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Fall’s in the air…and so are the germs. My kids do a great job washing their hands at school and I wash my hand countless times during the day working in the medical field. We’re always cleaning and wiping things down at home too but it never fails that even with all of our prevention, someone still manages to get sick. And since I don’t always check in on my medicine basket until we need something, it’s easy to overlook running out of something or having out of date medications in there. I wanted to share some tips for keeping your medicine kit all stocked up and organized.
Know What You Need
Who’s in your family? What kind of illness do they typically deal with? Do they have any allergies? Don’t waste your time or money buying things your family won’t even use. Start off by making a list of what your family needs to have on hand. Compare that list to what you’ve got on hand. Be sure to check expiration dates and make a list of what you’ll need to get next time you’re shopping.
Don’t Forget the Basics
Sometimes I take for granted simple things like Kleenex®. Since I’ve always got them out in my house, we run out of them more quickly than we do other things we might need when we’re not feeling well. My favorite Kleenex to have on hand are the ones with lotion. Nothing’s worse than blowing your nose all day and it getting red and raw from rough tissues and they’re strong so you don’t have to worry about sneezing through them or picking up yucky wet, snotty tissues while taking care of your sick kiddos.
To make it easier for everyone to find what they need, you can keep medications and supplies in smaller containers or zip-top bags. Be sure to label them so there’s no confusion. Your label can say what type of things are inside with a quick list of what’s included in the container or bag. If you’re feeling super organized, write the expiration dates right on the bag so you can stay on top of outdated items. You might have a bag for allergies, cold and flu, or pain and fevers. Be sure to keep kids and adult medication separate too. It’s easy to overlook things when you’re not feeling well or trying to take care of your sick child.
Don’t be like me…make sure you check on your medicine kit every month to get rid of expired items and purchase things you’re running low on. You don’t want to have to run to the store when you’re not feeling well or take your sick kiddo out when they don’t feel well. If something slips past, don’t forget about home delivery options too.
One of the first things I tell my kids (and myself) when we start to not feel well is to drink more water (and liquids in general). Theraflu Power Pods help you stay hydrated while getting some relief from cold and flu symptoms you might be experiencing. Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold fit right in your routine. Compatible with most single-serve coffee makers, these fast-relieving pods work on even your severe symptoms. Press. Sip. Relief.
Not Just For Serious Issues
Your medicine kit shouldn’t just be for the “big stuff” – it should have you covered for everyday things that come up too. Sometimes it can be tough to fall asleep at night. I don’t like taking sleeping pills but having other options on hand like Lipton’s* Bedtime Bliss tea helps me relax and fall asleep. It’s a new offering from Lipton called The Lipton Wellness line. The Lipton Wellness range, made with carefully selected botanicals and blended with essential oils, helps make wellbeing a part of your everyday routine.
Don’t Forget On the Go
Sadly being sick doesn’t just happen when you’re at home. While you’re updating and organizing your medicine kit, make smaller versions to keep in your office, purse, and car. You might just save someone else’s day because you were prepared. And don’t forget about your holiday travels too! While you’re packing to visit family and friends, make sure you pack some things just in case. And if you’re the one hosting, make sure you stock up before everyone arrives.
And all this prep doesn’t have to break the bank either. Or take all day. I picked up my supplies at Kroger and everything was easy to find. While I was shopping I snapped some pictures of where you can find these in your local Kroger store. You can grab them all during your regular grocery shopping trip. You can learn more about staying healthy here to help you keep your family feeling well. Don’t forget to check the Kroger app to download coupons to your shopper’s card for even more savings.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.