How to Organize a Medicine Cabinet Using a Spice Rack

A spice rack can be used not only for organizing spices. It can be very well used to organize a medicine cabinet especially if you take a lot of medications. A spice rack makes all the medicine very organized and easily found. This article will help you through this process.


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    Reserve one (lowest) kitchen cabinet because they give more space, and will add an extra tier.

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    Sort out your medications by these categories:
    • Daily medicine
    • Every other day medicine
    • Occasional (as needed) medicine
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    Place a spice rack into the kitchen cabinet and push it all the way to the back to make a space at the very front - it will give you an extra tier.
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    Place all the "as needed" medication bottles on the top back tier since you are NOT going to use it daily (see a top row shown by arrow).
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    Place all the "every other day" medication bottles on the middle tier, since it also can be used for some every day medicines (see a middle row shown by arrow).
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    Place all the "daily" medication bottles on the low tier as shown on the picture by arrow.
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    You have a little extra space which makes some extra "tier" for the smaller medication bottles (shown on the image)
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    Most likely, there will be a spare room to the right of the rack. Use it for the all kind of medical things that do not fit any of those 3 categories. Examples: nasal inhaler, band-aid, ear drops etc.

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  • It's a good idea to label the similar looking pharmacy bottles (by name) to create a real eye catcher. You can find a cheap label makers at WalMart and other stores.
  • Benefit of this "rack organized" medicine is tremendous. Example: If for any reason you are away from home (few days hospital stay) and you need your regular medicine that allowed by the doctor on duty, just give a "road map" to your loved ones who is going to visit you, which tier it is located on.

Things You'll Need

  • Stair style 3 tier spice rack
  • All your medications
  • Label maker (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Taking Pills and Medicine