Are your medications and vitamins overwhelming you? I have 4 pillbox holders that I fill up 2 weeks at a time for morning and evening. But all the other bottles have been disorganized. And as much as I try to stay up on getting refills, some are last minute or I even miss a day. None of them seem to run out at the same time.
We have a “drug drawer” in the kitchen with a lock. But as the rest of the family has added vitamins and medication over the years, my medications have suddenly become mixed in with everyone elses. So every time I spent 5 minutes going through 15 bottles looking for a particular one I think, “There has got to be a better way!”
And. . . There is! Check this out!
Can you guess what it is? It is a bead organizer from the crafty Michael’s store. Regularly $17.99, it was on clearance for just $10. And as I looked at, my mind started spinning. It looked like a huge pill box!
So, just to be clear, it is not my daily pill box, as it would be a pain (the irony!) to open up every container for 1 pill each day, but this new box is where I dump whatever is left over when I am done with my two weeks which are separated out.
Here is what my 2 weeks of pills look like.
But now this is where I have everything else from Vicodin to Vitamin D.
Now when I am getting low I can visually see that it is time to call in a refill soon.
I also have all of my labels on the back that include dosage information, milligrams, etc.
Here a little video about it if you are a more audio learner!
What clever solutions have you come up with to organize your medication?
Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries and she lives in San Diego with her husband and son. She is gradually learning how to balance motherhood, family, illness, and ministry, but she still knows it will be a lifetime lesson. You can see the books she has written, including, Why Can’t I Make People Understand? at the Rest Ministries shop.
She is currently writing a book for Christian moms who live with chronic illness. If you are interested in sharing your stories, feedback and confessions for the book, visit her Facebook page at http://MomWithIllness.com .