Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Well Organized Toiletry Drawer

In Tuesday's post, we organized our snack drawer.  Today, we will organize the other side of the same drawer, which we will refer to as our "toiletry" drawer.  Toiletry, defined -

 \"toi-le-tre\ n. pl. -ries : an article or preparation (as toothpaste, shaving cream, or cologne) used in making one's toilet - usu. used in pl.  (Websters' New Collegiate Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1981.)

As described above, we have, on this side of the drawer, items which may be necessary on any given day.  Bandaids, Q-Tips, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide for paper cuts and other such nuisances, lint rollers, underarm deodorant, disposable razors, various pain medications (Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Bayer Aspirin) and a few other essential items (Tic Tacs, Neosporin ointment).  Better to be prepared for that little emergency than not.  You may think that you will never need these items during the course of your workday but you will be surprised how often you access this side of the drawer.  Once again, keeping neat organization of these items makes it much easier when you have a splitting headache and need two Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets.  Nobody wants to be rooting around to try and find the bottle only to find it at the bottom of the pile - and empty!  Being able to place your hand on it immediately to get some relief is the way to go.  It is a good idea to go through these items a couple times during the year to check expiration dates.  If an item has expired or is about to expire, toss it and run to CVS or Walgreens at lunch time and pick up new.
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