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Know How to Put Your Pills in Their Place?
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Does this scenario sound familiar: It starts with a sneeze, then comes the stuffy nose, hacking cough and killer headache. You head to your medicine cabinet looking for some sweet relief, only to find expired medicines and a mess you just can't deal with right now. If you'd like to avoid this scene the next time you're under the weather, then organization is key. But where do you start? And how much do you really know about keeping an organized medicine cabinet? Take our quiz to find out.
What's the first rule of organization?
The origin of the phrase "a place for everything and everything in its place" came about in the 17th century, but still holds up today. But "Use it or lose it" isn't a bad motto for getting organized, either.
What should always be stored separately from adult medications?
Kids' medications are different doses and sometimes even different ingredients than adult's meds, so it's recommended to store them separately so there's never a mix-up.
What is the ideal temperature range for storing medications?
A range of 68 to 77 degrees Fahrernheit is ideal for storing medications. Keep in mind the typical ideal room temperature as a gauge.
What room is often the least desirable for storing medication?
Bathrooms are prone to high temperatures and humidity, which are not ideal conditions for storing medications. Consider making room for medicines in a kitchen cabinet.
How often should you sort through your medications and look for expired packages?
Make it a practice to go through your medicine cabinet at least once a year to throw out expired medications.
True or false? Your medicine cabinets should also hold toiletry items like shampoo and conditioner.
Medicine cabinets aren't known for their space, so stash toiletries under the sink or in a pantry.
How deep are the shelves in the average medicine cabinet?
Most medicine cabinets are a mere 3 or 4 inches deep.
What's the ideal material for medicine cabinet storage?
Acrylic is easy to clean and impervious to normal heat and humidity which makes it your best bet for bathroom storage.
What is the best way to dispose of your medications?
Typically, most medications are OK to throw in the trash. But you should check and see if there are any special instructions that come with the package before disposing.
What is the best practice to prevent catching a virus?
You can avoid catching many viruses and nasty bacteria simply by washing your hands regularly and well.
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