As a mother, I am always looking for ways to consolidate all of the “must have” mommy things that I must carry around. This is often hard to do and as a result, I...
Spring Cleaning: Medicine Cabinet Makeover
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Today we are working on the medicine cabinet. For years, ours has acted as a catchall. I mean look at this picture (it’s pretty embarrassing):
It was easy to just shut the door and not look at the mess, but honestly, I really hated doing that. I found myself unable to find anything I needed and would let medicine expire because it had fallen behind other items, which is a total waste.
Cleaning the medicine cabinet was a fairly easy project and long overdue. I cannot even begin to explain how great it feels to have this completed. From start to finish, this project took a little over 90 minutes not including the paint drying (which seems to take forever here in humid Atlanta, Georgia).
1. Remove everything from your medicine cabinet.
The idea behind this is to start fresh by removing it all. We haven’t done that in years, and it’s like a treasure trove in there. I found a pacifier, diaper rash cream (my youngest is 8) and some contacts that expired in 2009. This deep cleaning was definitely overdue!
Once all of the items were removed, we cleaned with an all-purpose cleaner and dried with paper towels.
This year we decided to do a little DIY, and put a fresh coat of spring colored paint on our cabinet to match our wallpaper. This adds a great pop of color to our bathroom and is a refreshing look from what the medicine cabinet looked like yesterday. We got this great handle at World Market, where you can save 10% off your entire purchase.
2. Get your products organized.
These containers from Bed, Bath & Beyond are the perfect size to organize our medicine. Everything for the kids went into this easy slide out container so it could be accessed at any time. Right now you can save up to 50% off clearance items at Bed, Bath & Beyond!
This is also the time to remove any clutter or bottles that take up space, are no longer needed and/or are missing labels. We always have a couple of random bottles that I am pretty sure I didn’t buy or know where they came from! I also check the caps on everything to ensure they are closed properly. The cap on my hairspray for example wasn’t closed correctly and all the spray evaporated!
3. Clean your makeup brushes and replace old makeup.
Did you know that beauty experts recommend cleaning your makeup brushes at least every two weeks? Yeah, neither did I. I do a quick clean once a week but every spring and fall I clean my makeup brushes thoroughly by washing them with cleanser and letting them dry completely.
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4. Stock up and have backups.
Nothing is worse than running out of my favorite hair care products. I love Herbal Essences products because they work well and smell amazing! You could say that they are my favorite – and with $1 off one Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner, and $1 off one Herbal Essences styling aid, I can afford to stock up. Plus, floral scents are perfect for spring!
I do the same thing with toothpaste and deodorant.
5. Go through your medicine and get rid of anything that has expired.
We removed at least three bottles of old prescription medicine in our cleanout.
It’s also a great time to go through and see what medicines you need in order to get you through the spring. I know that we will always have allergy sufferers in this house, so I like to stock up on the essentials like Vicks QlearQuil (save $1 off one Vicks QlearQuil product) – and with great deals at Coupons.com there’s no reason to wait until you’re suffering!
Once the paint has dried and/or your medicine cabinet is clean, it is now time to place everything back inside. Make certain to organize your products and medicines by type and how often you use them. This is key in order to keep a clean and organized medicine cabinet.
Our bottom shelf is for makeup and deodorant. The middle shelf is for oral care products, hair styling products and eye care products. The top shelf is for medicine because I like to keep those things out of reach from little hands.
Our medicine cabinet makeover was a simple and effective way to get some spring cleaning completed, and Coupons.com provided us with the savings that we needed to make it cost effective.
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