Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Medications

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! Achoo! When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is search your medicine cabinet for the right medication. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)



Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about organizing your medications. I’m just getting over a cold, so I thought this would be a great subject for today. We have some over-the- counter medications here. I would like to organize those by what they do. This one is fever and pain. We have stomach and digestion here and we have this giant bin for ear, nose and throat. And if you have individual medications that are either prescriptions or supplements that you take on a regular basis, I recommend having a bin for each person in the household. So, this is actually, by the way, a drawer divider. You don’t have to find exactly the right small bin. Drawer dividers can sit on a shelf as well as in a drawer, so this works really well. If the person taking multiple supplements and medications wants to organize that a little better and not open up all the different pill bottles every single day, you can buy pill organizers like these. They have larger ones as well with different times of day for dosage, but this is the simplest kind. And you can just once a week deal out all of the medications you need for a day, and then you finish with that for a while.

We should talk about disposal of medication because when you’re organizing your medications you will run into a lot of expired ones and you don’t want to put those down the toilet. That will pollute the water supply. So, you do want to put liquid medications with some kind of salt or kitty litter or sand to kind of solidify them and then put them in the trash. And you want to put pills mixed with some kind of water or other way of making them not easily digestible by another human or animal and put those into the trash as well. The recommendations on that do change frequently, and you hear varying opinions on that, so you can go to this website [] that I’m putting on the screen for the most updated information and see what you’d like to do for disposal.

If you need help getting organized in your bathroom and your kitchen with your medications, whatever it is, we have a team of experts available seven days a week at a very affordable price in our member message board area. You can learn more at

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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