicine cabinet from IKEA that displays your medical wares and lets you see what you are grabbing unlike the medicine tubs which have been popular of late. It has some different sections and compartments with shelving high enough to allow for the big bottles of kids pain relief as well as some clever little elastic arms in the door to hold some of your flatter items.

I’m pretty happy with the end result, but the test will be when the next round of colds hit.