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An Organizational Prescription for Your Medicine Cabinet

A medicine cabinet is used for a lot more than medication, so it’s important to keep it organized so it doesn’t end up like a chaotic junk drawer. There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure the space in your medicine cabinet is optimized.

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First, purge all expired medications and cosmetics. Next, work from the bottom shelf up, putting oft-used items such as cosmetics and skin care products on the bottom shelf.

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Try to keep “like” products grouped together on the shelves, with the top shelf housing infrequently used medications and perhaps monthly hair and face treatments.

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Finally, take advantage of the prime real estate on the inside of the door and install hooks to hold grooming tools.

Photography by Constance Mariena.

This story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Inspired Home Journal, titled “Organizational Prescription.”


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