4 Tips To Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

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When was the last time you had opened the medicine cabinet door? It is best to clean up and get your medicine cabinet organized at least once a year. Expired medications
, old bandages and syrups should be checked regularly in order to avoid misuse foul odor or poisoned medication.Don't put your love ones at risk due to your negligence.

Spring Cleaning

Every year before the New Year arrives, our family has the ritual habit of spring cleaning our closets, kitchen cabinets, study rooms and not forgetting the medicine cabinet that we only thought of it when we are in emergency.

Cleaning up the medicine cabinet has been the easiest task as it takes the shortest time and the least manual work with these 4 Easy Tips To Clean Your Medicine Cabinet that could save someone’s life when emergency occurs.

#1- Move Medicine Storage


Most people locate their medicine cabinet in the bathroom.
What do you keep inside the cabinet? Medications, bandages?

  • Do not keep any drugs or medications whether pills, tablets or syrups in the bathroom.
  • Hot moisture from hot baths can affect the medicines’ potency, durability and gone bad even before the expiry date.
  • Keep them in a dry, cool place to maintain the effectiveness.
  • Notice the small print at the bottom of the label that says “Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a dry cool place, below 30C. Protect from sunlight.”
  • Do as the label says; keep them in a dry, cool place to maintain the effectiveness.
  • Best kept in the dry kitchen, bedroom or living room. Airy and lots of space.
  • Fridge and bathroom are the worst medicine storage location due to full of humidity.

    #2 -Discard Expired Medications


  • Check all medications in all form whether pills or syrup and hygiene solutions for the expiry dates.
  • Whether they are open, not open, never use before, discard expired medications and hygiene solutions into the bin.
  • Remember to pack them well in a newspaper and tie it up tightly with a plastic bag before discarding them.
  • Otherwise, you could put them into a box and hand them over to the nearest pharmacy for advice how to dispose them.
  • Never consume expired anti-biotic that may cause toxic to your organs.
  • Using old eye drops or eye wash can lead to sore eyes or conjunctivitis

    #3-Change Medication -That Had Gone Bad


  • Take a look at the color of the medications and hygiene solutions. If the pills, tablets or capsules had changed color, odor smells bad or make you puke, consistency of the syrup has thicken or different from first bought, they are most likely had gone bad, regardless of the expiry date.
  • Nasal spray and eye drops should not be cloudy or thicken solutions.
  • Pills and tablets should not smell like vinegar and bandages packaging should not be yellowish either.
  • It is dangerous to keep the medicines and hygiene solutions that had gone bad or expired.
  • If you feel the pinch of wasting the money, that’s too bad.
  • Next time when you intend to buy these medications and hygiene solutions, remember to check for longer expiry dates.
  • Replenish empty medications such as fever, diarrhea, cold, headache and hygiene products for wounds and burns.
  • Avoid bulk purchases. Buy whatever that are sufficient for your family needs in case of emergency or needed.

    #4-Replenish Stock


  • Replenish empty medications such as fever, diarrhea, cold, headache and hygiene products for wounds and burns.
  • Avoid bulk purchases.
  • Buy whatever that are sufficient for your family needs in case of emergency or needed.

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    author avatar Carol Roach
    9th Nov 2015 (#)

    this is a great article and beneficial for everyone

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    author avatar peachpurple
    10th Nov 2015 (#)

    thanks carol, I am sure it is helpful

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    author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
    10th Nov 2015 (#)

    Peachpurple, excellent article and wonderful tips. I hope everyone gets a chance to read these valuable tips. Smiles to you tonight and always!

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    author avatar peachpurple
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    thanks nancy, you are always so kind with words of appreciation

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    author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
    10th Nov 2015 (#)

    Congratulations on the shiny gold star!

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    author avatar peachpurple
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    yup, happy with the stars, you too are great with stars

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    author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
    10th Nov 2015 (#)

    Interesting post!

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    author avatar peachpurple
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    thanks fern, I am glad you like it

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    author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
    11th Nov 2015 (#)

    Yes in many places you should return outdated medication to the pharmacy because if you flush it or put it in the garbage there is a risk of it getting into the environment and some medications can be bad for the animals that may encounter it (example fish).

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    author avatar peachpurple
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    I agree, shouldn't flush them into the toilet bowl

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    author avatar brendamarie
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    Great article dear, great tips about cleaning the medicine cabinet.

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    author avatar peachpurple
    12th Nov 2015 (#)

    thanks brenda, cleaning up is best for all

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    author avatar Ptrikha
    11th Dec 2015 (#)

    Well written. Recently, one of my crocin tablet(a paracetamol one) expired - it was valid till Aug 2015.

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    author avatar SaigonDeManila
    18th May 2016 (#)

    Great tips!

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