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The Most Of Your Medicine Cabinet

Bathroom storage space is a wonderful thing, for those of us who are lucky to have it. Many homeowners have limited bathroom storage and are looking to make the most of it. Your small bathroom may puzzle you when it comes to keeping useful items out of sight, but let’s not forget the value of the classic medicine cabinet to help in your need for storage.

If your medicine cabinet is under-utilized and less than organized, you’ll be amazed at what a few little updates can do for your bathroom. Here are a few tricks you can use to take advantage of the space.

 

1. Clean It Out

Like any bathroom organization project, the first step is to clean out the space. Medicine cabinets specifically tend to quickly gather empty containers, small items and more. Before you can organize the space well, you must throw out what you don’t need. This is also a great time to sort through pill bottles and toss what is expired. For any other medicine you can keep, write the expiration date on the top so you can easily identify when it’s ready to toss.

 

2. Determine What You Use Most

Medicine cabinets are usually an array of three to four shelves that are just about eye level. Generally, what you need to use regularly is habitually put in the same place while other items might be tossed astray when you use as needed. The simple solution to better organization of your items is by determining what you use first and working your way up from the bottom. Toothpaste and daily items should go on the bottom shelf while as needed medicines and bandages might be helpful on an upper-middle shelf, as those are typically used as needed. This will help you easily create a habit of organization for your medicine cabinet.

 

3. Medicine Cabinet Organizers

If space in your medicine cabinet allows, a small organizer can be very helpful. Certain types are made to fit the small shelf size and can easily fit small bottles, Q-tips and more. This helps eliminate empty containers and allows for easy access to the items you need. Small cups can also work as containers for miscellaneous items. This is an easy and affordable way to organize your bathroom.

Did you know it’s more sanitary to keep your toothbrush away from the sink? With the help of a small toothbrush holder, you can store your toothbrush out of sight, protected behind the medicine cabinet.