How to Organize Your Medicine Cabinet for Winter

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It’s that super fun time of year again when, as moms, we have to power through sickness to be there for our families. Motherhood is a 24/7 job and there’s no time to lay on the couch and watch romantic comedies alone anymore.

There’s nothing worse than feeling miserable and dragging yourself to Kroger to pick up medicine. It’s physically difficult to get to the store and once you’re there you end up buying half the aisle because you’re ready to try anything to feel half way normal. For this exact reason I keep my closet stocked with all the necessary sickness fighting weapons to help me be the best Mom I can be.

Medicine Cabinet

organize your medicine cabinet

It has taken me a long time to figure out what type of organizing works for our family. When it comes to closets, it’s best to keep them very minimal and have as much as possible in small baskets. This leaves little room for chaos. In our home we have two closets that hold medicine. I wrote about our master bathroom closet which holds some medicine but mostly medicine that we use frequently.

Our hall linen closet holds supplies we use less frequently (and a few linens). I’m going to break down each shelf because it’s supplies that most families use. Shelf 1: extra blankets and table cloth. Shelf 2: batteries and a small toolbox with frequently used tools. Shelf 3: Grab-and-Go first aid kit for camping or road trips, a basket with medicine, a basket with tissues and a lint roller. Shelf 4: a basket with sunscreens and mosquito repellents and a basket with light bulbs. Shelf 5: a basket for first aid and window plastic for this winter. Floor: a basket with our dog supplies (bath shampoo, brushes, medicine).

cold and flu medicine

There are six main ingredients that I keep stocked at all times in our home:

  1. Breathe Right- I sleep with earplugs and white noise because I have a husband that snores. When I’m sick, I’m right there with him, sawing logs all night. I use the Breathe Right Clear for my sensitive skin. It helps increase airflow so I can breathe better and it does not irritate my skin. When Mom breathes better, she sleeps better.
  2. Dial Soap- I’m not a huge proponent of ‘no germs’ because I think keeping a little germs around helps our immune system. On the other hand, when someone in our family is sick, I am positive to remind everyone to wash their hands. The White Tea foaming soap has a mild smell and it keeps my skin feeling hydrated and soft.
  3. Halls- Our family doesn’t eat a lot of candy but when we’re sick Halls is a special treat that soothes our scratchy throats. Our favorite flavor is the Honey Lemon because it tastes good and relieves cough.
  4. Kleenex- There’s a reason people say ‘Kleenex’ rather than ’tissue’. They’re the best. One and done. Nothing is worse than having a chapped nose from continuously blowing it all day. We use the large Trusted Care boxes when someone is sick and carry the On-the-Go Slim Packs with us in our pockets. Our daughter loves all the fun movie themed boxes so we let her choose which one she wants when she’s sick.
  5. Theraflu- One of the best advancements in today’s age is the ability to buy medicine over the counter that will help knock out our symptoms. Theraflu defeats sore throat, nasal congestion, chest congestion, fever, cough, headache and body aches.
  6. TYLENOL® Cold + Flu- My husband and I react differently to most medicines. His go-to is TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe. It helps with his head and body aches, fever, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion and chest congestion.

kleenex for kids

November has officially arrived, and germs are on the horizon. Stocking up for all wellness needs now at Kroger will help you and your family be prepared for any seasonal sniffles that might arise. This weekend when you do your ClickList order, add these essentials for the winter season ahead. Be prepared so when sickness strikes, you won’t have to go out in the cold weather. Kroger has many savings to take advantage of during the month of November. You can find more inspiring ways to stay healthy this upcoming season at the social hub.

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Breathe Right – Read and follow label directions.
Dial – © The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company
* Based on unit sales of soap products in last 52 weeks scanned data
Halls – HALLS Cough Drops temporarily soothe sore throats.
Kleenex – ® Registered Trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. © KCWW.
Theraflu – Read and follow label directions. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use products only as directed.
TYLENOL©© Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2016
Use products only as directed
The makers of TYLENOL® remind you to use only one medicine with acetaminophen at a time

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