10) Medicine Cabinet
Like your kitchen cabinet, it’s a good idea to sort through the old medicine cabinet once a year.
Go through the medicine cabinet and your makeup bag and check those expiration dates, setting aside anything that’s expired. To dispose of makeup, empty and recycle (or reuse!) whatever containers you can. Disposing of expired medicine can be a little bit trickier. Check out this guide for tips on how to properly dispose of medications.
You’re almost ready to put everything back! Before you do, though, grab a rag and wipe down the shelves, so you’re starting with a clean, dust-free space.
Now that you have your makeup and medicines narrowed down to just what you want to keep, put things back thoughtfully. Nail polish and remover should go near each other, for example, and you’ll want to group medications, too. Put prescriptions together according to who they belong to, and organize things like cold and headache medicine so it’s easy to find when you need it.
Have you been trying to get more organized for the new year? I’d love to hear how you’re tackling the organizational challenges – big and small – in your life!