This winter has been hard one me - it seems like I have had a cold for the past four months - or more. Needless to say, medicine has kept me running through it all. Unfortunately, our medicine closet looks like a bomb hit it.
Yesterday, I pulled everything off of the linen closet shelf and from every cupboard and cabinet that was housing all of the little miracle pills and ointments. That was the first step - I think I found it all, although I didn't go into the "pet" bathroom.
Second step - tossing everything that was past the expiration date. No need to keep a bottle of zinc from 1995, although perhaps if I took that more often I wouldn't be sick so much. Here are some other gems:
- tub of medicated pads from the hospital after I had Jacob. I think I have healed now.
- Oozing tube of Preparation H.
- four bottles of Airborne (like the Zinc - too little too late)
- tube of Dave's prescription ointment from his car crash in 1993
And not a single band-aid to be found. Not even a Spider Man one!
So next I sorted all the rest of the finds and ran to Target not once - but twice, for bins. (total expenditure of $250 for totally necessary things for the project like a microwave rice cooker, cute knit skirt and a Ghostbusters T Shirt for Jacob.) I should have asked Dave before I left for some categories, that being what he does for a living at CVS and all.
- Sun Protection
- Pain Relief
- First Aid
- Skin Care
I should have taken a before picture, but quite frankly I didn't need one more reason to procrastinate on the project. I am forming a pool for the date I find it all a mess again, with lids tossed to the side and other cabinets full of medications.