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Colds, Fevers, Cuts, Allergies…ain’t nobody got time for that! I especially don’t have time to go running out to the pharmacy at 9pm whenever an emergency strikes, because we all know it always has to happen within a half hour of it closing right?  This season I’m all about prevention. I already have my flu shot (check), physical (check), kids & hubby are all good (che…uh I hope lol).  Now it’s time to purge and restock our medicine cabinet.  I’m gonna be ready this year ya’ll.

Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings


Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings

Step 1 – Assess Your Medicine Cabinet/Closet Situation

My bathroom closet is a sort of catch-all for linens, medicines and my some of my beauty product stash, since we don’t have an official medicine cabinet.  My 2nd shelf is dedicated to our health care items. *apartment life*

Step 2 –  Check for Quantity and Expiration Dates

Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings

 

Figure out what you want to keep, which items are running low and what can be tossed.

Step 3 –  Determine What Can Be Disposed of At Home

There are lots of ways to properly get rid of old medicines. The FDA recommends you Flush These Medicines. Others can simply be mixed with kitty litter or dirt and thrown in the trash.  If you’re unsure about a medication or just don’t feel like figuring that all out, don’t worry, I found an easy solution in step 5.  Just set the “unsure’s” aside for now.

Step 4 – Make a list of what you need to restock

 

Step 5 – Head to the store to get what you need

This month Walgreens has a deal where you can save $15 on Pfizer products, so that’s where I went.

Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings

Oh and remember those “unsure” medicines you might have from Step 3, well… did you know that Walgreens has a program to help you properly dispose of those medications? Yup they do.  It’s called the Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Program and all you do is go to the pharmacy counter and buy a medication mailer for $2.99. Fill it up and mail it. Postage is pre-paid and everything. Done!

Don’t forget to scratch out any personal identifiable info on your prescription bottles or packages before you mail them though.

Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings

Purge and Stock Your Medicine Cabinet For Winter #HealthySavings

Step 6  – Go Home and restock your shelves.

 

We are officially purged and stocked for the months ahead. Oh and I decided to go with a lazy susan to help out with the limited space in my closet and to keep things better organized. Now I want you to give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done you healthy super star.

Until next time Stars, keep those medications stocked!

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I didn’t buy a huge haul on this trip but there are many more Pfizer products you can grab at Walgreens to catch the savings deal this month: Click Here

 

So Stars, How Often Do You Purge & Stock Your Medicine Cabinets?

 

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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  1. txtypeamom

    What a great time to stock up on products for winter! I also love that you can dispose of expired medicines so safely and conveniently – thanks for sharing that! #client

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