I’ve had a great couple of weeks and I even learned something new along the way. That’s always a good thing, right? So, what was my big epiphany? Here’s a little background info…
On February 17th (seems like ages ago), I had the pleasure of giving a presentation on how to stay organized to the Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club at Bolling Air Force Base. The other speaker that day was the pharmacist on base, Major Joanne Bollhofer-White, RPh. She gave us the run down on medicines, reading labels, and storing them. Now, normally, I tell my clients to chuck anything that has expired, but Major Bollhofer-White shared some information that I didn’t know about at all.
Did you know that you SHOULD NOT keep your meds in kitchen or bathroom cabinets? Guess where my meds are? Yep, in the kitchen cabinet (perfume in the bathroom cabinet). It turns out that keeping your meds in kitchen and bathroom cabinets is not such a good idea because it can get pretty humid in those spots…AND high heat and humidity can make medicines less effective. Major Bollhofer-White suggests keeping all your meds out in the open, but definitely not within reach of your children or pets. The organizer in me is cringing at the thought of medicine bottles strewn about for all to see. But, safety does come first and I’m sure there’s a way to neatly arrange all those bottles.
Anyway, this is not the kind “bad medicine” that Bon Jovi used to sing about, so go check out your medicine cabinet. That’s an order! =)