I've been battling a cold for the past few days, and if I've learned anything from this bout of illness, it's that my medicine cabinet has gotten dreadfully disorganized. I KNOW I've discarded old medicines and vitamins recently, but where do these expired bottles keep coming from? It's not a question you want to be asking at 3 am, when you are pillaging your cache of drugs for relief so you can sleep.
I (theoretically) have separate plastic bins for vitamins and medicines, but there has been so much rifling through them in desperation, always desperation, that they've gotten out of hand.
Yesterday, while in the thick fog of a DayQuil-induced frenzy, I did a quick inventory/sort and found it took very little time to toss the expired medicines and straighten up what was left. In less than 10 minutes, I'd thrown out the cough syrup from 2008, the prescriptions from Tom's ER visit, (2011), the vitamins from 2009 and the half dozen other bottles that cluttered the area.
By the time I was done, I felt high. Or maybe it was just the DayQuil. I don't know, but it felt really nice.
Today's Small Thing is to purge your medicine cabinet of expired medicines and vitamins. You don't have to organize them unless you feel so inclined. But you'll be pleasantly surprised to find out it's not as hard as you think it is.
POINTS: 40 for cleaning out the medicine cabinet!
EXTRA CREDIT: 20 points for taking your vitamins. You know you should anyway.
What's the oldest thing you're throwing out?