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I’m really not sure how it’s already August and summer is almost over. This summer has flown by and it’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks school will be back in session and all the lazy days of summer will be gone until next year. We’ve been busy over here making the most out of each day and trying to squeeze as much summer fun into these last few weeks that we can. If I’m being completely honest, while I’m going to miss these lazy days, I’m secretly looking forward to a little more structure in our days and believe it or not, I’ve even started our back to school shopping. I always use this time of year to shop for fall clothes for the kids and check important things like our family first aid kits to re-stock them for the upcoming season.
Between school and sports, it always seemed fall was the time for my son to get sick so I made it a habit every August to check our first aid kits, stock up on medicines and replace anything else that needed to be replaced. When my son was in kindergarten, he came home from school sick and ran a high fever late that night. Of course, all my medicine had expired and I had to send my husband out at 1:30 am to get some Children’s MOTRIN® for his fever.
After that year, I made it a habit to do inventory of what I need in our first aid kits every August when back to school time rolls around. I’m happy to report, it’s worked out great these last few years but my first aid kit was definitely in need of an upgrade.
This time around, I decided to create two – an adult version and a kid version. I thought it would make things easier on my husband and my mom whenever they’re home with the kids and I’m not here. This way there was no confusion as to what medicine the kids can have and I just love how they turned out.
The biggest obstacle was finding the right sized containers for the project. I didn’t want a clear container like I had now, I wanted something solid that I could personalize a bit. I picked up these white containers in Target and I’m kind of obsessed with them. They had all different sizes and now I want to organize all the things.
Since they were all white, I wanted to add a little personalization to them so I grabbed my cutting machine and cut out two red crosses for the front and the words “kids” and “adults” to differentiate between the two. This way there’s no guessing which medicine is for who and who can have what if I’m not here.
Once the words were cut, I attached them to the box and filled them up with some of our essentials like Children’s TYLENOL® – the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand for Pain & Fever and Used by Moms for Over 60 years, Children’s MOTRIN®, thermometers and Ultra Strength BENGAY® to temporarily relieve the minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains. For adults and children 12 years and older.
Once they were filled up, I placed them on the top shelf of my upstairs linen closet. I don’t store medicines under the bathroom sink or in a bathroom or kitchen cabinet. I like to make sure they’re kept out of the way where I know the kids won’t go and my linen closet is that place.
I just loved how they turned out and now I don’t have to worry those days they come home sick. I know I have everything I need, all in one spot. I grabbed everything I needed for this project from Target.
I found the medicine on the medicine aisle and the containers where the storage boxes are.
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