Do you know that over 40% of house guests snoop in their host’s medicine cabinet? Kinda scary, right?! If you were to open my medicine cabinet a few days ago, items would have fallen out onto the sink and you would have totally been CAUGHT snooping! That’s what you get, snooper!
Yesterday I set out to reorganize our medicine cabinet; it’s embarrassing how long it’s been on my TO-DO list.
First things first. CLEAN OUT MEDICINE CABINET.
I dove right in and removed all of the items & took out the shelves.
I cleaned the inside thoroughly with a hot wet rag & a bottle of Simple Green.
(I kinda love that smell!)
Sorting time! I recycled empty containers & evaluated the necessities. What to keep??
I decided to change out the old paper backing. It’s been like 4 years since I put it in.
Here’s the new backing. I used Martha Stewart’s faux bois wrapping paper because it’s nice & thick.
Because the backing of my medicine cabinet is a thick cardboard, I used push pins to secure the paper. This means I don’t have to deal with tape not sticking & paper unrolling in the future.
Sorting out all of the products was a great thing! I realized how many items I didn’t need/use or didn’t belong in my medicine cabinet!
All of these items didn’t belong in my medicine cabinet:
When everything was dry from cleaning, I put the clean shelves in and started to organize.
I took a pictures with my phone during the process so I could step back & examine what I was working on.
At one point I looked at the bottle of ADVIL and thought it was an eye sore. Who wants to look at that bottle? No one.
I decided to consolidate and put the pills in a smaller travel container I had from the Container Store.
(write the expiration date on a piece of masking tape/label and stick it to the bottom!)
A little less than an hour later, I was left with THIS:
The top shelf is the HUSBAND SHELF. His items live way up at the top. It matches his height.
Second shelf is HAIR CARE (communal) and SKIN CARE (my territory).
I put the MOST USED ITEMS on the bottom shelf for easy access.
And here we have the section of necessities/tools.
Finally! Everything has its place. Now when I open the cabinet door, I don’t have to worry about things falling out. This takes away some of the stress of getting ready in the morning.
Hope this gives you a little motivation to tackle your own medicine cabinet! Or maybe you’re just looking to punish snoopers? The trick is to clean out your cabinet every 4-6 months!