Mum's simple tactic for organising the space perfectly
Does your medicine cabinet look like this? Mum shares her VERY simple trick for organising the space – and it makes life easier in an emergency
- A mum has revealed how she transformed her cluttered medicine cabinet
- The mum bought wooden boxes from Kmart and divided the supplies in them
- The woman said she hated her old cupboard but now loves the useful space
An Australian mum has revealed how she turned her cramped and chaotic medicine cupboard into a functional, and magazine-worthy space – and you can do it too.
The mum posted incredible before and after photos to a popular Kmart Facebook group – revealing the impeccable $40 transformation of the cupboard ‘above the range hood’ she once loathed.
The mum simply bought bamboo drawers, labelled them and divided the medical supplies between them.
An Australian mum has revealed how she turned her cramped and chaotic medicine cupboard into a functional, and magazine-worthy space – and you can do it too
Before the mum re-organised the space, she would ‘knock things over’ every time she went to use the hard-to-reach supplies.
Now she simply ‘takes one box down’ and can easily find what she is looking for within.
‘What a difference, yes I did throw our some out of date items but love the fact we can take out one box at a time, rather than take out one item and have everything else around it fall out,’ she said.
And hundreds of mums reached out to congratulate her for her efforts and the ‘brilliant’ idea.
‘Awesome Idea. I bought too many of these. Now I know what to do with them,’ one Kmart-lover said.
The mum-of-three admitted to being ’embarrassed’ over the state of her cupboard ‘before’ the transformation – but other mums have said she needn’t be.
‘Your before looked good! Not embarrassing. But great to have a sorted system now,’ one woman said.
The drawers cost the mum about $40 at Kmart – and helped her tidy the whole space
‘I was thinking ‘what’s wrong with the top picture, it looks neat enough’, then I saw the second one. Wow awesome,’ said one woman.
Others decided they need to copy the mum.
‘We should do this so we’re not always running around looking for Panadol,’ one mum said.
Although some mums said the cupboard above the stove should never be used for medicine – as it could get too hot for may drugs, or cause moisture to form.
‘My doctor is always adamant that all the kids’ stuff needs to be in the fridge,’ one mum said.
The mum’s storage boxes are labelled for the part of the body or the patient including ‘mum’, ‘dad’, ‘throat’ and ‘pain relief’.
The bamboo drawers retail for between $3.25 and $7.50 depending on the size.
Revamping tired, old storage spaces is currently on trend – another mum recently went viral after showcasing her amazing rainbow pantry.
Super-organised mother Jessica, from Perth, offered a glimpse inside her immaculate pantry – complete with colour coded items, customised labels and perfectly aligned food containers
Jessica, from Perth, created her dream kitchen using budget items such as stackable drawers, food canisters, storage cubes, and matching containers with lids.
To make her epic pantry easier to navigate for her family, she organised items based on categories, labelled every container and used a three-tier rack to neatly stack glass jars, tinned foods and breakfast spreads, while cereal boxes are colour coded.
‘The pantry is laid out in such a way that the kids can easily access things they need for breakfast, sandwiches and snacks as we are trying to promote self help skills,’ she wrote in a Facebook group.
‘I finally finished re-organising my pantry and thought I would share it with you all including where each item is from.’
On her top shelf, she used $8 stackable drawers from Kmart to categorise her baking items and first aid essentials, with labels ranging from: Cookie cutters, cake decorating and coffee pods to asthma and allergy medications and band aids.
‘I just put coloured card inside the drawers,’ she explained.
She used a three-tier rack to neatly stack glass jars, tinned foods and breakfast spreads, while cereal boxes are colour coded
From the second shelf down, she used a variety of clear food canisters from Target, with prices ranging from $4 to $6.
‘The clear containers come in five sizes and I have used all of the sizes except for the smallest,’ she explained.
The next two shelves, she used six containers with lids from Kmart to store items such as snacks, meal bases, root vegetables like potatoes, cooking oils, kids snacks, and pet food.
She attached each tub with customised wooden letter signs using hot glue.
On the bottom floor, she used $4.99 fabric storage cubes from Bunnings.
‘I have used the cubes to hide ugly things such as soft drink cans, lunch bags, shopping bags and Christmas baking and dining,’ Jessica added.
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