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Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet? simple steps to cut cabinet clutter

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(BPT) - As temperatures warm and flowers blossom, Mother Nature’s renewal often inspires us to refresh our own surroundings. It’s officially time for spring cleaning, but as you focus on scrubbing floors, refreshing draperies and dusting every surface in sight, don’t forget about one area critical to your health and happiness: your medicine cabinet.

Your medicine cabinet is the workhorse of your bathroom, meaning it can quickly become a chaotic mess of bottles, pastes, brushes and other items you need every day. It’s time to cut through the clutter and refresh this area so you can find everything you need in an instant.

Step 1: Declutter

Too many things stacked together makes it difficult to see everything in the medicine cabinet. Take the time this spring to get organized and focus on items you really need. Go through your cabinet and remove unused and expired items that are taking up valuable space, including makeup, cough syrup and prescription medicine. Once you’ve cleared old and unused items, take the things you use regularly and group similar products together to make it easier to find what you need. For example, on the first shelf, place pastes and brushes, on the second shelf shaving supplies, and designate the top shelf for medications.

Step 2: A fresh start

Now, that your medicine cabinet is organized, it’s time to stock up on essentials that you use regularly and keep you feeling happy and healthy. If you are a denture wearer, this is the perfect time to explore using an adhesive. According to a Fixodent survey conducted by Wakefield Research, more than 80 percent of denture wearers experience some sort of gum irritation. Denture adhesive helps to prevent gum soreness and assists in protecting your mouth from the hidden enemies of food particles and odor causing bacteria. Fixodent Plus Gum Care provides long lasting hold that helps stop movement and helps prevent gum irritation, so you can keep enjoying life. Learn more at www.facebook.com/Fixodent.

Step 3: Be prepared

Not only is it important to re-evaluate the contents of your medicine cabinet, it’s worthwhile to think ahead so you’re always prepared. When it comes to small things like insect bites, cuts and stubborn coughs, staying organized and anticipating the unexpected is key. At the start of each season, consider what you might need. For example, spring is a good time to stock up on allergy medicine, antiseptic for bug bites and new bottles of sun block. For prescription medications, consider signing up for your pharmacy’s auto-refill program so you never forget an important refill again.

Spring cleaning is a great way to reinvigorate your home and life. Remember to include organizing your medicine cabinet on your list of to-do’s so that you’re prepared for all the adventures that await in the season to come.

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