Preamble: It’s important to the story to know that our ‘medicine drawer’ was in a secret, low, under-cabinet drawer that’s hard to get to.
So, The Project started because after my last round of sickness, Lloyd said, “Maybe we shouldn’t keep all the medicine so close to the floor, now that we’re getting older.” My creaky joints and I were totally on board with that, along with figuring out where all the other stuff would be better stored. For instance, we keep extra soap, deodorant and toothpaste in the other under-cabinet drawer – the one that now we know the furnace is cooking throughout the winter (thanks, thermal camera).
So, on Sunday, I did NOT take a ‘before’ photo of the process because it was too shameful and embarrasing. I took two folding tables into the bathroom and we pulled EVERYTHING out of the cabinets, doing some preliminary sorting and tossing. (An hour into this was when we discovered we were late to church.)
Later in the day there was more sorting and tossing, and further subdividing of stuff. We wanted to see what kind of totes/bins we might need, but honestly – we had almost everything already. The only thing to buy was something to hold the various kinds of medicine/first aid stuff.
We bought some bins at Dollar General, and they’re going to work out just fine.
So, here is both the ‘before’ and also the ‘after’ of the room.
See? Looks just the same. But, the guts are different:
I still have some sorting of my own stuff to do, but at least I can easily get to the ibuprofen when I get sore and tired.